Servicing my Air Source Heat Pump
As with any major piece of equipment, it’s always best to get it checked, serviced and maintained on a regular basis. With an Air Source Heat Pump, this is especially true and although they are known for their reliability and long lifespan, proper maintenance is absolutely critical. Not only is servicing and maintenance critical for ensuring the Air Source Heat Pumps efficiency but it is also a legal requirement to service your whole system on a yearly basis to protect your manufacturer’s warranty and your Renewable Heat Incentive claims.
Air Source Heat Pump Servicing…
As mentioned before, Air Source Heat Pumps tend to have a much longer lifetime than other central heating equivalents such as gas boilers and electric heaters, this is mainly due to their exceptional build quality and lack of moving parts. A well maintained and serviced Air Source Heat Pump can continue to operate effectively and efficiently for over 20 years with some people reporting to have had their Air Source Heat Pump for even longer.
When you get your Air Source Heat pump serviced by a qualified technician they will typically:
- Clean and or swap out filters.
- Clean coils and fans if necessary.
- Ensure proper airflow is not impeded by debris (leaves, dust etc.)
- Clean the supply and return registers inside the property.
- Power off the unit and check/clean fan blades.
- Check ducts for leakage and repair if necessary.
- Inspect filters, ducts, blower and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions.
- Measure airflow is correct.
- Check refrigerant levels and pressure.
- Check all electrical contacts and ensure they are protected from the elements.
- Check for system leaks.
- Lubricate moving belts, motors and check for damage/wear and tear.
- Check and test the thermostat under normal operating conditions.
It is also highly recommended to get your yearly service performed before a period of heavy use such as the winter months to make sure that everything is working smoothly and efficiently. We offer a wide range of service plans to suit all of your needs, our plans range from a Silver Plan which includes an annual service of your outside unit, water cylinder and everything in-between all the way to our Premium Service Plan which also includes 7 days a week cover in the unlikely event of a breakdown or malfunction, full Premium Support from our technical installation team and full parts and labour coverage for up to five years after your installation.
All in all, an Air Source Heat Pump typically requires very little work to be done on them. It is very rare that a major component needs to be changed out or repaired in its lifetime as there is so little that can actually go wrong with the system, however, as discussed above it is good practice to get your Air Source Heat Pump serviced to ensure that it can continue to heat your home effectively and cheaply well into the future.