Does An Air Source Heat Pump Need Servicing?

Does An Air Source Heat Pump Need Servicing?

Posted on April 26, 2023

Air Source Heat Pump Servicing

Heat pump installation can reduce your carbon footprint, lower costs, and improve the overall efficiency of your home. This is because air-source heat pumps use renewable energy that’s 300% more efficient than a gas boiler. Making the switch from boilers to heat pumps makes sense, but does air source heat pump servicing need to be on your radar? And if so, how often does this need to be done? Let’s take a closer look.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Heat pumps use electricity to operate and don’t require fossil fuels such as oil or gas. They work by absorbing and extracting heat from the environment – even when temperatures are below freezing – and transferring this heat to the inside of your home. Air is drawn in over a network of tubes. This is warm enough to heat the super-cold refrigerant liquid and turn it into a gas. The heat from the refrigerant gas is then transferred into your home via a heat exchanger and circulation pump.

Is Heat Pump Servicing Necessary?

Although heat pumps don’t use gas or oil, they’re still electric appliances and should be serviced regularly to ensure they work as intended. All air source heat pumps should be serviced by a licensed technician at least once per year. As air source heat pump technology is still relatively new, it’s important to call out an expert in this type of heating solution. Regular maintenance will prevent breakdowns and is particularly important if the heat pump is your only heating and hot water source. A well-maintained heat pump can deliver 10-25% more efficiency than a severely neglected one, so it’s well worth staying on top of this task.

What’s Included in a Heat Pump Service?

A heat pump service from Aura Heating is made up of a host of tests and checks. Tasks can include swapping air filters; cleaning parts; checking that the airflow isn’t blocked by debris; checking the fan compressor and system pressure; checking for leaks; lubricating moving parts; and checking time/temperature controls.

Benefits of Heat Pump Cover

Heat pump cover is designed to make air source heat pump servicing and maintenance a lot more affordable. Spread the cost with low monthly payments and keep your heating system performing as it should. The cover offered by Aura Heating is designed to fit your needs and budget, with several options available. All plans include an annual service, all parts and labour and 24/7 emergency callouts. What’s more, we don’t charge a fee when you need to call us out.

MCS certified installers from Aura Heating cover the South of England, including Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton and Guildford. So if you’re looking for a greener heating solution and want to make the switch to a heat source air pump, rest assured you’ll be in good hands.