It’s important to clean and service your heat pump just like you regularly clean and service your furnace, boiler, chimney, or other investments. Valley Home Services will service, clean, and maintain everything that we install. Anytime after your heat pump is installed, you may schedule your annual cleaning with us.

Cleaning & Maintenance Service Memberships

Once you’ve purchased your heat pump and had it for a year, it is time to consider your options for cleaning. Don’t worry if you forget; we can reach out on your installation anniversary! We offer three maintenance plan options:

Gold Membership

Includes the annual professional inspection and cleaning, plus free service labor* if your system needs repairs or replacements within the year following the cleaning.

Silver Membership

Includes the annual professional inspection and cleaning for a discounted price. This plan does not include free labor for repairs or service issues.


Call us when you’d like to schedule an inspection and cleaning for your equipment. Pay-as-you-go inspection and cleanings do not create or extend service memberships.

*The Gold Membership extends your peace of mind guarantee with Valley, but to do so, this membership must be maintained continuously throughout the life of your heat pump.

FAQs on Heat Pump Maintenance

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

Contact us today to schedule your heat pump’s maintenance or to learn more about our annual maintenance services!

Having your ductless heat pump professionally maintained ensures:

  • Your heat pump lasts its full lifespan
  • Your heat pump operates at peak efficiency
  • We catch potential problems before they result in breakdowns
  • You maintain the best indoor air quality
  • You avoid unnecessary repairs caused by neglect, which can cost much more if not caught early

Energy savings is one of the most significant benefits that leads to buying a heat pump. If you haven’t experienced a Maine winter, then welcome! And if you do not yet have your heat pump, prepare your home and bank account for a monthly investment. Heat pumps will result in a small increase in your electric bill, while your oil, gas, or other energy bills will decrease much more! The money you save is dependent on your heat pump running efficiently. Annual maintenance checks will help ensure your heat pump doesn’t suffer a loss of efficiency due to disrepair. Waiting could mean paying extra in heating costs, and this can be easily avoided with regular maintenance and cleanings.

Yes and no. There are a couple things you should do between your annual ductless heat pump maintenance visits.

  1. Keep the air filters on the indoor units clean
  2. Remove debris and trim away grass or shrubs that encroach on the outdoor unit

Regularly cleaning the filter on your heat pump doesn’t just improve your indoor air quality. It also helps promote optimal efficiency. If your filters are clogged, your heat pump will need to work harder to draw air through the system, which requires additional energy and puts added wear on components.

The same applies for the outdoor portion of your heat pump. Blocking it may inhibit optimal functioning and can result in a drop in efficiency.

The other maintenance tasks should be left to trained mini-split heat pump experts who have familiarity with the inner workings of your heat pump.

Any drop in heating or cooling performance warrants an inspection. If it’s been years since your last mini-split heat pump maintenance visit, dirty components or other maintenance-related issues could be to blame for any changes in performance. In some cases, heat pump issues can even be addressed with cleaning rather than expensive repairs.

If you notice water leaks, it could be due to a clogged drainage line leading to an overfilled drain pan. A simple maintenance visit from Valley Home Services could clear up the issue and restore your heat pump to optimal working condition.

Valley Home Services is committed to providing exceptional service to home and business owners. We strive to offer flexible scheduling and prompt service whenever you run into heat pump problems.

Schedule your heat pump maintenance appointment today!