1) Save Power
Breathe Clean professional cleaning can save 10-30% between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and one that is not regularly cleaned.
A dirty coil means the heat pump must work harder to heat and cool the air. There is much less clean surface area for the heat or cold to be transferred to the air passing over it.
If the barrel fan, which moves the air, and the coil are covered in dirt and grime, air velocity decreases dramatically. This in turn causes you to raise or lower the thermostat on your heat pump’s head unit in order to get the comfort level you desire. The result? Higher power consumption. When Breathe Clean cleans your barrel fan and the coil it normally doubles the volume of air being heated or cooled. This also greatly reduces wear on the fan motor!
2) Avoid Expensive Mini Split Repairs and Replacement
Leaving heat pumps in a dirty condition will lead to mechanical problems and, ultimately, complete failure. Additionally, the unit is prone to overheat which damages sensitive microprocessors and electronic equipment.
Elevated system temperature and pressure may lead to the breakdown of the compressor’s lubricant. In addition, corrosion can occur. Lubricant breakdown and subsequent acid formation seriously compromise your heat pump and ultimately lead to equipment failure.
3) Cleaner Air
Microbial contamination in a heat pump has the potential to trigger asthma attacks, allergic reactions, and even promote flu-like symptoms. A study published by McGill University scientists found that disinfecting air conditioning coils reduced overall sickness by 20%, reduced respiratory symptoms by 40%, and has resulted in a 99% reduction of microbial and endotoxin concentrations on surfaces within the air conditioning system. (McGill University 2005)
During operation, mini-split heat pumps condensate moisture. The presence of this moisture behind the cover of a warm, dark environment creates the perfect condition for the growth of mold. Hair, food, exfoliated skin, dander, etc. are the organic matter that causes mold to grow. These microbials, which grow in the coils and condensation tray, are then blown into the indoor environment. All heat pumps, after regular use, become restricted by microbial contamination. This contamination includes fungi, mold, and dirt. These become constantly airborne every time you switch on your heat pump.
Cleaning your filters alone will not prevent the creation or re-circulation of these contaminants. The air coming back out of your heat pump is not filtered, only the air going in.
Breathe Clean will disassemble, clean, sanitize, and protect your heat pump from contamination.