Taking care of my Air Source Heat Pump
If you have taken the step to install an Air Source Heat Pump then you may be wondering if there’s anything that you need to do to keep it running smoothly for its full operational lifespan?
In reality, Air Source Heat Pumps are built to last and as such, they do not require much in the way of day-to-day care. However, here are some of the best things that you can do to keep your system running smoothly.
Get an annual service for your Air Source Heat Pump…
The best thing that you can do to ensure all is well with your Air Source Heat Pump is to make sure that it is serviced on an annual basis.
This is actually a requirement to claim your Renewable Heat Incentive payments and will also help to ensure your system is running as it should do. When you have your annual service, an engineer will; clean/swap your filters, ensure proper airflow, check your fan blades and much more.
Servicing your Air Source Heat Pump will also give you peace of mind going into winter knowing that your system is operating as it should and is ready to take on the cold conditions like they are built to do!
Keeping things clean…
Another thing that you can ensure is that the area around your Air Source Heat Pump is neat, tidy and free of any prying branches. This will ensure that your system has access to free-flowing air, making sure it gets the air intake it needs. Ensuring there are no branches near the fan blades is also a good precaution as you don’t want to stress the fan blades with unnecessary debris. It will also ensure that your system can be properly serviced and accessed.
It is also important to ensure that the ground where the Air Source Heat Pump is situated is in good condition and is not likely to shift/move. However, when you get your system installed it will be placed in the best location for it on your property. You will also want to ensure that your Air Source Heat Pump will not be exposed to large amounts of running water as this could seriously damage your system.
All in all, Air Source Heat Pumps are extremely durable and are built to survive over 15 years outside in all weather conditions sometimes even longer. However, as discussed above, it is very important to make sure that you get your Air Source Heat Pump serviced at least once a year and also make sure that its immediate surrounding area is free of any debris that could damage the system.