When and how to maintain your wall-mounted heat pump
Spring is just around the corner and everyone is eager to enjoy the sun and the heat of summer. A heat that can however become suffocating if you do not have air conditioning. This is why it is important to plan the maintenance of your wall-mounted heat pump to ensure optimal operation, and to prevent it from letting you go in the middle of a heat wave.
Wall-mounted heat pump maintenance: why is it important?
A well-maintained heat pump will provide optimal performance and a longer lifespan. Poorly maintained, it could see its operation diminish and its components be damaged. This is especially true in very hot weather. The air conditioning unit can quickly overheat if not cleaned properly.
Other benefits of regular maintenance:
- Prevents the formation of mold
- Provides healthier air quality in the home
Before starting the maintenance of your wall-mounted air conditioning
First, you should know that there is more than one type of air conditioner. So, no matter which model you have in your hands, it would be wise to take a look at the user manual. This will allow you to know valuable details and warnings to follow so that the maintenance of your device takes place without difficulty.
Also, always be careful and be sure to turn off the power supply before carrying out maintenance or repairs to your air conditioner or wall-mounted heat pump.
Wall-mounted heat pump maintenance: instructions for use
Heat pump or air conditioning filters, whether disposable or electrostatic, should be cleaned monthly to prevent dirt from accumulating too much. Disposable filters should be thoroughly cleaned every two to three months (even more so if you have pets or smoke) and should be replaced every six months.
As for the electrostatic filters, they should be cleaned approximately every two months. To do this, all you have to do is rinse them with water and let them air dry. Properly maintained, electrostatic filters can be reused for a period of five to ten years.
If your wall-mounted heat pump has a duct, it will be necessary to obtain the help of a specialized company to carry out its maintenance, because only they have the equipment required to carry out this type of work.
Fan motor maintenance
Cleaning the fan motor of your heat pump is an integral part of proper maintenance of your unit. The fan motor needs lubricating from time to time, especially if your heat pump is making more noise than usual, such as popping or squeaking. In the case of an air conditioner, it is equally important to dust the blades with an all-purpose cleaner.
Cleaning the capacitor coils
Since capacitor coils are fragile, cleaning them requires particular care. Remove accumulated debris from the outside of the coils, and use a vacuum cleaner with a soft bristle brush to clean the fins.
The principle is the same for the maintenance of your wall-mounted air conditioning. The first step is to clean the capacitor coil, and the evaporator. Start by removing the air conditioner panel, then use a fine brush to straighten the bent fins. Then clean and lightly lubricate the coils on their surface.
Entrust the maintenance of your wall-mounted heat pump to specialists
To further extend the life of your heat pump or air conditioner, it is advisable to carry out a complete maintenance every one to two years. Are you looking for expert advice on the maintenance of your wall-mounted air conditioning or heat pump? Contact Foyer Gaz for Air Conditioning & Heating!