heat pump service
Just like a car, a heat pump needs regular servicing. When you neglect to service your car, it loses efficiency and will inevitably have problems further down the road. Your heat pump is no different.
All leading heat pump manufacturers recommend having your heat pump serviced at least annually. This extends the heat pump's lifespan and efficiency. It also rids it of mold and dust build up, which can be detrimental to health.
Our seven point service includes:
Cleaning indoor unit filters and coil of dust, pollen, bacteria and mold.
Verifying the output temperature of the indoor unit in both heating and cooling.
Cleaning the coil of the outdoor unit of debris, slowing corrosion.
Straightening coil fins bent by debris and vermin, aiding air flow and efficiency.
Inspecting outdoor unit fan bearings and balance.
Checking refrigerant levels and piping for signs of leaks, which impede function.
Ensuring the entire heat pump is electrically sound.
Why service your heat pump?
The unit below was a popular model that had been installed for six years and had never been serviced. Over the summer months while running in the cooling mode dust and debris built up through the fins and collected in the bottom drip tray. Once winter came and the unit was run in heating, condensed water ran off the fins and formed a muddy sludge in the drip tray. This blocked the drain holes in the drip tray causing sludge to build up. This process repeated for the following five years rusting out the drip tray and causing the fins to corrode that eventually lead to a refrigerant leak.
A six year old unit which should have had at least another six years life was now uneconomical to repair and only good for the scrap yard. This could have been prevented with a yearly service.
Have you serviced your heat pump? If not, book it now!