Heat Pump Cleaning
As more homeowners opt for the Heat Pump as a cost effective heating alternative for their home, they must also be aware of the potential for mold growth and buildup. Anytime that you combine heat, moisture and darkness - you have the potential for mold growth.
But just like any other piece of equipment like a car or furnce, they still require regular maintenance
Cleaning your heat pump as part of your regular maintenace for the following benefits
Clean your air
Extend your Units life
Clean your air
Heat pumps which become contaminated with mold and other air-borne allergens can trigger a variety of repsiratory issues in your family such as asthma attacks, bronchitis, chronic cough and can also promote flu like symptoms.
A study published by McGill University scientist found that disinfecting air conditioning coils reduced overall sickness by 20%, reduced respiratory symptoms by 40% and has resulted in a 99% reduction of microbial and endotoxin concentrations on surfaces within the air conditioning system.(McGill University 2005)
Over time as your heat pump re-circulates the air within your house, it can become clogged with hair, dust mites, skin particles and other airborne material. This can severely impact the performance of your unit.
The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%.
Extend the life of your Heat Pump
Professionally servicing your unit ensures that your unit works well for it's entire life span and just like a car, regular maintenance can extend it's life.
Many warranties require that regular cleaning and maintainance be done as part of the homeowners responsibility.