Like all household appliances, your heat pump needs a little TLC from time to time. To ensure the air you breathe is clean and your heat pump is running efficiently, it is important to clean heat pump filters on a regular basis.
As dust builds up in your heat pump filters, your heat pump will not only have to work harder, it won’t be able to remove all dust and allergens from the air. Maintaining a healthy home and low energy costs takes a bit of effort on your part. Fortunately, it is quick and easy to clean heat pump filters.
We advise our customers to clean heat pump filters as regularly as every two weeks, especially in winter when it is used more frequently. As we are now in the thick of the colder months, it’s a timely reminder to give your heat pump filters some attention.
Why is so important to clean heat pump filters?
Firstly, let’s consider what the heat pump filters are used for. Their purpose is to filter out dust and allergens before delivering fresh air to you. So while you’re receiving clean air, your heat pump filters are slowly accumulating dust. As the build-up increases, it becomes more and more challenging for heat to pass through. After all, with a barrier of dust in the way, your heat pump will need to work harder to meet the reach set temperatures.
Your heat pump filters are also vital to delivering fresh air into your home. If the filters are clogged with dust already, they won’t have room to remove any more from the air. This could result in dust and allergens being left to circulate your home. Heat pumps are designed to improve, not inhibit, your home’s air quality. To give your heat pump the best chance in doing so, give your heat pump filters a clean every fortnightly.
Investing in a heat pump should save you money long term, so make sure your heat pump is reaching its cost-saving potential with a simple filter clean.
How to clean your heat pump
Don’t be daunted by the task, it’s easy to clean heat pump filters.
Always ensure your heat pump is switched off before completing the following instructions.
- Lift the front panel, hold hinges and pull to remove.
- Wipe with a soft cloth. The cloth can be dry or slightly damp but do not soak the panel or use hot water.
- Remove the air filter while the front panel is off.
- Rinse filters with water or use a Quick Clean Kit vacuum attachment to remove dust.
- If filters are damp, dry with soft cloth or set them somewhere in the shade to dry.
- Carefully reassemble heat pump.
Every three months we recommend cleaning the air cleaning filter alongside the standard filter clean. To do this you will firstly need to expose the air cleaning filter by removing the front panel and filters as outlined above.
From there, follow these steps.
- Remove dirt with vacuum cleaner.
- If dirt is stubborn, soak the filter in lukewarm water.
- Dry with soft cloth or in the shade.
- Re-attach air cleaning filter and reassemble heat pump.
For your heat pump to perform at its best, replace the air cleaning filter annually.
Make it easy with a Quick Clean Kit
Mitsubishi Electric designed the Quick Clean Kit to make it even easier to clean heat pump filters. By simply attaching the brush to your vacuum, you can tackle the hard-to-reach spots inside your heat pump and ensure a more thorough clean.
Most vacuum cleaners are too large to fit inside the heat pump itself which makes cleaning the fans almost impossible. The Quick Clean Kit allows easy access to fans and is much safer than cleaning your heat pump fans by hand.
When installing a heat pump, we like to go over the simple steps of cleaning heat pump filters so our customers have the ability to carry this out themselves. We suggest our customers clean heat pump filters every two weeks, so it’s important that they have the right knowledge of how to this safely.
We know that installing a heat pump is an investment. And with all big purchases, we want you to enjoy them for a long time.
With a little fortnightly attention, your heat pump will last longer, save energy and keep the air in your home as fresh as possible.
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