By maintaining your heat pump, you can extend its service life and maximise your savings. To understand what it takes to maintain your heat pump, you should first know its basic function. Heat pumps do not generate any heat. Heat pumps work by taking heat from the atmosphere and transmitting it to the pool. They use a refrigeration process that converts cold air to hot air, which is released to the pool.
Now that you know its basic function, you can do some simple things to ensure that it’s working properly. If you prefer not to maintain your heat pump yourself, you can always find a qualified pool heater specialist that knows how to maintain the heat pump for you professionally.
Ensuring Sufficient Airflow
If your heat pump is located outdoors, ensure there are no obstructions that prevent air from flowing into your heat pump. Partly blocking your heater’s airflow will cause it to work harder making it use more energy, which in turn means a bigger electricity bill.
Over time, debris from your backyard may become lodged inside the air intake of the heat pump, which also causes it to work harder. Commonly, the air intake of a heat pump is located on the top of the unit or its side in the form of grates. To avoid debris from accumulating, you can clean your heat pump’s air intake manually by picking out debris using industrial gloves or by using a vacuum.
General Heat Pump Maintenance
Other than maintaining it yourself, you can contact a heat pump specialist. Generally, heat pump specialists would suggest some tips and tricks on how to properly maintain the service quality of your unit. They will help you with the placement of your heat pump if they see that it is improperly placed in an area where it can be damaged.
For example, if they see that your heat pump is within the range of your water sprinklers, they would highly recommend moving your heat pump away from the sprinklers since the water spewed out from the sprinklers can come in contact with the heater’s internal components.
Another way to maintain your heat pump is to prevent rainwater from roofs pouring directly into the heater. Although a heat pump is designed to withstand normal rainfall, solid streams of water from roof gutters will eventually damage the pump’s heating components. If your heat pump is situated beneath a roof gutter, you should place a rain shield to protect your heat pump from the rainwater to promote heater longevity.
Use High-Quality Pool Heat Pumps
If you are looking for a swimming pool heating system in Perth, Pool Heat Pumps Perth has a wide range of residential and commercial heat pumps that efficiently heat your pool all year round. We supply heat pumps from highly esteemed brands so you can expect that you will be receiving a quality heat pump. Our heat pumps come with interest-free payment terms that provide you with an affordable heating option.
To inquire about our range of heat pumps, call 1300 810 149.