Heat Pump Cleaning – Do I have to?
Do you or anyone in your family suffer from the following?
Dry Eyes & Eye Irritation
Athsma and other respiratory issues
Regular cleaning of your heat pump filters or even washing them with anitbacterial solution does assist in the cleanliness, but contaminants such as mould and bacteria will immediately return. It can take as little as 3 months for mould to start to regrow on your heat pump evaporator coils if not treated correctly.
Cleaning filters is not enough to remove all of the toxic mould contamination that could be in your heat pump! Whereas your heat pump re-circulates the air in your home, it collects and accumulates all kinds of debris from the air such as:
Bacteria and Germs
Insect Pollutants and other Allergens
The evaporator coils create a moist environment created inside your heat pump through normal operation and is the ideal environment for mould and bacteria to grow and flourish.
Molds Perfect Environment = Darkness and Dampness
Dust and dirt on the coil of your machine is one concern, the other can actually be worse for you and your health.
If you run your machine on air conditioning for any length of time, the typically dark interior of your heat pump also becomes damp due to condensation. This dark and damp environment is the perfect setting for mold growth.