Do Heat Pumps Improve the Air Quality in My Home? Valley Home Services

Maintaining good indoor air quality is important for your family’s health, especially if anyone has allergies or breathing issues. Ductless heat pumps can improve air quality through their filtration systems and humidity control. With some simple maintenance, a heat pump can keep the air in your home clean and comfortable.

How Can a Heat Pump Improve Air Quality?

Ductless heat pumps have removable and washable filters that are easy to clean. This helps reduce indoor pollutants.

You can also buy special filter add-ons for your ductless heat pump to further improve air filtration. These are easy to clip onto the existing filters without any special tools.

Experts recommend cleaning your heat pump filters every two weeks during peak seasons and replacing them once a year. This regular maintenance helps keep the air in your home clean.

Humidity Control Is Important

Heat pumps don’t just control temperature; they also help control humidity.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says humidity over 60% can lead to mold growth. They recommend keeping humidity between 30-50% to prevent mold and pests.

High humidity also allows allergens and dust mites to thrive more easily. A ductless heat pump can help keep humidity at a healthy level.

How Heat Pumps Compare to Air Purifiers

Air purifiers don’t dehumidify the air like a heat pump can. They also take longer to clean the air in a room compared to a ductless system that circulates all the air through the filter.

While an air purifier can marginally improve indoor air quality, a clean ductless heat pump filter will likely do a better job.

When To Call for Professional Maintenance

Most ductless heat pump owners can clean or replace their own filters. But other parts of the system can also get dirty and impact air quality and performance.

If you notice your heat pump isn’t heating or cooling as well as it used to, or if it’s making strange noises, it’s a good idea to call a professional to inspect and clean the system to ensure it’s working properly.

Regular professional maintenance from your friends at Valley Home Services can catch any issues early and keep your mini-split heat pump running efficiently to maintain good air quality in your home.

Call us at (207) 945-9008 to schedule an appointment or request more information.