If your heat pump is not pushing much air flow into your home it could be because your heat pump filter is blocked. As a rule of thumb you should clean these every 8 to 12 weeks depending on how often you use your heat pump. It is a very easy process and something you can do yourself.
To clean your filters you will need to open the front panel of the indoor unit and remove the filters. You will see where to place your fingers when opening both ends.
The filters slide out and once out you can take them outside and give them a spray wash with the garden hose or you can give them a light vacuum. Once these are washed carefully shake dry and reinsert into the indoor unit and close the front panel.
Your heat pump filter will last if you inspect it regularly
Your heat pump filters should last the life of the machine if you are careful with them, but if you do happen to damage them all you need to do is contact your local supplier and you can purchase replacements.
Your heat pump will always perform a lot more efficiently with clean filters so it pays to check them on a regular basis.
Cleaning your heat pump filters is the first step to effective maintenance. If you think your heat pump needs a service just give us a call and we will let you know what’s involved. It is not enough to just clean filters – you will need more. Have a look at this blog post to find out more information on how heat pump servicing extends the life and efficiency of your unit.