Well, it’s just like gas boilers – they need to be checked every now and then. Getting your air, ground, or water source heat pump service can actually increase its lifespan. Normally, a heat pump can last up to 15 years, but with proper maintenance, it can work efficiently for 20-25+ years!
Only a qualified installer should check your heat pump to ensure it’s running safely. Now, you might be thinking – is there a law that says I need to get my heat pump serviced regularly? Actually, there isn’t.
Even though heat pumps are designed to last a long time with few moving parts, having them serviced once a year after the initial installation is still recommended. And when you do get it serviced, make sure it’s done by a qualified engineer.
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During the service, a qualified engineer will check the efficiency and performance of your heat pump to make sure it’s working correctly and providing the desired comfort levels to your home.
So, what does a heat pump service include? Well, it involves several tests, checks, and inspections to evaluate the safety and efficiency of your heat pump.
The service includes visual checks, temperature checks, system checks (visual and diagnostic), pressure testing of all relevant pipework, leak testing, and electrical circuit testing. You’ll also receive some professional advice on system setup and product use. In a regular service, we will
Remember, a thorough service will help ensure your heat pump is functioning safely and efficiently.
Clean the heat exchanger fins at the back of the pump with a brush, especially if they are located near trees.
Remove and clean the magnetic particle filter, which captures corroded iron particles that could potentially block the heat exchanger. Neglecting to clean this filter can lead to reduced system flow rates and issues with the heat pump compressor, as well as other components.
Check the expansion vessels, valves, and settings for heating and hot water to ensure they are at the correct pressure and functioning optimally.
Check refrigerant levels, filters, and strainers for any debris or blockages that may affect the system flow rate. If you use glycol (antifreeze), we will make sure to check its levels and top up as necessary.