Heat pump maintenance and repair Vancouver

Heat Pump Maintenance & Cleaning


Heat pumps are growing in popularity and as of a report in August of this year, they can be found in more than 840,000 Canadian homes, where they provide a comfortable environment by regulating both heating and cooling.

To ensure that your heat pump continues to function at maximum efficiency for as long as possible, regular heat pump maintenance & cleaning are crucial. Some of the necessary tasks may be performed by homeowners but it is important to also recognize the value of professional services in preventing potential issues.

Do-it-Yourself Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

As a homeowner, there are some things you can do to help maintain the peak operation of your heat pump, including:

Regular Inspection

You should visually inspect your heat pump on a regular basis, watching for any debris such as leaves, or any other obstructions that can hinder airflow, reducing efficiency.

Cleaning and Replacing Air Filters

The efficiency of your heat pump can be significantly inhibited when air filters become dirty or clogged. Filters should be checked and cleaned every one to three months, according to the usage. Replace the filters as necessary.

Cleaning the Coils

Your heat pump has evaporator and condenser coils that should be kept clean to allow for efficient heat exchange. Remove dirt and debris using a soft brush, or vacuum, as appropriate. Tougher grim may prove difficult to remove, necessitating professional coil cleaning services.

Clearing the Surrounding Area

The area surrounding your heat exchanger should be kept clear of all debris, including vegetation. This will allow for better airflow which helps the unity work at peak efficiency.

Inspecting the Thermostat Settings

The thermostat should be checked regularly and calibrated as necessary to maintain accurate temperature control. When the thermostat is functioning correctly, it contributes to energy efficiency.

Professional Heat Pump Maintenance Services

As much as homeowners can help maintain and clean their heat pump, there are some services that should be performed by a professional, including:

Annual Heat Pump Inspection

Basic maintenance can and should be performed by homeowners, but it’s important to seek a professional inspection each year. A certified technician can detect potential issues that might otherwise go unnoticed and verify that all components are functioning as they should.

Refrigerant Check

For the heat pump to function efficiently, it requires an adequate level of refrigerant. If the refrigerant is low, perhaps due to a leak, not only will efficiency be reduced, but you may also suffer system damage. A professional is required to assess the level and deal with refrigerant issues.

Electrical Component Check

Regular inspection of the electrical components should be conducted by a professional who can identify and deal with any current or potential issues, reducing the risk of malfunction.

Lubrication of Moving Parts

Moving parts, such as the fan and motor, require lubrication to avoid excessive wear and tear.

Inspection and Cleaning of Ducts

Ducts may have debris that inhibits airflow or may have leaks that compromise the efficiency of the system. Professional air duct cleaning and inspection can keep your system operating at its peak to prevent the wastage of energy and to keep your indoor atmosphere clean and healthy.

The Importance of Cleaning and Maintenance

To keep your heat pump working its best and to ensure maximum longevity, it’s important to perform regular maintenance and cleaning. While some of the necessary tasks can be performed by homeowners, professional services will also be required.

Schedule Your Heat Pump Maintenance Today

Make sure your heat pump is well maintained to prevent breakdowns and make sure it is always operating optimally. Contact Clean Air Canada to arrange an appointment today.

Our Heat Pump Maintenance & Cleaning Services

Improve your indoor air quality and keep your heat pump running safe;u & efficiently with our regular residential heat pump maintenance services.  We can also clean your dryer & other ducts at the same time. 

Our certified technicians will assess your needs and provide you with the best solution possible.

We offer extensive services for residential and commercial properties, including:

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