As a homeowner, you are responsible for a lot around the house. Whether it’s the basics like cleaning up and grocery shopping or the added fun of dealing with one of the key systems in your home when they have a problem. The most frustrating thing can be not knowing how to troubleshoot common problems, simply because no one told you. It’s not like there’s a manual for owning a home, sometimes you need to figure things out. Luckily, this isn’t one of those times. Instead, we’d rather give you step by step instructions for how to clean your ductless heat pump air filter so you can skip the service call.
Clean Your Ductless Heat Pump Air Filter in 3 Easy Steps
First things first, you’ll always want to make sure your indoor unit is free of any blockages. After all, your heat pump needs to breathe so make sure nothing is hanging from it or move any furniture that may be blocking its airflow.
Step 1 is to remove the front panel. Grab your step stool, ladder or a sturdy enough chair and take a look at the front of your heat pump’s indoor unit. That large smooth front is a cover that can be easily removed. Look for a latch, tab, or button you can press along the sides that are connected. These should be obvious to spot as there aren’t many buttons you need to navigate here. Once you press the release latch, tab, or button, the smooth front panel should come loose and can be removed. Place it to the side.
Step 2 is to locate the air filter. This will be front and center as it encompasses the rest of the interior mechanisms. It looks like a rounded screen mesh that protects the rest of the heat pumps inner workings. You want to remove this. Usually, they won’t pop off and need to be slid out of its holding place instead. Look for a tab or release button. Press or pull it to slide the air filter out of place.
Step 3 is to actually clean your ductless heat pump air filter. This can be done in a sink or bathtub. Take your air filter to the sink and run it under warm water. This should shake loose any dust that has formed on the filter. If there’s no more dust, set it aside to dry. The air filter should be completely dry to the touch before sliding it back into your heat pump and closing up the front panel. Alternatively, a good vacuum with a brush head can be used to remove the dust from the air filter if you aren’t comfortable with washing it.
Clean Your Ductless Heat Pump Air Filter But There’s Still Trouble?
If you’ve taken a look at all the basic troubleshooting techniques and you still have heat pump problems, call a professional to help. After more than 30 years of serving Toronto and the GTA, we know there’s nothing worse than customers trying to fix a problem and potentially making things worse. That’s why we’re available 24/7 in the event of an emergency. Don’t struggle alone. Call us at 416-477-4812 to get the help you need from trained technicians.