Heat Pump Maintenance

Heat Pumps are the most efficient systems to generate heat at lower temperatures, lowering carbon emissions and reducing your energy bills. With the huge number of heat pumps installed in Irish homes and businesses, it is essential to service and maintain the renewable energy technology for maximum energy efficiency. 

 

The difference in energy consumption between a well-maintained heat pump and a neglected one ranges from 25%-100%, which in turn leaves the unit working harder, decreasing the heat output and increasing your electric bills.

Heat Pump Maintenance

Yearly heat pump maintenance helps keep the system performing at its best. It also helps prevent damage to the compressor and other components, to protect your heating and cooling investment. In addition to maintaining heat pump system reliability, routine service reduces the risk of unexpected and costly repairs.

Why do I need to service my heat pump annually?


There are In line magnetic filters and strainers that need to be checked and cleaned regularly. If they are not checked and cleaned annually this could cause damage to the heat exchanger, reducing the efficiency of the technology, and the amount of heat generated for your home or business. 

 

The external unit needs to be cleaned down and kept clear of any objects that decrease the air flow which can have an impact on the efficiency of the heat pump. Plants, pots, grass  and shrubbery for example must be at least 18inches from the unit.

Your heat pump service and maintenance will consist of:

 

  1. Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions
  2. Recheck settings on controller
  3. Glycol levels checked
  4. Check system pressure and verify adequate airflow
  5. Bleed out rads or underfloor for accumulated air
  6. Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear
  7. Inspect electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten connections
  8. Verify correct thermostat operations
  9. Recommission the system to work like new
  10. A well-maintained heating and cooling system is critical to comfort, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. By scheduling professional heat pump maintenance at least once a year, you can be sure your system is optimised for the heating and cooling seasons.


Please note manufacturers in Ireland insist on annual maintenance for system warranty terms and conditions. 


M&C Hybrid Energy offers annual services for as little as €180, with 5 and 10 year packages available. T&C’s apply.

 

If you would like a free no obligation quotation on the maintenance of your residential or commercial heat pump system, please complete the form below: