Maintenance Is Vital to the Efficiency of Your Heat Pump - Valley Home Services Maine

Benefits of Regular Heat Pump Maintenance
How To Maintain a Heat Pump System
When To Schedule Professional Maintenance
What’s Included in a Professional Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance Visit From Our Team?

Our customers in the greater Hermon and Brunswick, Maine areas, have learned to appreciate the comfort, cost savings, and efficiency of their mini-split heat pump systems from Valley Home Services. Like the other essential systems in your home, your heat pump requires regular maintenance provided by both you, the homeowner, and our professional technicians to prevent mechanical issues and to perform at peak operating efficiency.

Benefits of Regular Heat Pump Maintenance

Regular ductless heat pump maintenance pays big dividends in the long run. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should stay on top of it.

  • To prolong the useful lifespan of your heat pump. Properly maintained, your system can last for as long as 15 years, while neglected heat pumps may only last half that long.
  • To prevent costly breakdowns. Regular professional inspections and maintenance will discover small, easily fixed problems before they turn into expensive, major issues.
  • To provide for better comfort. A well-maintained heat pump heats and cools your house efficiently, meaning more consistency in temperatures throughout your home.
  • To have better indoor air quality. A dirty heat pump can circulate dangerous particulates in your home, including allergens like dust, mold and bacteria.

How To Maintain a Heat Pump System

The basic heat pump maintenance that a homeowner can do is simple, straightforward and doesn’t take much time, but it’s vital for the safe and effective operation of your heat pump:

  • Keep the air filters on your indoor units clean. Dirty air filters not only contribute to unhealthy air circulating inside your home, they restrict the flow of air through the system, meaning your heat pump has to work harder, reducing its efficiency and increasing the wear and tear on the unit.
  • Remove any obstructions from around the outdoor unit. Ensure that there isn’t any snow buildup, loose debris, high grass, or bushes blocking the grills and coils on your outdoor unit that would interfere with the airflow.

When To Schedule Professional Maintenance

In accordance with the provisions of your warranty, all other maintenance and repairs to your heat pump should be performed by a Valley Home Services technician.

  1. How do you know when professional maintenance is required?
    A: Any noticeable drop in performance or water leaks is an indication that your system should be inspected for possible maintenance or repairs.
  2. How often should a routine cleaning inspection be scheduled?
    A: Valley Home Services recommends that you schedule an inspection and routine maintenance on your mini-split heat pump at least once a year.

What’s Included in a Professional Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance Visit From Our Team?

Service includes cleaning as well as inspection of the interior and exterior units. During your heat pump maintenance visit, your Valley Home Services technician will:

  • Perform a safety and system performance inspection
  • Clean any dust and debris in the interior and exterior units
  • Clean the evaporator coils
  • Check your filters and change them if necessary
  • Lubricate any components that require lubrication
  • Check for refrigerant leaks
  • Check and tighten electrical connections
  • Ensure the fan wheel and blower assembly are properly balanced
  • Check mounting of the ductless system
  • Check for drain hose blockages and clear them if necessary
  • Ensure your system’s airflow settings are optimized

Note: We do not service or maintain heat pumps not installed by Valley Home Services.

Valley Home Services now offers you the opportunity to opt into our Worry-Free Warranty Program, our full coverage maintenance program. Contact us today to learn more about eligibility, coverage details and how you can get on board.