Having a heat pump or some kind of air conditioning unit installed is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Whether it’s for your home or your business, it makes for a more comfortable environment. This is all great but, as with most good things, you need to learn how to keep up with the maintenance of the appliance or fix it when you need to. We can’t all be experts, but there are a few trade tricks you can use to stay on track. In this blog, we share ones that you can use to maintain or fix your heat pump.
- Get Rid Of Dirt & Dust In And Around The Unit
The area in and around your unit should be kept clean and neat, without debris that could compromise the unit from working. This will only apply if you have opted for a floor mounted unit and not a ceiling or wall mounted one.
- Clean Out The Heat Pump Filter Regularly
The filter stops unnecessary materials from entering the unit. However, if it’s not cleaned or replaced from time to time, the filter can get clogged. Considering that you need air to flow freely through your heat pump, clogging wouldn’t be ideal.
- Re-Oil The Fan Motor Inside Your Heat Pump
The fan is a central component of a heat pump, so don’t neglect it. Appliances with moving parts that are made from metal will always need to be oiled up. Luckily, this isn’t something you have to do daily. Once or twice a year is enough –make sure the motor doesn’t dry up.
- Check For All The Usual Culprits – Sometimes The Problem Is Right Under Your Nose
Sometimes the things that worry us aren’t as complicated as they may seem. If your remote control isn’t working, double-check that there are working batteries inside. Another common one is forgetting to select the correct mode (heating or cooling) on the unit. Make sure it’s switched on before you make a panicked phone call.
- Hire A Professional To Help You Out
Last but not least, you can always call in experts that you trust to fix your heat pump. This way, you’re less likely to make costly mistakes, and the pressure of getting it right falls on someone with the relevant tools, skills and experience. Contact Fonko for some of the best maintenance Auckland has to offer.