The Importance of Heat Pump Maintenance

Aug 29, 2018

Just as with central air conditioning systems, proper maintenance of reverse cycle air conditioning systems is the key to efficient operation. The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained system and a neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%. Intagas recommends that you service the air conditioner in your Brisbane home annually.

What to Expect During Air Conditioning System Maintenance

When Intagas provides air conditioning system maintenance services, you can expect our experts to check the following:

  • The area around the system to ensure it is free of debris
  • Thermostat: The thermostat should accurately reflect ambient conditions, while it setting should maximise your comfort
  • Electrical connections, capacitors, relays and contactors: Snug connections ensure system and extend system life. We’ll check energy consumption to ensure the pump’s optimal operation
  • Unit disconnect switches and test time delay: These should work well to prevent electrical hazards
  • Lubrication: To reduce friction, resistance and energy loss
  • Condensate drain and pan: The drain should not have obstructions, while the pan should not have leaks or cracks
  • Startup, shutdown and other controls: The technician will verify that the system turns on and off appropriately and ensure the proper function of additional controls. The technician will listen for unusual noises and vibrations
  • Air filter: Dirty air filters waste energy and cause unnecessary wear on compressors. If necessary, we will replace it
  • Blower wheel and motor: Dirty blower wheels and motors hinder airflow, which can waste energy and damage the compressor. We will ensure the motor draws the proper amperage
  • The alignment of belts, pulleys and other components: Misaligned components can result in costly repairs
  • Panels: If safety panels are not in place, the unit will not operate
  • Coil temperatures: We will check temperatures to see if they differ across a coil. If so, this may indicate production or capacity problems
  • Condenser fan and coil: We will clean the condenser coil to prevent problems related to refrigerant pressure and check the fan for vibrations, motor stability and amp draw
  • Crankcase heater: When these don’t function well, they can damage the compressor
  • Reversing valve: Ensure good function to save energy
  • Defrost assembly: A defrost timer in good condition prevents heat losses and compressor damage
  • Refrigeration metering device: Clogged metering devices or one that doesn’t work well will hinder efficiency, life and cooling capacity. The technician will ensure that the refrigerant has the proper charge

Compressor amp draw: The compressor and other components should draw the appropriate amount of power

Contact Mick on 0435 579 094 or send a quick email.

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Gas Services

  • Domestic & commercial gas hot water system
    Installation, Service, Maintenance & Repair
  • Gas hot water system check up available
    Recommended before the winter demand
  • Gas appliance installations & repair
    Cooktops, Upright cookers, Ovens, BBQs, Heaters
  • Gas leaks—fast response
    Testing & repairs
  • Gas conversions
    Natural & LPG
  • Gas lines
    New installations or upgrade of existing lines
  • Gas compliance certificates & plates
  • Pre-winter service for portable room heaters
    Pick up & drop off service available. Conditions Apply — no parts included
  • Temporary gas HWS available for hire
    Conditions Apply—must use current location of existing system

Plumbing Services

  • Domestic plumbing installation & repair
    Toilets, Taps/Mixers, Shower heads
  • Electric hot water system installation & removal
    New laws apply
  • Electric hot water system check up available
    To check if your hot water system meets current Australian standards
  • New cold/hot water line installation
  • Upgrade of old existing water lines

Air Conditioning Services

  • Installation of split system air conditioners
    Up to 18kw
  • Basic clean service available

Local Suburbs Serviced:

Bowen Hills, Brisbane, East Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Herston, Highgate Hill, Kangaroo Point, Kelvin Grove, New Farm, Newstead, Paddington, Petrie Terrace, Red Hill, South Brisbane, Spring Hill, Teneriffe, West End, Woolloongabba, Acacia Ridge, Algester, Annerley, Archerfield, Burbank, Calamvale, Coopers Plains, Darra, Doolandella, Drewvale, Durack, Dutton Park, Eight Mile Plains, Ellen Grove, Fairfield, Forest Lake, Greenslopes, Heathwood, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Inala, Karawatha, Kuraby, Larapinta, Macgregor, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Moorooka, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Nathan, Norman Park, Pallara, Parkinson, Richlands, Robertson, Rochedale, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Sinnamon Park, Stretton, Sumner, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi, Tennyson, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wacol, Willawong, Wishart, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Bahrs Scrub, Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Berrinba, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Buccan, Carbrook, Cedar Creek, Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Forestdale, Greenbank, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Holmview, Jimboomba, Kagaru, Kingston, Logan Central, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Loganholme, Loganlea, Lyons, Marsden, Meadowbrook, Mount Warren Park, Mundoolun, Munruben, New Beith, North Maclean, Park Ridge South, Park Ridge, Priestdale, Regents Park, Rochedale South, Shailer Park, Slacks Creek, South Maclean, Springwood, Stockleigh, Tamborine, Tanah Merah, Underwood, Undullah, Veresdale Scrub, Veresdale, Waterford West, Waterford, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Woodhill, Woodridge, Yarrabilba, Redcliffe, Clontarf, Deception Bay, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Newport, Rothwell, Scarborough, Woody Point, Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bray Park, Brendale, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, Griffin, Kallangur, Lawnton, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes, Petrie, Strathpine, Warner