Heat Pumps: Do they need servicing?

Do Heat Pumps Need Servicing And What Does It Entail?

It’s winter and it’s cold. It is the time of year you need your heat pump most. Mornings are never easy and that’s multiplied tenfold when it’s freezing. Our top tip is to utilise the timer mode on your smart heat pump and schedule it to come on as you wake up or enter the office, so you don’t start the day in a bad mood. 

It’s common to take your heat pump for granted when it’s working well. It’s one of those things we don’t give much thought to but there is one important aspect of maintenance that must be done to ensure your heat pump doesn’t fail. An annual service is key.


Just how important is servicing? Well, to be frank, it is very important. Every electrical or mechanical appliance needs some form of upkeep to ensure things don’t go awry. Heat pumps are no different. Here are the main things that an annual service from Fonko can help with.

  • Prevent expensive repairs: During our service, we will let you know if anything is broken or looks like it is going to break. Finding these things early can mean a simple repair rather than an extensive one further down the line.
  • Efficiency: By cleaning and servicing your unit, efficiency will be improved. That means your heat pump will function better and you’ll get more out of it.
  • Lower energy costs: A byproduct of improved efficiency is lower monthly energy costs for your home or commercial property. 
  • Extended lifespan: Regularly servicing and looking after your heat pump can increase its lifespan by approximately 5 years. 

Now you understand how important a service is, let’s explain exactly what a service includes. A residential heat pump service will be different than a commercial one. Commercial heat pumps will likely be used for very long periods every day and may have to deal with a dirty and dusty environment. These external factors affect the heat pump system and might dictate that your system needs servicing every 6 months with filters cleaned more regularly. Here are some of the key elements a full service includes:

  • Clean all of the unit’s filters, vanes and outer covers
  • Check electrical terminals for signs of wear, tear and failure.
  • Unblock and disinfect condensation drain if required.
  • Clean and disinfect indoor unit to remove any bacteria build-up
  • Test refrigerant pressures 
  • Check for obstructions and test heat pumps performance

Get in touch with us today to book a service appointment for you.

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