A hint of Spring is in the air and for many, that means the spring cleaning bug is here too. For some homes, this can be a pretty involved process. Luckily, Spring cleaning for your ductless heat pump is really quick and simple.
Cleaning filters should be a monthly process, but the change of seasons can be a good reminder to get back on a regular cleaning schedule. Simply turn off your system, open the top and remove the filters. Vacuum or hold them under the faucet and rinse well. There is no need to add any soap or do any scrubbing. Simple rinsing does the trick. Lay them out to dry for a bit and take a good look to make sure they do not have any tears or nicks. If you discover any damage, it could be time to replace them. When they are dry, pop them back in to the indoor unit and turn the system back on. Easy-peasy.
Spring is also a good time to take a look at your outdoor unit. Check for any leaves or debris and make sure the space around the unit is clear. Remove any sticks, leaves, or other yard debris that has accumulated and check to see if the coils appear clean and unobstructed. If anything looks amiss, sounds odd, or you notice debris deep inside the system, it may be time to have a professional cleaning. But usually, simple inspection and removing of leaves is all that is necessary.
These two simple steps can take mere minutes, but can have a positive effect on how well your system operates. With proper maintenance and care, your ductless system should perform for over 20 years.
And if your ductless heat pump Spring cleaning task uncovers any concerns, give us a call and we will be happy to help you out.