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It’s Time to Think About Scheduling Heat Pump Maintenance


If you’re a regular reader of our blog, by now you probably know that we recommend heat pump maintenance twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. That’s because heat pumps need maintenance before the start of the cooling season and heating season.

However, here in Bozeman, MT, our heating season runs longer than in other parts of the country. Homeowners could very well start using their heat pumps in September for heating and not make the switch to cooling power until May! That means your heat pump’s heating season could very well be nine months long.

That’s why you could need heat pump maintenance before the official arrival of spring. Keep reading to learn why it’s time to think about scheduling heat pump service.

Why Do Heat Pumps Need Maintenance Twice a Year?

As we hinted at above, heat pumps work tirelessly, practically year-round to keep your home comfortable 365 days a year. It’s not like a furnace that only runs in the heating season and an air conditioner that only runs in the cooling season. If you had a furnace and central AC, you’d still get maintenance twice a year. 

A heat pump is a true workhorse of the home, with only a bit of downtime during those days when temperatures are pleasant enough that you don’t need your HVAC system.

Why Think About Heat Pump Maintenance Before Spring?

Your heat pump has been working for about 5-6 months now and you’re probably going to keep using it for heat until April or May. Any system that has run on a daily basis, consistently, for the last 6 months is due for a tune-up. 

You may start to notice signs that your heat pump’s performance is suffering. Perhaps its heating power isn’t as strong as it was at the start of the heating season either in the form of poor airflow or lukewarm air. If your heat pump is showing any signs of decreased performance, a tune-up is just what it needs to get you through the remainder of winter and see you through the start of spring.

How Can I Take the Hassle Out of Scheduling Heat Pump Maintenance?

We’re glad you asked! We offer a maintenance plan to homeowners that makes scheduling any maintenance service hassle-free. Our Residential Savings Programs are available to make maintaining your heat pump simple and easy. Here is what’s included with our savings programs:

  • One maintenance visit per year
  • Equipment operation verified and inspected
  • Replacement of air filters each visit
  • Carbon Monoxide Detection Test – one per year (a $150 value)
  • Minor repairs addressed while on site (repairs not requiring parts)
  • All maintenance concerns noted and explained
  • Recommendation reports provided once maintenance is done
  • 15% discount on repairs
  • 20% discount on upgrades and improvements (after one year as a RSP client)
  • All repairs backed with a 5-year parts and labor warranty

Call our Bozeman, MT office to sign up for the program that best matches your household needs for maintenance services that’ll keep you comfortable all year long.

Contact Ambient Air Solutions today for professional heat pump service in Bozeman, MT. Simplifying Heating & Cooling!

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