How to clean your filters and maintain your heat pump

Having a heat pump is one of the best additions you can add for a happy home or comfortable office. They provide heating and cooling, to be used year-round in order to maintain a constant temperature as chosen by you. After a long winter, your heat pump will be due for a spring clean before summer arrives and in this guide, we’re going to teach you how to complete regular cleaning yourself.

Don’t wait for your heat pump filters to build up

Regular cleaning improves the effectiveness and longevity of heat pumps, as well as helping to promote good health by removing dust and pathogens from your unit. It is easy to neglect periodic cleaning, which is necessary for maintaining a healthy air-breathable environment, and like with most things, routine maintenance is your best bet for keeping your system in check. Cleaning frequently, instead of waiting for your filters to build up before doing so, should be completed three times per year.

Follow our step-by-step instructions:

  1. Cleaning the dust off of your filters should be completed each season. It’s the easiest cleaning task to do and won’t take long, especially once you’ve done it a few times. On installation, we’ll even show you how. Simply turn the unit off, open the filter door and remove the filter. Clean them or wash them in warm water and allow them to air dry before returning them. Over time, dust and debris will accumulate, which will clog your air filters and limit airflow. Regularly cleaning of the filters will keep the heat pump operating at optimal efficiency and will save you from unneeded power usage.
  2. Clean the grilles to remove dust that has built up in your internal unit’s grilles. Gently brush the grilles and lightly scrub them with a wet wipe to promote airflow efficiency.
  3. The best tip for maintaining a well-functioning heat pump system in your residential or commercial property? Get a professional to service your system once per year. Cleaning the filter and grilles will keep your system clean, however, maintenance will prevent failure and ensure your unit is running effectively and efficiently. Make sure that your system is running its best, providing you with a comfortable indoor environment, and prolonging the life of your investment. 
  4. Cleaning your heat pump’s external units is just as important as cleaning your internal unit’s air filters. Check your outdoor unit free from organic material, like leaves, weeds, and debris regularly. If it isn’t, disconnect your outdoor unit from power supplies before cleaning your outdoor unit.

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