What’s Causing That Burning Smell From My Heat Pump?

Regular maintenance of a heat pump is a crucial task that should never be overlooked. It is estimated that nearly 90% of heat pump failures stem from neglecting the cleaning and maintenance schedule. There’s nothing more annoying than a malfunctioning heat pump, especially when it starts emitting a burning smell. This odour is a clear sign that your heat pump requires immediate servicing, something Fonko specialise in.


Understanding the Cause of the Burning Smell

The burning smell from your heat pump is often caused by dust accumulation on the electric heater coil. This is a common issue that can occur when you use your heat pump after a long period of inactivity. Dust particles infiltrate the ductwork, landing on your electric coils and settling there. When you switch on your heat pump, these particles burn off the coils, resulting in an unpleasant smell. However, to be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to contact Fonko even if the smell eventually dissipates. Other factors can contribute to the burning smell such as a clogged air filter or objects inside the ducts of your heat pump. An electrical burning smell might suggest an electrical malfunction in your heat pump. While this isn’t a common issue, it’s something that should be addressed promptly. 


The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Although a burning smell from your heat pump usually indicates a simple problem, it’s a clear sign of inadequate maintenance which can lead to more serious issues in the future. Therefore, it’s highly advisable to set up a regular service programme with Fonko’s expert services. Regular heat pump servicing should be a priority for all heat pump owners. Prevention is always better than repairs.


Fonko’s Maintenance Services

As professional heat pump suppliers, installers and servicers in Auckland and Wellington, the team at Fonko is passionate about providing premium solutions and expert upkeep of your heat pump unit – but what do our maintenance services achieve? We’re experienced in servicing and repairing all models of major heat pump brands which can help you save money in the long run as well as reduce running costs by returning your unit to optimal working condition. A well-maintained unit has an energy consumption of between 10-35% less than a non-serviced unit. It also helps to increase the unit’s lifespan.

Get in touch with Fonko today to find out more about heat pump installation for your property.

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