Why your heat pump needs regular maintenance

Why Your Heat Pump Needs Regular Maintenance

Heat pumps are a vital part of your home’s HVAC system, working tirelessly to keep your home comfortable year-round. However, like any mechanical system, they require regular maintenance to operate at peak performance. Neglecting maintenance can lead to decreased efficiency, higher energy bills, and even system failures. Here’s why you should prioritise regular heat pump maintenance

Benefits of Regular Heat Pump Maintenance

  1. Improved Energy Efficiency Regular maintenance ensures your heat pump runs efficiently. Over time, dust and debris can accumulate on the coils and filters, reducing the system’s ability to transfer heat effectively. Cleaning these components can improve efficiency by up to 10%, leading to lower energy bills.
  2. Prolonged Lifespan A well-maintained heat pump can last up to 15 years, compared to 5-10 years for neglected systems. Routine checks help identify and address minor issues before they turn into major problems, extending the life of your heat pump.
  3. Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Dirty filters and coils can circulate dust, pollen, and other allergens throughout your home, aggravating respiratory conditions. Regular maintenance helps improve indoor air quality by ensuring these components are clean and are not damaged.
  4. Reduced Risk of Breakdowns Routine maintenance allows technicians to spot and fix small issues before they become costly repairs. This proactive approach can prevent unexpected breakdowns and save you money in the long run.
  5. Maintains Warranty Many manufacturers require regular professional maintenance to keep the warranty valid. Skipping maintenance can void your warranty, leaving you unprotected if something goes wrong with your heat pump.

At Superheat Electrical, we offer a thorough deep clean service for your heat pump to keep it running efficiently and effectively. Here’s what our service includes:

  1. Comprehensive Cleaning We clean both indoor and outdoor units to remove dirt and debris. Using Simple Green NZ Air-con Cleaner and Anti-bacterial concentrate, we eliminate most bacteria and mold that could be harboring in the system.
  2. Refrigerant Check We verify refrigerant levels to ensure your heat pump operates optimally.
  3. Electrical Inspection All electrical connections are checked to ensure they are secure and functioning properly.
  4. System Performance Test We run tests to confirm that your heat pump is heating and cooling efficiently, ensuring no bacteria are left in the system when we leave.

DIY Maintenance Tips

While professional maintenance is crucial, there are a few simple tasks you can perform yourself to keep your heat pump in good condition between professional visits:

  • Change air filters regularly to maintain proper airflow.
  • Keep the outdoor unit clear of debris such as leaves and branches.
  • Inspect ductwork for leaks or damage and make sure the area around your heat pump is free of obstacles.

Schedule Your Maintenance Today

Regular maintenance can significantly improve your heat pump’s performance, reduce energy costs, and prevent unexpected breakdowns. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule a service appointment, fill out the form below. Investing in regular maintenance today can save you from major headaches and expenses down the road.

By prioritising your heat pump’s maintenance, you ensure a comfortable, efficient, and healthy indoor environment for your home.

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Haley RossHaley Ross
00:32 20 Apr 24
We won a free heatpump service and were very satisfied with the service. Superheat Electrical and Air-Conditioning were very prompt, friendly, approachable and professional throughout the process. They have gained a new customer. Thanks very much.
Victoria BealeVictoria Beale
07:06 10 Apr 24
Can't speak highly enough of the service I had from Superheat Electrical. Every member of the team who had any thing to do with my job surpassed expectations. The job was completed quickly and efficiently and they were very understanding and patient... in working around my schedule and needs. The communication from Kristine was probably some of the best I have had when dealing with a company, which for me is very important.I will definitely be giving any future business I have to them and would highly recommend to anyone.read more
Luke GullaLuke Gulla
06:29 30 Mar 24
The team demonstrates expertise in installing our Hitachi heatpump in our living room. We are very happy with thier customer service and professionalism.
02:21 23 Mar 24
I had the pleasure of working with Superheat Electrical for the installation of Cassette and Split type air conditioning units on our production hall and new offices. I cannot express how impressed I am with their professionalism and expertise.From... the initial consultation to the final installation, Paul’s team at Superheat Electrical demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill. They took the time to understand our specific needs and provided a tailored solution that exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend Superheat Electrical for any HVAC needs. Their commitment to excellence, quality workmanship and professionalism sets them apart. Kudos to the team! Keep it up!read more
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08:54 16 Mar 24
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00:24 06 Mar 24
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00:45 04 Mar 24
Great team to work with. Appreciate you took initiatives in the whole process, especially the reminders prior to the job. Last but not least excellent quality of the service at a very reasonable price. Thanks everyone at Superheat Electrical!
Angela HarrisAngela Harris
22:41 03 Mar 24
Great company to work with - friendly, prompt and good communication. Would highly recommend.
Edwin LlobetEdwin Llobet
02:23 01 Mar 24
The staff at Superheat Electrical are not only skilled but also incredibly friendly. And let’s not forget John—the awesome owner. His commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in every interaction.Superheat Electrical installed a heat pump in... my house and handled a complete rewire of the electrical system. The results? Outstanding! The installation was seamless, and the team’s attention to detail was commendable. Plus, the friendly atmosphere made the whole experience stress-free. I’m already looking forward to getting their service again in the future. Whether it’s another project or routine maintenance, Superheat Electrical will be my go-to choice.So, if you’re in need of electrical solutions, look no further. Superheat Electrical is the name you can trust.read more
Jennifer RogersJennifer Rogers
06:44 26 Feb 24
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These guys installed two extractor fans in the rental house. They were on time, on budget, did a professional job and communicated well. No mess. Tidy service. I recommend them and will go straight to them for my next electrical job. Five stars from... me.read more
Grant EdmondsonGrant Edmondson
08:16 25 Oct 23
I was really impressed with Paul and his team . He arrived on time , was polite and friendly and very professional . He really blew me away with his workmanship . My heat pump looks brand new ,an feels brand new,even after 7 years old. I would... highly recommend him to anyone needing a Heat-pump service . But he does so much more my HRV filter needs replacing soon and its so much cheaper than getting HRV people in to do it,so why wouldn`t anyone get Paul and his team over,right before summer comes. Paul will definitely be getting all my electrical business from this day forward. Thanks again Paul, regards Grantread more