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How Often Does a Mini-Split Air Filter Need to be Cleaned?

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Replacing or cleaning the air filters of your heating and cooling equipment is imperative to keeping a healthy (and efficient) heating and cooling system, and ductless mini splits and heat pumps are no exception!

At Kearney HVAC, repairing, maintaining, and installing Mitsubishi Electric ductless systems is what we do. Here is everything you need to know about cleaning the air filters in your heat pump.

When Should You Clean the Air Filter of a Heat Pump?

While the exact timing of when air filters should be cleaned will depend on many factors like manufacturer specs and how contaminated the air is, a good general guideline is to clean your air filter every two weeks and schedule air filter replacement at least once a year.

Cleaning a Mini Split Air Filter

While it is best to bring in an HVAC technician for air filter replacement and some other larger maintenance tasks related to your mini split, you can, in fact, clean an air filter yourself. All you’ll need to do is remove the filter, vacuum the larger dust and debris, wash it using lukewarm water, and replace it.

Check out our step-by-step instructions on how to clean your own air filters in this article.

Benefits of a Clean Air Filter

If your household to-do list is already long, you may be wondering about the benefits of adding another item to your to-do list. The air filter of your heating and cooling system handles all of the air in your home, and all of the particles in that air, too!

A regularly cleaned filter will offer many benefits all year long, such as:

  • Healthier air
  • Lower risk of mold growth in your home
  • Improved heating and cooling efficiency 
  • Less dust in the home

Kearney HVAC: Installing Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning in MA and NH

If you are still concerned about the specifics of your home comfort, are wondering how often you should clean your mini split air filter, or are just looking for more tips on how to get the most out of your mini split, Kearney is here to help.

Kearney HVAC has been serving homeowners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire from Newburyport to Amesbury, Georgetown, North Hampton, and Rye, since 2009.

Are you considering a Mitsubishi Electric ductless system for your home? We can help you save on the cost of installation thanks to available Mass Save heat pump rebates! Reach out to our team, or visit our showroom and meet our MVP (most valuable pup), Leroy.

Been a while since you replaced your air filter? Call Kearney HVAC at  978-388-0845or contact us here to get started.