Graham Hendra tells us how often your heat pump should be serviced.
Heat pumps should be serviced and maintained at least once a year, typically in the spring before the start of the heating season. This will help ensure that the heat pump is operating at peak efficiency and can provide reliable heating and cooling throughout the year.
During a heat pump service and maintenance visit, a technician will inspect the heat pump and its various components, clean and tighten any loose parts, and check the refrigerant levels. The technician may also test the performance of the heat pump and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that it is operating at its best.
In addition to annual service and maintenance, it’s also a good idea to regularly check and maintain your heat pump yourself. This can help you catch any potential issues early and prevent them from becoming bigger problems.
To maintain your heat pump, you should regularly check the air filters and clean or replace them as needed. You should also check the outdoor unit for any debris or obstructions, and remove them if necessary. Finally, be sure to keep the area around the heat pump clean and free of clutter to ensure that it has enough ventilation and can operate efficiently.