Heat pumps are a great investment for your home. They are energy efficient and last for a long time with regular maintenance. Without regular maintenance your heat pump is more likely to have a problem down the road. If your heat pump does have a problem, the repair could cost more than just having it maintained regularly.
What is A Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one area to another. A heat pump can also be reversed to cool an area as well. A heat pump pulls the heat out of the air to heat your home or office building. Your heat pump can also pull the cold out of the air to cool your home or office building.
Heat Pump Maintenance
To properly maintain your heat pump you should change the filter every month. If your filter is not changed all the dust it collects will cause the efficiency to go down. Your heat pump also needs regular maintenance by a professional at least once a year. This checkup helps to prevent any unwanted problems, and helps to keep your heat pump up and running for the 20 year expected life span.
Why Do Heat Pump Repairs Cost A Lot?
Heat pump repairs can get costly without regular maintenance because usually when one part messes up the others soon follow. There are many parts that come together to make your heat pump work. If one of these parts stop working, the other parts that rely on that part will stop functioning properly as well. When one part stops working, all the other parts have to work even harder, which puts a lot of strain on on your heat pump and the parts within. With multiple parts needing repair, the cost for repairs go up because there is more work that has to be done.
Don’t let your heat pump cost you more than it has to. Have your heat pump maintained regularly and save yourself and your system from costly repairs. Call Air Handlers OBX today and talk to one of their professionals about having your heat pump maintained. The professionals at Air Handlers OBX will also be able to help you better understand your unit and why without regular maintenance you could spend more money in repairs than you need to.