The fan is one of the most essential components on your heat pump. It is what allows it to function properly and efficiently. If you are looking to extend the life of your heat pump fan, you need to make sure that it is adequately maintained. It is possible to have your heat pump fan inspected by HVAC professionals, but there are a few ways that you can maintain your heat pump fan on your own.

Change Filter

When you are maintaining your heat fan, it is important that you make sure it is running efficiently. This means that you do not want the heat fan to have to work harder. This can be done most effectively by regularly changing the filters within the heat pump. Filters that are clogged and filled with dirt and debris do not allow air to flow through freely and result in the heat pump fan having to work double time. It is even possible for a clogged filter to result in the creation of vacuum pressure that puts strain on the fan motor. As long as you are replacing the filter every few months during operation, clogging should not be an issue that affects your heat pump fan.

Clean Blades

Cleaning the fan blades can also be a great way to extend the life of the heat pump fan. This can be done by simply turning off power to the unit and opening the panel to expose the blades and blower. You can use a small brush to get into all the crevices and clean all dirt and debris from the surface of the blades. It is possible to clean out the blower using a vacuum with an extender to suck up all the dirt. If you do not clean the blades and the motor, it can lead to inefficiency and cause the motor on the fan to break down over time.


It is also important to make sure that all obstructions are out of the way and not at risk of interfering with the heat pump fan. Plant growth and foliage surrounding the unit has the ability to be sucked up inside. This can result in the build up of pressure, which can shorten the lifespan of the heat pump fan. This means that all plants and foliage should be a safe distance away from the unit and trimmed to ensure that this remains the case at all times.