Air Source Heat Pumps: Maintenance Tips Every Owner Should Know

A high-quality and well-installed air source heat pump system requires relatively little aftercare, and can be expected to last for at least 20 years. Nevertheless, much like all heating and cooling systems, proper maintenance is essential to keep it operating efficiently.

Upon installation, your installer or supplier should advise you on your system’s exact maintenance requirements and how you can optimise its performance. To help you make the most of your air source heat pump, we’ve put together a quick guide to boosting its performance and extending its working life.

Still deciding whether to get an air source heat pump installed? Learn more about how they work here.

How should you maintain your heat pumps?

Proper maintenance is vital to making sure your heat pumps can efficiently make it through the winter (or summer, when your home needs cooling).

If you’re looking to acquire an air source heat pump for your home, then you’ll be pleased to hear that they require very little ongoing maintenance. Below are some of the maintenance you can perform yourself to ensure efficiency:

  • Clean and/or swap out filters
  • Clean coils and fans
  • Inspect airflow: make sure that it’s not obstructed by debris

Another good news for prospective air source heat pump owners is that – unlike other renewable energy technologies that use costly inverters – their expensive parts don’t usually need replacing during their lifetime. Generally speaking, an annual check by you and a more in-depth check by a professional installer every three to five years should be sufficient.

However, each unit is built differently and has different requirements when it comes to upkeep so you should consult the installer or manufacturer on the needs of each specific unit’s with regards to annual or seasonal maintenance.

Why should you maintain your heat pumps?

There are a number of reasons why you should have your air source heat pumps serviced on regular basis – it can…

  • Ensure efficiency is maintained throughout the system’s lifetime
  • Prevent costly repairs in the long run
  • Meet change-in-comfort requirements by tweaking operational settings
  • Ensure your warranty or guarantee stays valid

Your air source heat pumps may need regular scheduled maintenance as a requirement of the manufacturer’s warranty conditions or your home insurance.

Who to call for more maintenance advice?

At Project Air Source, we have over 80 years’ of combined experience in renewable energy systems, so by coming to us you know that you’re in good hands!

Whether you’re looking to buy an air source heat pump or you’re already a proud owner of one, you can get in touch with our knowledgeable team now – by clicking ‘contact’ on the top right corner of the page or calling us on 0333 733 1703.

Feb 20 2019