After making a big investment in your Jensen Beach, FL, home, you’re most likely looking for a way to protect it for the longest time possible. Your heat pump’s lifespan depends on many factors, including design and quality. The following three tips will help you make your heat pump last as long as possible:

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Just like with other appliances and systems in your household, the first step toward lengthening the lifespan of your heat pump is regular maintenance. This involves ensuring that your system’s air filters are regularly cleaned and replaced whenever necessary.

Dirty air filters cause your system to work harder and longer to reach the desired temperatures, which translates to a shorter lifespan. During maintenance, the service technician can also uncover and correct any underlying problems.

Hire a Licensed Professional for Repairs and Replacements

Although DIY projects are cheap and unlicensed service technicians seem like a perfect way to save money, that’s not entirely true in the long run. When it comes to your heat pump, the famous saying that cheap is expensive is true. You or your unlicensed service technician lack the appropriate tools and knowledge necessary to repair your system.

Rather than eliminating the problem, you might end up causing more extensive damage to the system, which demands more from your finances. In the worst-case scenario, you might need to install a new heat pump.

Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean

In most cases, you may end up neglecting the outdoor unit when you’re cleaning other parts of your home. However, this component of your heat pump is just as important as the rest. Be sure to regularly remove any leaves or dirt on your outdoor box.

Our professionals are well-trained and equipped to go above and beyond to protect your system. Contact Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning for your heat pump maintenance, repair and installation needs.

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