Heat Pump Q&A
Q -Does my heat pump need servicing?
A – There are very little items that need any regular serving on most heat pumps the only things that you should do to keep it performing well is to ensure the space around it is kept clean and clear particularly of any plants and to ensure best performance cleaning the coil with a propriety coil cleaner at the beginning of the season is always a good idea
Q – My heat pump freezes up what can I do about it?
A- There are several possible causes for this to happen if it does it early or late in the season only the most likely cause is that the on coil temperature or outside air temperature is to low most UK heat pumps require a 16deg C or above on coil temperature to work at there best low outdoor temperature can cause freezing. If it happens continuously throughout the season there are to further possibilities either the air around the unit is being recycled heat pumps need good free air movement around them so that the discharged cold air is not drawn back into the unit so keep plants cut back and the area clear of obstructions. The coil could be blocked this can be simply cleaned using a proprietary coil cleaner. If none of these are true your unit may have an internal fault normally a lack of refrigerant gas which you will need to get an engineer to check for you.
Q – How do I decide which heat pump I need for my pool?
A – There are so many different ones on the market now the main thing is to ensure that you get a titanium heat exchanger and that the equipment used to produce the unit are of a good quality when comparing units ensure that they are sized based on a 16deg C or lower external air temperature there are some on the market that quote capacity using a 25deg C external temperature which is no use in the UK most heat pumps are sized based on the volume of the pool and the sales literature will tell you which unit is suitable for you size of pool.
Q – What is COP
A – The COP or coefficient of performance of a heat pump tell you how effect it is most UK available unit are 5:1 based on a outside air temperature of 16deg C or higher this will drop significantly with lower temperatures basically it means when you put in 1kw of electricity you get 5kw of heat out the end into the pool the higher the COP the better the heat pump.
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