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Do you get your heat pump serviced by a professional at least once every year?

Do you follow a regular DIY maintenance schedule?

If the answer to the above-mentioned questions is yes, then great. But if your answer to any of these questions is no, then you are putting your heat pump’s efficiency at risk. Lack of heat pump maintenance is one of the most common reasons for heat pump problems, such as inadequate heating and frequent repairs.

On the other hand, regular heat pump maintenance is one of the least complicated ways to ensure that your heat pump uses minimal energy and offers maximum heating. It also helps avoid expensive heat pump repairs.

If you are looking for a heat pump service provider in the Washington D.C. Metro area, feel free to get in touch with us at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning. Call us at (703) 457-9028 (VA Customers) or (301) 686-7129 (MD Customers) to schedule an appointment today!

Why Do Heat Pumps Require Regular Maintenance?

Heat pump maintenance is important to keep your equipment working efficiently. It helps ensure that your heat pump offers adequate heating. Regular heat pump maintenance also helps ensure high energy efficiency. According to, the energy consumption of a well-maintained air conditioning and heating system is 10% to 25% less than that of one that’s not maintained properly.

Similarly, regular heat pump maintenance will make your system more reliable, as there could be potential issues lurking just under the surface. Scheduling a regular heat pump tune-up will help you handle those issues before they become worse, thereby allowing you to save on your time and money.

DIY Tips To Ensure Optimal Heat Pump Efficiency

First and most importantly, you must clean/change your air filters on a regular basis (as advised by the manufacturer). In case you don’t clean/replace them regularly, it will lead to poor indoor air quality, reduced heating, and high energy bills.

In addition, clean the outdoor unit from time to time as it may accumulate dust which, in turn, can lead to increased energy consumption and reduced airflow. The same holds true for indoor units and vents as well, so you must clean them periodically.

Things to Expect During a Heat Pump Maintenance

Ideally, you must have our heating expert service your heat pump at least once every year. Here are some of the checks/fixes that you can expect during a heat pump tune-up.

  1. Complete Examination of your Heat Pump: Our heat pump maintenance expert will examine different parts of your heat pump, including the air ducts, the coils, the compressor, the condenser, the expansion valve, the evaporator, the accumulator, and more.
  2. Complete Clean-Up of your Heat Pump: Heat pumps tend to accumulate dust and dirt over time and so the heat pump expert will wipe down the indoor and outdoor components of the heat pump.
  3. Refrigerant Level Check: Lack of refrigerant is one of the main reasons that lead to reduced heating. The heating expert will check the refrigerant levels and will top it up if necessary.
  4. Replacement of Broken and Worn-Out Parts: Heat pump components tend to wear out with time and usage. This can lead to an increase in the risk of a sudden breakdown. The heating expert will therefore service the heat pump components and replace the ones that are beyond the scope of repair.
  5. Examination of the Electrical Connections: Our heat pump maintenance expert will also check all the electrical connections and ensure that there are no potential hazards that can lead to fire or other major accidents. If necessary, they will clean and tighten all the electrical connections and apply a non-conductive coating.

Buy a Heat Pump Preventive Maintenance Plan

Preventive maintenance plans offer great peace of mind as customers do not have to worry about keeping track of the maintenance dates. If you have a busy work schedule or you tend to forget dates, then investing in a heat pump preventive maintenance plan will help.

Another benefit of investing in a preventive maintenance plan is that since it involves an upfront payment, you can expect a good discount. In fact, many heat pump maintenance service providers tend to charge a premium during peak seasons and holidays. But buying a preventive maintenance plan will help you ensure that you do not have to worry about paying that.

Heat Pump Service We Offer

We at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning offer a complete range of heat pump-related service. Here are some of the most important ones.

  • Heat Pump Installation
  • Heat Pump Tune-Up
  • Heat Pump Maintenance
  • Heat Pump Repair
  • Heat Pump Inspection
  • Heat Pump Replacement

If you are looking for a heat pump maintenance expert in the Washington D.C. Metro area or want to buy a heat pump preventive maintenance plan for your home, feel free to get in touch with us at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning. We are one of the most trusted names when it comes to air conditioning and heating-related service in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax & surrounding areas in VA to Montgomery and Prince George’s County in Maryland. To schedule an appointment, call us at (703) 457-9028 (VA Customers) or (301) 686-7129 (MD Customers).

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