With winter drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the summer season. That may seem rather premature, with the average temperatures hovering around the mid-40s right now. Still, it’s better to make preparations now than to have to rush through them in the middle of a heat wave later. One of the most important parts of preparing for the summer season, from a climate control perspective, is to schedule preventive maintenance for your system. That goes double for heat pump systems like ductless mini splits.
Why Maintenance Is Important
It is never a good idea to wait to call for professional services until your system starts to exhibit signs of a problem. This is because by the time your system actually starts to show signs of a problem, it likely will have already been damaged by said problem. We’re going to guess that you want to prevent as much damage to your system as possible, in which case it’s a good idea to make sure you schedule preventive maintenance for it.
Consistent preventive maintenance has been proven to improve energy efficiency in HVAC systems by up to 40% and reduce the odds of serious problems developing in the future by up to 90%. As long as you’re consistent with scheduling preventive maintenance on a routine basis, you can expect to save quite a bit of money on repair costs over the life of your ductless system. You can also expect it to last longer before needing to be replaced.
Why Bi-Annual Maintenance?
Bi-annual maintenance is an important part of keeping your ductless mini split system healthy over the years. Most heaters and air conditioners don’t need maintenance more than once a year. This is because they only have one season out of the year during which they are placed under more strain than usual. Maintenance conducted the season before ensures that the system is in top condition to face the added strain. With heat pumps like ductless mini splits, though, that’s not the case.
A ductless mini split system is put under strain all year-round since it acts as both a heater and an air conditioner. This means it accumulates wear and tear twice as fast as other systems. If you want your ductless mini split to be able to serve you well during both summer and winter, you’re going to want to schedule maintenance for it during the spring and fall seasons.
So, if you haven’t scheduled spring maintenance for your ductless mini split yet this spring, now is the time to do it. That way, you won’t have to worry about it when you’re using it every day to keep cool.
Sunset Air provides a full range of ductless mini split maintenance throughout Olympia, WA. If you need help preparing your ductless mini split for the coming summer season, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. We can make sure that your ductless system is in top shape all year-round.