Heat pumps, for all of their capabilities and undeniable usefulness, cannot hope to run at their best without seasonal tune-ups. Fall is a great time for residents of Forsyth, IL to get heat pump maintenance out of the way. Here are some compelling reasons that fall heat pump maintenance is so important.

Be Ready for the Winter

Although temperatures do take a serious dip during the fall, the worst weather is yet to come. When winter arrives, your heat pump will have to work even harder to keep your home warm and cozy. There’s no worse time to have it give out on you than in the middle of winter.

Save on Utility Costs

If your heat pump hasn’t been maintained properly, it’s almost guaranteed to be costing you extra money every month on your utility bills. Even without factoring in the steeper heating bills that arise from neglecting routine maintenance, skipping tune-ups will likely result in the need for more frequent and more costly heat pump repairs.

During a maintenance appointment, an HVAC technician will clean the heat pump’s major components, check the refrigerant levels, clean or replace the filter, check the electrical connections, and perform other tasks to calibrate your heat pump so that it will use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, will result in savings for you when it comes time to pay your utility bills.

A Longer System Life

On average, a heat pump should last about 10-15 years before you’ll need to replace it. Omitting seasonal tune-ups will increase the wear and tear on the system’s components and likely result in the need for a premature replacement. It’s never a good idea to ignore the need for heat pump maintenance, no matter the season. Use this time to call Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling to schedule an appointment for one of our heating services in Forsyth, IL, and the surrounding areas.

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