Buying a heat pump for your pool is a guaranteed investment. They effectively heat up your pool during colder weather so your family can enjoy swimming all year round. Compared to gas pool heaters, heat pumps have lower operating cost because of their higher efficiency. What’s not to love?
To make the most of your investment, here are three maintenance tricks you can easily follow:
Sufficient airflow for your pool heat pump is essential for it to operate at maximum efficiency. Keep it free from plants or bushes so they won’t prevent air from flowing into the unit. This does not only minimise the chances of erosion due to foreign objects, it will also cause your unit to work less. Less energy used means less money spent. Using a pool cover also helps your pool heat pump operate two to three times faster.
You can easily remove debris on or around your unit, but the internal machinery can be a bit complicated. Have a professional technician look at your heat pump at least once a year. They can look for refrigerant leaks, lubricate the motor and verify the correct electronic control and other internal check-ups. It pays to have a licensed technician to inspect your heat pump, don’t try and do it yourself.
The simplest way to keep your heat pump in tip top condition is to use it. If you’re not using your pool for long periods, routinely running it prevents possible breakdowns. There’s a 15-25% difference with the energy consumption between a well-maintained heat pump and a neglected one.
Heat pumps normally have a 15-year lifespan. That’s an amazing deal considering the amazing feeling a warm pool brings you, especially during colder months. Maximise your investment by providing your heat pump the right amount of care.
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