There are a number of occasions that could call for the need to remove your heat pump, including repairs and even replacement. Did you know that your pump system only has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years? And that’s if it has been properly installed and maintained. Whilst you should contact a professional to determine what the best course of action is, if you would like to give the removal of the system a go yourself follow these instructions.


Step 1: Assess the specifications of your old pump before placing an order for a new one (if replacement is necessary). Make a note of the measurements (both the length and the height), the model number, the diameter of its connections and the output regulator’s setting.

Step 2: Turn off the power to the system at the circuit breaker. Create a diagram that outlines where the ‘live’, ‘neutral’ and ‘earth’ core terminal connections are located on the back of the pump. Using a flat-head screwdriver, disconnect each of these cores from their connections.

Step 3: Using an adjustable wrench, turn the isolating valve’s spindle on either side of the heat pump. If your system doesn’t have any fitted valves, you will need to completely drain it. Place a large container underneath the area before removal to catch any dripping water.

Step 4: Using an adjustable wrench, turn the union nuts on both sides of the pump counterclockwise to remove them, making sure that you hold the unit in place. Carefully remove the heat pump and replace it with a new one or send it away for the necessary repairs.

If your heat pump has begun experiencing problems of any kind, it is important that you contact a professional to come out and have a look as soon as possible. If the problem is something that you think you can deal with, you might like to consider removing the unit yourself. By making sure that you follow the above instructions, you can rest assured that it will be removed without posing the risk of damage to the rest of the system.