Aug 6, 2014

Posted by SHANELL CALLOWAY in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Maintenance for Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Maintenance for Mini-Split Heat Pumps

A heat pump is an appliance that utilizes small amounts of energy to transport heat from one place to another. This heat is usually extracted from the ground or the outdoor air. Mini-Split Heat Pumps generally apply this conditioned air to a room or small enclosure. These heating systems don’t use ducts to transfer heat throughout an area. To keep these machines working at optimal levels, it’s advisable to perform regular maintenance. Use the following tips to accomplish this task.

When maintaining your heat pump, locate the two main parts. The condenser is located on the outside of the home, usually on a flat surface. The evaporator is situated in the plenum. It’s a good idea to clean the heat pump at least once a year. You will need to access the evaporator. It may be wrapped with insulation. Unwrap this insulation carefully so you can put the insulation back later. If the evaporator is behind an access plate, unscrew the fasteners so you can clean it properly.

Move this part of the heat pump out as far as you can without damaging it. Clean the underside with a stiff brush. If you can’t move it out very far, use a mirror to see the backside. Clean the evaporator tray. Pour a small amount of household bleach and wash it out using a sponge. Put the unit back in place and replace the insulation.

Continue your maintenance by cleaning the condenser. Treat this area like another part of your yard. Keep grass, vines, and weeds away from the condenser. Mow the grass frequently and don’t let hindrances prevent the unit from working properly.

You can use commercial coil cleaner to clean the condenser coil. Be careful doing this since this part isf fragile. The fins can be cleaned with a soft fin comb. Don’t use a water hose on this unit since the pressure may damage parts of the condenser.

Mini-Split Heat Pumps that are maintained can save you money and keep your house at a desired temperature. Also, cleaning the evaporator and condenser will enable you to cut down on repair costs also. For more information, talk to a professional with Burgeson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. This business can handle residential and commercial heat pump services.

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