Clean Filters Mean A Happy Heat Pump

Heat pump maintenance is something best left to the professionals like us. Modern heat pumps are highly-efficient but complex devices, and the new technology requires an expert’s touch when maintenance is required. Regular maintenance is a good idea though, as it will keep your heat pump working to full capacity and maintain its high energy efficiency. Lower power bills are never to be sniffed at so that alone is one good reason why ongoing heat pump maintenance is a smart idea.

However, there is one very simple thing you can do to keep your heat pump running and your home healthy. It’s as easy as cleaning the filters. If we were to ask you how many times you have cleaned your heat pump filters you’ll probably respond with a one-word answer: Never! That wouldn’t surprise us one little bit as most people don’t. But they really should – you included!

When filters become dirty and grimy, this gunk can infiltrate the heat pump and coat the components. This obviously isn’t desirable and can lead to vastly reduced efficiency at best, and a total breakdown at worst. When this happens, you’re without your prime heating and cooling source until a repair is carried out. Of course, we’re the people to call when a repair is needed but we’d be just as happy for you to keep your filters clean and avoid that inconvenience and expense.

When filters become dirty, a lot of dust, dirt and other contaminants can be blown out of the heat pumps and these particles are then circulated around your home. This isn’t good for the health of everyone living in your house, particularly those who suffer from hayfever, asthma or other respiratory conditions. Yet another reason to keep those filters clean.

It’s a relatively simple exercise to remove and reinstall the filters and just as easy to clean them. A quick vacuum or wash with soapy water (wait until the filters are dry before putting them back) should do the trick, particularly if you do it on a regular basis – we’re talking every 8 to 12 weeks. Check the manufacturer’s instructions if you still have them, or ask us what to do next time we come around for our regular maintenance visit. Contact us soon and we’ll put a maintenance programme in place.

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