Here in Mesa AZ, heating systems often include heat pumps, which use the same principles as air conditioning systems to both heat and cool your home depending on the weather. Heat pumps work best in climates with warm winters, making the deserts of Arizona an ideal place to use them. As with any appliance, routine maintenance and upkeep can make a big difference in its ability to function effectively. If you’ve just installed such a system, you should know how to protect your heat pump with regular maintenance.
Maintenance isn’t quite the same thing as repair. It’s basically a tune-up session, in which the technician cleans all the interior components, recharges refrigerant, tightens loose fittings and runs the heat pump for 15 minutes or so to look for any larger issues in need of repair.
This serves two very important functions. Firstly, it allows you to get an early jump on any lingering issues that might get worse as time goes on. That helps lower your repair bills by addressing a small problem instead of a big one. It also gives you the luxury of scheduling a repair at your leisure, instead of rushing to fix a problem as quickly as possible because the heat pump has broken down unexpectedly.
Secondly, it improves the overall functioning of your heat pump: allowing it to run more efficiently. By cleaning off the dirt, tightening the screws and similar maintenance issues, it reduces friction on moving parts and keeps components from rattling in their housings. It also stops things like air leaks, and keeps refrigerant gas at optimum levels. All of that means that the heat pump won’t waste any energy, which means you’ll save on your monthly bills.
If you want to protect your heat pump with regular maintenance, the Mesa, AZ heating systems technicians at John’s Refrigeration is here to help. We operate in Mesa, heating systems are a part of our service plan, and we can provide reliable maintenance to keep your heat pump running at its peak. Pick up the phone and give us a call today. You’ll be glad that you did!