Mini-Split Musings

Clean Those Filters!

June 6, 2016

Ductless heat pumps are great little machines. They not only heat and cool your home or business, but they also clean the air and dehumidify. They are the kind of system that you can just set and forget, trusting that they will keep you comfy, so it can be easy to just take them for granted and forget to clean the filters on the indoor head.

Ductless heat pumps require very little maintenance, but most manufacturers recommend cleaning the air filters once a month. This ensures your air is clean and keeps your compressor from having to work too hard to push air through dirt, dust and muck. It is also a really neat opportunity to see with your own eyes the filtering work that your system is doing for you.

Filter cleaning time is also a good time to visually inspect your filters for any damage or an abundance of dust or debris. If you find the filters to be extra dirty, it might be beneficial to clean them more often. If they are pretty clean, you may choose to clean them less often. Different environments and different seasons produce different amounts of dust of course and it can help to get to know your pattern of dirtying your filters. Make a note and set a schedule of cleaning that is easy to stick to. For example, the first Sunday of every month or the last day of each month. Choose whatever system works best for you and is easy to stick with. Set a reminder on your calendar or phone.

And if you encounter any problems or questions when performing this task, just give us a call and we will be happy to be of assistance.

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