Often, finding and cleaning your ductless mini-split heat pump can be easier said than done, unless you’re an expert like Mt. Hood Ductless. However, we want to help you extend the life span of your Clackamas ductless heat pump, so we’ve collected some tips for you here.
Below you’ll find some great maintenance ideas from the whole house heat pump system experts!
What Exactly is a Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump?
Unlike central AC units, ductless mini-split heat pumps do not require a forced air distribution system, eliminating the need for complicated ductwork. It also means you don’t have to worry about losing any hot or cold air due to leaks in your ductwork,
Ductless mini-split systems are made with three parts, the outdoor air compressor unit, the indoor air distribution unit, as well as a component housing the cables and other accessories required for them to function.
Where Can I Find My Mini-Split Heat Pump?
If you’re new to your home and are having trouble locating your mini-split heat pump to clean it, don’t worry. They’re most often installed on a high interior wall so they can distribute the most air possible throughout your household. The outdoor unit will be located around the perimeter of your home, most often around the back and out of sight. It looks a lot like a traditional air conditioning compressor.
How Do I Clean My Air Filter?
Your ductless heat pump’s air filter will be located within the indoor unit installed in your home. To clean it, make sure the power of your system has been turned off. Then, lift the front panel of the unit and remove it completely, after doing so, take the filter out and brush down the components of the heat pump with a soft, dry cloth. You can wash the filter itself in warm, soapy water to remove any dust and debris that has collected there.
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