Just like a traditional gas boiler needs servicing regularly to ensure that it isn’t leaking things such as carbon monoxide, it is important to have your heat pump serviced and most installers & suppliers suggest a service every 12 months. Your heat pump uses refrigerant to transfer heat from the ground or air into your home & this needs to be checked in line with manufacturers service instructions.
It is also recommended that your heat pump is serviced to ensure that it’s running efficiently and to improve its lifespan. You don’t want to be paying a large initial cost just for it to break because it hasn’t been serviced. Your heat pump could lose some efficiency over time, so a properly maintained pump could save you money too.
In some cases, you will need to have your heat pump serviced in order to meet the demands required for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This incentive involves receiving money from the government for having a renewable energy heating system in your home, such as a ground source or air source heat pump. It might also need annual servicing if you want your warranty to remain valid.
How long does a Heat Pump last for?
Did you know that modern heat pumps could last as long as 20 to 25 years? Although the initial cost can be considerably more than a gas boiler, their longevity and the money you can make back on the Governmental schemes makes this additional cost worthwhile to many heat pump owners.
Moving parts such as a compressor could become worn out over time. This can’t be helped. If this occurs, you may want to consider the cost of a new compressor versus the cost of a new heat pump that could continue to work for another 20 to 25 years. Heat pump manufacturers provide warranties and you may be able to have parts replaced for free. You should check the details with the manufacturer.
What happens during a Service of your Heat Pump?
Whether you have a Ground Source or an Air Source Heat Pump the company that services your heat pump will have a list of credentials to record during the service. If want to check that everything is being done, it’s best to ask the company providing the service for a list or sheet of what is included during the service.
However, as a brief overview, when it comes to a Heat Pump service, such things as checking for debris in the evaporator or return flow filter, checking the pressure level of the heating system, checking the hot water and heating zone valve are operating as they should be as well as a whole lot more.
After a service, at Radiant Heating, we like to give you a copy of our completed servicing sheet so you can see exactly what we have done and what has been checked/completed during the service.
Booking Heat Pump Servicing
To find someone near you that does servicing of Heat Pumps all you need to do is get in contact with the company that supplied or installed your heat pump and see if they offer a servicing and maintenance plan or do your own research by searching ‘Heat Pump servicing near me’ and If you are based in a 60 mile radius of Grantham then here at Radiant Heating Solutions, we may be able to help you out and get your heat pump serviced for you. If you’re interested in get your heat pump serviced with us then be sure to get in contact with us today.