Heat Pump Services for Orting • Heat Pump Repairs
A significant percentage of heat pumps in Orting, WA are of the closed-cycle compression type. All such heat pumps require working fluids. Traditionally, the most commonly used working fluids in these heat pumps have been:
- CFC-12 Low- and medium temperature (maximum 80°C)
- CFC-114 High temperature (maximum 120°C)
- R-500 Medium temperature (maximum 80°C)
- R-502 Low-medium temperature (maximum 55°C)
for almost all low-temperature and reversible heat pumps (maximum 55°C).
CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) have chlorine content. This and their chemical stability make them harmful to the environment. They lead to global warming and ozone depletion. Although these refrigerants are not prohibited, some old heat pumps still use them and you have to be careful when handling them.
Note that although HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) working fluids have much lower chlorine content, they are still harmful to the environment. If you are buying a new heat pump system, ensure it uses HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) which are chlorine-free and which many consider long-term alternative refrigerants. Other good alternatives are CO2, water, Hydrocarbons (HCs), and ammonia. So, what safety precautions should you take when handling working heat pump system fluids?
Whenever you are repairing heat pumps, ensure you do not open the container housing working fluids like CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) that can cause damage to the ozone layer. For your safety and to prevent emission, always use the right tools and equipment.
When dealing with hydrocarbons (HCs), it is important that you always remember they are flammable. You should, therefore, ensure your heat pump system is turned off (to avoid sparking) and all heat sources on the property are turned off.
Orting Residential and Commercial Heat Pump System Installations
When installing new heat pumps for residential or commercial properties in Orting, you should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations as contained in the owner’s manual. Heat pump system installations should be left to a professional to avoid voiding the warranty. We at Beacon Plumbing service all:
- Residential properties
- Industrial properties
- Commercial properties
Heat Pump Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs in Orting
Do regular inspections and maintenance on your heat pump system so that you can notice possible problems and fix them before they are exacerbated. Leave the whole task of dealing with working fluids to a professional because professionals have the necessary safety gear as well as the necessary training and experience in handling working fluids. We offer complete:
- Heat pump installation
- Heat pump repair and maintenance
- Heat pump inspections
Professionals carry worker’s compensation insurance, which means you will be indemnified in case of an accident that leads to a fatality or an injury. Hiring a professional in Orting also saves you money since it means you do not have to invest in the tools and equipment needed for the job.