How To Clean And Maintain Your Heat Pump


Heat pumps are central to AC systems. If your heat pump is not clean and working properly, your air might not be as cold as it supposed to be. Additionally, you might end up with large utility bills from more electricity consumption. It is a good idea to clean your heat pumps  every spring so you will be ready for the summer heat. This article explains the best methods for cleaning and maintaining a healthy heat pump.

Cover Your Heat Pump When it is Not In Use

Most heat pumps come with a simple cover which will do wonders when it comes to lengthening the lifespan of the appliance. If you don't keep your heat pump covered, you're going to end up replacing it more frequently. You should cover your pump during the winter when you aren't using your AC. In fact, whenever you are certain that your AC won't be turned on for a couple of weeks,you should quickly put the cover on. Heat pumps cost thousands of dollars, so keeping it covered could save you a fair amount of cash.

Cleaning Heat Pumps with Water and Cleaning Solutions

The best way to clean your heat pump is to just spray them down with a steady stream of water. The outside walls of the pump, which are clad with metal coils, are the most important part of the pump to clean. If the coils are not kept clean, the pump will overheat. But clean the dirt out from the coils is going to prevent this from happening. Spraying out the coils with water should remove most of the dirt with ease. However, there is going to be some more stubborn dirt caked onto the coils that doesn't come off so easily, and you will need to use some all-purpose liquid cleaner to help break it down.

Using Brushes to Clean the Stubborn Dirt

If the cleaning liquid and hose don't get the job done, then you can resort to using a wire coil cleaning brush. It can be difficult to actually brush the coils effectively since there is usually a protective metal cage over them. So, you just have to do the best you can.

Keeping up your heat pump is very easy, but if you neglect to do it, your system is not going to be very efficient. Always check your pumps to make sure they are as clean as possible. For more tips, contact a company like Biggerstaff Plumbing Heating & Air.


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