How To Choose A Heat Pump Cleaner
There are many companies offering Heat Pump Cleaning today, though not all are equal. When it comes to choosing a Heat Pump Cleaner, there are a few things to consider. A Heat Pump is a very specialized, complex and expensive piece of equipment. Some companies are trained and have experience in cleaning and maintaining these systems and some do not, or do not deal with them on a regular basis. But how do you know which ones are reputable, and have the know-how to look after your machine properly?
You have made the right decision to maintain your system, and you are considering a system clean. Now what?!!
Here are a few questions to ask:
Are you insured? (usually, companies should usually carry $2,000,000 commercial liability insurance)
This ensures that if the worst happens, any repairs or damage to your system, property, or persons will be covered in the event of an accident or damage.
Are you WCB covered?
This ensures you are not liable for any injuries to workers whilst operating on your Heat Pump
How do you clean the unit?
Some companies will just use a spray bottle, vacuum and rags to wipe the unit down. This can leave harmful mold inside the unit, where most of the dirt, dust and mold is harboured. The trained cleaners will remove all covers and use dedicated equipment to soak the coils & blower wheel and fully rinse inside the unit, providing a full deep clean.
Do you provide a FREE on-site inspection?
Some companies will arrive and clean the unit regardless of if the unit actually needs cleaning! Or they will charge a call out fee. Trusted companies will inspect the unit and if it doesn’t need cleaning, inform you, and advise you when it is likely to need a deep clean.
Do you only clean Heat Pumps? A lot of companies are adding Heat Pump cleaning to a long list of services they provide on other equipment. It is a good idea to get a feel for how often they work on ductless heat pumps and how much experience they have with them. They are specialist, complex units, and require care and a knowledgeable technician to look after them during cleaning.
Are you trained in Mini-Splits?
A lot of companies have no training whatsoever in the field of heat pump care and maintenance. Others have been trained and have experience. Be sure to ask.
Heat pumps are a fantastic way to heat and cool your home, and they must be looked after to keep running safely and efficiently. Take your time when you select someone, they should be happy to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable.