As soon as the good weather arrives, most Quebecers can ignore an important operation before turning on their air conditioner or heat pump and air conditioning their home. They forget to clean or replace their device’s filters. Attention ! Danger in sight! Without realizing it, these people can generate mold in their home. To remain effective, your heat pump needs maintenance.
Why have my heat pump serviced?
Increase the performance of your heat pump
Your wall-mounted air conditioner or wall-mounted heat pump can offer you the best service while remaining economical for fifteen years. But if your refrigeration appliances have to work intensively, their lifespan will be shortened, as will your financial (and personal) health. Did you know that the efficiency of a dirty air conditioner or heat pump can be reduced by 50%?
When the filters are clogged with dirt or water in your system, the performance of your air conditioner is systematically reduced. Your device can no longer cool, deodorize and dehumidify the air as it should. In short, you are investing in energy-efficient air conditioning equipment and you are not taking advantage of all the advantages it can offer you. It’s really a shame, isn’t it?
Maximize the life of your system
If properly maintained, your wall-mounted air conditioner can operate for about 15 years. Concretely, as with many household appliances, this is the best way to make your investment profitable. It is advisable to simply clean the air filters, fans and coils to prevent your system from overheating. The continuous heat inside your appliance can damage certain elements of your air conditioner, such as the compressor for example. So you have to be careful. This way, you will avoid causing breakdowns and malfunctions that lead to costly repairs and can ultimately reduce the life of your entire system.
Reduce your electricity bills
An air conditioner with poor maintenance must consume a lot of energy to cool your rooms. And this high consumption has a direct effect on your energy bill. In a standard house, a large part of the electricity bill is related to the cooling system. In this sense, a clogged air conditioner consumes more energy since its device must provide a greater effort to produce the required cooling. Specifically, the additional power consumption is typically in the range of 5% to 15%. To limit the work of your wall-mounted air conditioner or heat pump, and therefore your energy bill, cleaning it is often enough. While getting rid of accumulated dirt on your air conditioner may seem like a difficult and unnecessary task, regular maintenance of your cooling system translates to a more hygienic environment for you and your home, as well as some financial benefits.
In summary :
- The debris and dust that normally collects on your device add strain and stress, further reducing its effectiveness.
- Airflow will not enter normally if the air filters are clogged or dirty, causing your device to work harder to cool the air. On the other hand, dust-covered evaporator coils absorb less heat, which also reduces the efficiency and ability of your unit to cool your home.
- To remain effective, your heat pump needs maintenance.