How To Maintain Your Mini Split Heat Pump
If you are a homeowner, you likely want to keep the devices that are heating and cooling your house as clean as possible. This is tremendously important because it will allow you to make sure that your house remains comfortable regardless of the temperature outside. Here are some tips to maintain your mini split heat pump. Make sure that you turn off the power to your heat pump before touching it.
1. Clean the Pump Panels
There are two main areas where you have pump units in a split heat pump system. The first is outside so that it has access to fresh air that it can cool and pump inside the house. The second is the unit in your basement connected to the pump outside that gathers air that is the wrong temperatures inside and pumps it outside to the other unit. In order for this transfer of air to be smooth and unhindered, you need to make sure that you clean the pump panels of any excess dirt that they might have. First, take a hand brush and brush the panels individually. This will remove a lot of loose dirt and loosen any dirt that is thoroughly stuck. Then, take a rag with dish soap and water on it to wipe down each panel.
2. Use a Vacuum to Clean the Filter
If you have a mini split heat pump that has a reusable filter, you will need to be sure that you are cleaning it on a regular basis. Each of your units has its own filter. You will need to check both of the units and remove their filters by pulling in the direction of the arrows that you find near the filter. Once you have them out of the unit, keep them outside or on a large tarp so that their dirt doesn't get everywhere. Then, you take your vacuum cleaner and add a brush attachment to get the bulk of the dirt off.
Once you've done that, take a rag and some mild dish soap and start wiping down your filters so that you get the rest of the dirt off. Allow the filter to dry before replacing it.
3. Check the Vents
Finally, check the vents to make sure that there are no obstructions. Use a putty knife to remove any obstructions that you see. Be sure that you check both units.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in ductless heat pumps, like Salem Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc.