Heat Pump Tune-Up

As the old saying goes: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s true when it comes to maintaining your car, your appliances, and, in this case, your heat pump system. Regularly maintaining heat pumps helps prevent untimely breakdowns and can extend the unit’s overall lifespan.

If your heat pump is due for maintenance, or you can’t remember the last time it received a tune-up, contact the professional heating and cooling experts at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric to schedule an appointment.

What are the Benefits of a Heat Pump Tune-Up?

Having your heat pump tuned up twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall – has many benefits that will save you money and stress. The benefits include:

Improving Energy Efficiency

Regular heat pump maintenance can help your unit run more efficiently, leading to lower energy bills. Research shows that well-maintained heat pumps use 10-15% less power than those without proper upkeep.

Identify Small Issues

Our technicians can catch smaller issues during heat pump maintenance before they balloon into more serious, expensive problems. Repairing the minor issue now can help prevent a complete system breakdown on one of the coldest or hottest days of the year when your heat pump is being pushed to its limit.

Increasing the System’s Lifespan

Heat pumps can last up to 18 years, but only if regular maintenance is performed. Well-calibrated systems operate more efficiently and less frequently to achieve the desired temperature settings. This puts less stress and wear and tear on your system which can go a long way in extending its lifespan.

Keeping Your Warranty Intact

If your heat pump is still under warranty, you can get help paying for repairs or replacement. But your warranty will only cover these fixes if you can prove that the system has received regular maintenance.

What’s Included in a Heat Pump Tune-Up?

Our professionals stay up to date with training and practical experience. This means a comprehensive inspection and tune-up from Ravinia Plumbing will benefit the comfort and safety of your home. During a heat pump tune-up, our technicians will perform the following:

  • Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor condenser coil for dirt and other obstructions
  • Verify adequate airflow by measurement
  • Verify correct refrigerant charge by measurement
  • Inspect for refrigerant leaks
  • Inspect electric terminals
  • Verify the blower motor is operating within manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Verify correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
  • Verify correct thermostat operation

Enroll in a Preventative Maintenance Plan from Ravinia Plumbing

Between work, driving the kids around, and checking off items from your daily to-do list, we know it can be difficult to remember to have your heat pump tuned up twice a year. But when you work with Ravinia Plumbing and enroll in our Home Care Club, we’ll remind you when it’s time for heat pump maintenance and schedule a time and day for service that works around your busy schedule. This ensures your heat pump gets the maintenance it needs to prevent untimely breakdowns and extend its overall lifespan.

Some of the benefits of enrolling in our Home Care Club include:

  • Free annual visual plumbing inspection
  • 10% off our regular prices
  • No standard service charge (usually $69) if we come to your home, provide a quote, and then do the work during regular business hours.
  • During non-business hours, pay only the standard service charge (currently $69); not the emergency service charge (currently $189)
  • Priority service
  • Expedited service for Home Care Club members for plumbing,
  • HVAC and electrical emergencies
  • Email service reminders
  • Extended warranties

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Heat Pump Maintenance Service

If you want to avoid expensive repairs or prematurely replacing your heat pump, then invest in regular heat pump maintenance with Ravinia Plumbing. We’ll ensure your heat pump system is ready to go each season for year-round comfort. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.