VERMONT 802-328-7755 / MARTHA'S VINEYARD 508-419-0660 / BERKSHIRE + CAPITAL REGION 518-320-8354

WE CURRENTLY SERVE VERMONT, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, THE BERKSHIRES & NEW YORK'S CAPITAL REGION.

WHY CLEAN HEAT PUMPS?

ONE YEAR OF DEBRIS ON A MINI-SPLIT HEAT PUMP

FOR YOUR HEALTH

FOR EFFICIENCY

FOR PEACE OF MIND

We Clean Heat Pumps Response to COVID-19

We Clean Heat Pumps is making every effort to keep our customers and technicians safe and healthy during this challenging time. We have decided that since regulations have relaxed and we are considered an essential business, we will re-open for all customers in all of our service areas, Vermont, Martha's Vineyard, the Berkshires and New York's Hudson Valley. We believe that now, more than ever, it is important to maintain indoor air quality.

We will be taking extra precautions to protect our customers and employees. Feel free to contact us for details.  

We are now taking appointments. Please email us if you'd like to be added to our scheduling list. 

Thank you!

Testimonials

Love them! Who knew I was due for my annual mini-split cleaning , I didn't- they did. They promptly sent a tech at a convenient time, (who was on time too). Nate, the tech was very professional, incredibly thorough, honest and friendly, with several years of experience. He took the time to explain what he was going to do, and made sure that all my paintings, etc, were out of the way and safe before he started. He changed the filter, was in and out in an hour. Wish every tech was like Nate (I am asking specifically for him again) and that every company was this professional- quick, easy and painless. Thank you!

Dan Fraser

Based on past experience with a previous heat pump maintenance service, we had very low expectations. However, We Clean Heat Pumps was exceptional. Making the appointment was easy. It wasn't then cancelled or postponed and eventually forgotten (what we'd become used to). Phone calls weren't ignored for months. Responses were always quick, informative, and congenial. The day of the service arrived and we got a call from the representative: he was running early! That set the tone for the call. We were able to accomodate the early arrival and Rutger was at the door as anticipated. We have 3 wall units throughout the house and he described the entire process, which actually turned out to be a thorough cleaning and system check (compared to the quick look that we were used to from the previous service). When he finished, there was no doubt our heat pumps had been thoroughly cleaned and checked. Moreover, Rutger was friendly, personable and forthcoming on anything we thought to ask. Highly recommended!

Toni Temple Navarro

We had our heat pumps (3) cleaned this week by We Clean Heat Pumps. We have never had such a thorough cleaning of our heat pumps and the technician, Rutger, was informative and a pleasure to talk to as well. He was also punctual and left the areas he cleaned neat and tidy like he never was there! Highly recommended!

Kelly Byers
  • DUST BUILD-UP

  • FILTERS NEED TO BE CHANGED REGULARLY.
  • MOLD, DUST & DEBRIS

  • ONE YEAR OF ACCUMULATION ON AN INTERIOR CONDENSER.
  • MOLD

  • SIGNIFICANT MOLD BUILD-UP ON INTERIOR UNIT
  • WASP'S NEST

  • NATURE FINDS A WAY
  • EXTERIOR CLEANING

  • BOTH INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR UNITS REQUIRE ANNUAL CLEANING.

DUST BUILD-UP

FILTERS NEED TO BE CHANGED REGULARLY.

MOLD, DUST & DEBRIS

ONE YEAR OF ACCUMULATION ON AN INTERIOR CONDENSER.

MOLD

SIGNIFICANT MOLD BUILD-UP ON INTERIOR UNIT

WASP'S NEST

NATURE FINDS A WAY

EXTERIOR CLEANING

BOTH INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR UNITS REQUIRE ANNUAL CLEANING.

WHO WE ARE

OUR SERVICES:

We don't install heat pumps, or service broken units. We provide a service that every installer, property manager, and home-owner with a heat pump needs: We Clean Heat Pumps. We do one thing, and we do it well.

We use uniquely calibrated pressure washers, non-toxic green cleaner, and specialized tools and techniques to remove the material that builds-up on the heat exchanger and the fan of both your interior and exterior units. Without maintenance, this happens to each and every unit, reducing efficiency and indoor air quality, and, over the course of a few years, causes inconvenient breakdowns and costly repairs.

We're fully insured and maintain all makes and models of ductless mini-split heat pumps.

HOW WE BEGAN:

We Clean Heat Pumps was founded in Vermont, in 2018, by Gabriel Erde-Cohen, when he filled a pressing need in the family Solar/HVAC business. He performed the required annual cleanings of the ductless mini-split heat pumps that his wife and father-in-law installed, freeing them to focus on new installations and service visits.

Word quickly spread to dozens of other installers, property managers, and thousands of individual home-owners. They all had one thing in common; they desperately needed someone to keep their heating, cooling, and air purifying systems working at peak performance. Gabriel and our team showed up on time and exceeded expectations, allowing property managers and home-owners to breathe a sigh of relief, and installers to focus on growing their businesses.

Green Mountain Power formed a maintenance partnership with WCHP, and our team of skilled technicians grew to meet the demand. WCHP now works in every county in Vermont, and in the abutting regions of NY, NH, and MA, as well as the Berkshires, Boston, and Martha's Vineyard. There is no other business focusing exclusively on the annual maintenance that each heat pump requires. WCHP will always bring the highest ethics, quality standards, and customer service to each and every home we visit.

OUR TEAM:

WCHP is a Living Wage Employer.  We take care of our people, so they can take care of you.

Our Office is here to keep track of your annual cleaning appointment and to schedule it at a time that works for you.

Our Maintenance Technicians are friendly, reliable, communicative, and highly skilled; we arrive on time, leave the rest of your home as clean as we found it, and keep your mini-split heat pump working at peak efficiency. 

Gabriel is always a phone call away for any questions or concerns.

We appreciate the opportunity to be of service!

Green Energy Times

We Clean Heat Pumps

http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2020/06/21/cleaning-heat-pumps/

Cleaning Heat Pumps

Heat pumps get dirty and every heat pump requires annual cleaning. Images WeCleanHeatPumps.

Jesse Haas

Heat pumps are such a game-changer, heating or cooling our homes using electricity. And doing it cleanly?

Yes, if we clean them, which is something many home-owners don’t take into consideration. But failure to properly maintain mini-splits can have an impact on both efficiency and health.

If cleaned, heat pumps remove mold and bacteria from indoor air. If not maintained on schedule, however, they accumulate dust, dirt, hair, mold, pollen, and grease on the fan and coil, a breeding ground for bacteria which they then circulate. They can also lose 10-25% of their energy efficiency. An annual cleaning by a professional usually pays for itself in terms of electricity costs, with improved indoor air quality as icing on the cake.

But isn’t this something that can be done by the homeowner? No, according to Gabriel Erde-Cohen, owner of WeCleanHeatPumps in Westminster, Vt. Monthly cleaning of filters is essential to keeping a heat pump working efficiently. But most people only use a vacuum cleaner or acidic spray, which Erde-Cohen likens to washing your hands with cold water and no soap. It’s a superficial clean which doesn’t get at the gunk deposited on the coils. These are easy to damage; improper cleaning can leave them bent and rusting, and require costly repairs.

The technicians at WeCleanHeatPumps use specialized tools, a calibrated low-pressure washer, and biodegradable, nontoxic, non-acidic soap to clean deep inside the interior and exterior units, areas the homeowner never sees. “People don’t really know why I’m there until I start cleaning,” says Erde-Cohen. “If I invite a homeowner to watch me clean, they always understand.”

Erde-Cohen got into this business when his wife and father-in-law, heat pump installers with Saxtons River Solar, needed someone to clean the units they install. Erde-Cohen bought the specialized equipment and gleaned information on the internet from technicians in other countries. WeCleanHeatPumps is the first company in the U.S. focused solely on heat pump cleaning.

The environment is a strong motivator for Erde-Cohen, whose background is in small farming. Dirty heat pumps use more energy and deliver less heat or cooling. They’re a drain on the electrical grid. “I want to clean all of them,” Erde-Cohen says.

But indoor air quality is turning out to be the prime motivator for his customers. The difference can be dramatic. Customers mention that they’ve been sick for years, and that the deep cleaning provided by WeCleanHeatPumps has greatly improve their health. That’s even more important now, in the time of Covid-19. “I’m not going to claim that we can stop a virus,” Erde-Cohen said, but notes that air quality has been a significant factor in infection outcomes. As people spend more time at home, indoor air quality has become even more important.

WeCleanHeatPumps employs seven people, and serves Vermont, contiguous areas of Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire, and Martha’s Vineyard. The company creates partnerships with installation companies, and cleans all of Green Mountain Power’s leased units, as well as setting up annual contracts and one-time cleanings with individual home-owners. Technicians work alone; the job takes about an hour and a half, and the slurry of dirt and soap removed from the heat exchanger—gross, but biological in origin—can be safely dumped in the drain gutter or on the driveway.

Erde-Cohen sets prices so that he can pay his employees well, and make the cleaning pay for itself in electricity savings. Clean, filtered indoor air is a free and valuable bonus. Learn more at www.wecleanheatpumps.com.

Jessie Haas has written 40 books, mainly for children, and has lived in an off-grid cabin in Vermont.