Summer is a great time to get a heat pump service, especially if you’re going to be switching onto cooling mode. We’ve got some tips below to help you do a basic heat pump clean but if you haven’t had it looked at by professionals (like us!) for a while then get in touch as we’re running some great heat pump servicing deals at the moment.
WHY GET An annual HEAT PUMP service?
- Improve the efficiency of the heat pump- a dirty heat pump requires more energy to run.
- Remove mould, dirt, dust, grease and pollen- improving the air quality in your home.
- Lengthen the life of your heat pump. A heat pump should last for a minimum of 15 years, but only if it is maintained and serviced regularly.
HOW TO GIVE YOUR HEAT PUMP A BASIC SERVICE
Step 1: Clean the dust from the filters.
As a rule of thumb, you should be cleaning your Heat Pump’s filters every season (every 3 to 4 months). Over time the build-up of dust and debris can clog the air filters and restrict air flow. Cleaning your filters regularly will ensure that your Heat Pump operates at optimum efficiency and reduces unnecessary energy consumption.
Removing and cleaning your filters is a relatively easy task that you can do without the help of a technician.
How to clean heat pump filters
- Make sure your Heat Pump is switched off before you begin.
- Remove the front panel of your unit.
- Remove the air filter and clean with a small brush or vacuum with a brush attachment. You may also choose to rinse with lukewarm water. If so, leave in a shaded area to dry or use a soft dry cloth.
- Slide air filter back into unit and replace the front panel.
Step 2: Clean the indoor unit grilles.
Dust also accumulates on the grilles of your indoor unit. Gently vacuum along the grooves or gently wipe with a damp cloth for efficient air flow.
Step 3: Clean the outdoor unit.
Did you know that cleaning the outdoor unit of your Heat Pump Air Conditioning System is just as important as cleaning the air filters of your indoor unit?
To keep your unit running at its best make sure to keep the outdoor unit clear of organic matter such as leaves, weeds and debris.
Then isolate the outdoor unit from electrical supply before cleaning down the outdoor unit (even if you have turned off the indoor unit). You will find this switch next to the outdoor unit.
Wash the unit down using very low pressured water from a garden hose.
Step 4: Get your Heat Pump professionally serviced every 12 months.
The tips above will help keep your unit working effectively and efficiently. But they don’t replace the need to have your system professionally serviced by an accredited Heat Pump Air Conditioning technician like G-Force. We will ensure your system will run smoothly and efficiently, delivering comfort to your home while extending the life of your investment.
heat pump servicing by G-FORCE
Depending on the type of service you choose, your heat pump service will include:
- Fully Qualified Electrician: A fully qualified electrician will be on-site for the premium service, ensuring all electrical components are thoroughly inspected and maintained.
- Calibrate Thermostat: Calibrating the thermostat for accurate temperature control.
- Check for Airflow Issues: Ensuring unobstructed airflow.
- Test the Heat Pump: Monitoring the heat pump’s operation for proper functionality.
- Check for Unusual Noises: Investigation and resolution of unusual noises or vibrations.
- Condensate Drain Cleaning: Cleaning and clearing of the condensate drain to prevent blockages and water damage.
- Documentation: Detailed documentation of findings, maintenance, and recommendations.
- Recommendations: Discussion of identified issues and recommendations for any necessary repairs or upgrades.
- Customer Education: Providing information on regular maintenance tasks to keep the heat pump running smoothly.
- Inspect Electrical Components: Checking electrical connections and components for safety and functionality.
- Initial Inspection: A thorough examination of your heat pump’s exterior and interior components.
- Shut Off Power: Safety measures include turning off power at the thermostat and circuit breaker.
- Cleaning the Filters: Air filters are cleaned or replaced to ensure proper airflow and indoor air quality.
- Inspect and Clean Coils: Inspection and cleaning of indoor and outdoor coils for efficient heat exchange.
- Check Refrigerant Levels: Verification of refrigerant levels to identify any leaks or low levels.
- Lubrication and Inspection of Moving Parts: Lubrication of moving parts and inspection for wear and tear.
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