Maintaining your Air Source Heat Pump!


Maintaining your Air Source Heat Pump!

Air source heat pumps are a revolutionary renewable technology that absorb heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from inside a property. The heat from the air is absorbed at a low temperature into a fluid, this fluid then passes through a compressor which increases the temperature transferring this into heating or hot water which is then used in radiators, underfloor heating, warm air convectors and general hot water supply for your home or business.

Luckily with this technology, a good quality and well installed system will require little maintenance and can be expected to last for at least 20-30 years. However, these installations require annual servicing just like a car to ensure you systems performance is optimised to its full potential.

Tips on how to look after your air source heat pump

Of course, every unit will be different but manufacturers will advise consumers as to what this exact unit requires in regards to annual or seasonal maintenance. However there are bits you can do yourself at home to ensure your unit operates as intended to:

• Clean and swap out filters

• Clean coils and fans (if necessary)

• Ensure proper air flow is not impeded by blockages i.e. leaves, dust

• Power of the unit and check and clean fan blades

Why your air source heat pump should be serviced annually

Above all else we highly recommend that you service your heat pump annually by a qualified and experienced provider preferable just before the winter month to avoid any issues during these periods of high demand.

Here at Ecolution we are able to conduct a more advanced audit of the components and identify issues that could affect the air source heat pumps performance which home owners or businesses would not spot or be able to diagnose themselves, this includes the following:

• Check the expansion vessel charge pressure and top up as necessary.

• Check valves for freedom of movement, confirm that the water stops and both valves reset correctly.
• Check and clean the heat pump circuit filter.

• Open the primary/heating system safety valve and check that it discharges safely.

• Check and if necessary top up the concentration of the heating system anti-freeze.

• Check the primary/heating system pressure does not rise above the recommended value.

• Check and release any air from the primary/heating systems.

• Check correct rating and type of fuse is fitted on the electrical supply.

• Check for the correct operation and temperature setting of the thermostats.

• Check the operation of the motorised valves.

• Check yield performance.

• Issue annual service certificate.

Why you should maintain your Air Source Heat Pump

These service checks will not only guarantee your system’s performance throughout the year and prolong the lifetime of the technology but it will also save you money on repairs as most parts are covered by warranty for approximately 5 to 10 years.

At Ecolution we provide both planned and reactive maintenance services for air source heat pumps. As part of these packages, one of our qualified and experienced engineers will attend your property to carry out a thorough annual service.

So get in touch today and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to help

Air source heat pumps are a revolutionary renewable technology that absorb heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from inside a property. The heat from the air is absorbed at a low temperature into a fluid, this fluid then passes through a compressor which increases the temperature transferring this into heating or hot water which is then used in radiators, underfloor heating, warm air convectors and general hot water supply for your home or business.

Luckily with this technology, a good quality and well installed system will require little maintenance and can be expected to last for at least 20-30 years. However, these installations require annual servicing just like a car to ensure you systems performance is optimised to its full potential.

Tips on how to look after your air source heat pump

Of course, every unit will be different but manufacturers will advise consumers as to what this exact unit requires in regards to annual or seasonal maintenance. However there are bits you can do yourself at home to ensure your unit operates as intended to:

• Clean and swap out filters

• Clean coils and fans (if necessary)

• Ensure proper air flow is not impeded by blockages i.e. leaves, dust

• Power of the unit and check and clean fan blades

Why your air source heat pump should be serviced annually

Above all else we highly recommend that you service your heat pump annually by a qualified and experienced provider preferable just before the winter month to avoid any issues during these periods of high demand.

Here at Ecolution we are able to conduct a more advanced audit of the components and identify issues that could affect the air source heat pumps performance which home owners or businesses would not spot or be able to diagnose themselves, this includes the following:

• Check the expansion vessel charge pressure and top up as necessary.

• Check valves for freedom of movement, confirm that the water stops and both valves reset correctly.
• Check and clean the heat pump circuit filter.

• Open the primary/heating system safety valve and check that it discharges safely.

• Check and if necessary top up the concentration of the heating system anti-freeze.

• Check the primary/heating system pressure does not rise above the recommended value.

• Check and release any air from the primary/heating systems.

• Check correct rating and type of fuse is fitted on the electrical supply.

• Check for the correct operation and temperature setting of the thermostats.

• Check the operation of the motorised valves.

• Check yield performance.

• Issue annual service certificate.

Why you should maintain your Air Source Heat Pump

These service checks will not only guarantee your system’s performance throughout the year and prolong the lifetime of the technology but it will also save you money on repairs as most parts are covered by warranty for approximately 5 to 10 years.

At Ecolution we provide both planned and reactive maintenance services for air source heat pumps. As part of these packages, one of our qualified and experienced engineers will attend your property to carry out a thorough annual service.

So get in touch today and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to help

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