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Heat Pump (traditional)
Replace or wash air filter
As a filter gets dirty over time, it begins to clog with dust, pollen, etc.A dirty filter means the heat pump's fan motor has to work harder to move air through it, which means it has to consume more energy and is therefore more expensive to operate.
The filter helps to clean the circulating air, which makes room cleaning easier and less frequent, helps improve air quality, and helps to provide relief to allergy sufferers.
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NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Heat Pump (traditional) are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Heat Pump (traditional).
Replace or clean your heat pump's air filters in accordance with your manufacturer's recommendations. Ensure that the filters are placed in correct direction of air flow.
Health & Safety
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
The benefits of this task are moderate, as a dirty filter requires more energy to operate your heat pump. Also, if people in your house have respiratory problems, then this task becomes more important.
The cost of this task is relatively low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 15 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required. However, you do need to purchase the appropriate filter for your heat pump in advance.