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    How Often Should You Get Your HVAC Unit And Heat Pump Checked?

    There is a saying that “If it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it.” It’s a useful adage that basically tells you to leave things alone if they are working okay. However, there is a big difference between leaving something alone and maintaining something. Regular maintenance means things don’t break down as often, or at all. When it comes to heat pumps and heating systems in your home, regular maintenance is also a matter of safety.

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    Regular maintenance is also a great way of making sure that your heat pump doesn’t pack in on the hottest or coldest day of the year, and a modest maintenance contract will not only give you added peace of mind, it will make sure that you minimize the risk of there being a catastrophic and expensive failure.

    You want your heat pump to keep the indoor temperature of your home at the optimum level, and you also want your heat pump to work efficiently – not just in terms of regulating the temperature, but in terms of the amount of electricity it consumes when in operation. Regular maintenance and check-ups will ensure that you will achieve both these aims on a regular basis.

    Of course maintenance doesn’t mean you have to call out a specialist every month, as one of the most important aspects of your maintenance routine is to change the air filter, ideally on a monthly basis as this is a good habit to get into. However, when it comes to the more technical aspects of maintenance of your heat pump, we recommend a twice-yearly inspection. While you may be concerned about the cost, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that if your unit isn’t operating at maximum efficiency, then you could end up with a fuel bill that is far greater than the cost of regular maintenance. It has also been proven that regular maintenance will extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit my several years, once again saving you considerable cost.

    So, what gets checked when you have your heat pump regularly serviced?

    • Ducts are inspected to ensue that there is no obstruction to airflow.
    • Refrigerant levels are checked, as are signs of any leakage.
    • Electrical junctions are checked.
    • Motors and belts are lubricated when necessary.
    • A full safety check is carried out.

    Why not give us a call here at A&E Air Conditioning and Heating; let’s set up a regular maintenance contract and let us give you the peace of mind you deserve.


    **A&E Air Conditioning & Heating is a full service HVAC company providing Air Conditioning and Heating installation and repair services in San Antonio, Bulverde, New Braunfels, Boerne, Buda, Kyle and surrounding areas.