We’re curious: How often do you clean your vacuum filter?

We ask because vacuum cleaners can serve as a great reminder when it comes to cleaning the filters in your heat pump. When you notice a decrease in suction while vacuuming, it’s an obvious signal that the filters/appliance need to be checked and cleaned. Once the filters are cleaned, it’s incredible how much of a difference it can make in suction power and overall performance, restoring the vacuum to work more efficiently and effectively again.

A heat pump, on the other hand, blends into the wall and tends to go unnoticed and forgotten; it’s not as obvious that the health of your heat pump may be declining without the filter being cleaned. Every heat pump / air conditioner should have filters installed and these filters need to be cleaned regularly to maintain optimum performance. Depending on the usage the recommended time frame between cleaning your filters will vary. If you use your heat pump / air conditioner daily, your filter should be cleaned at least once a month, and for those that use it less often, every three months should be sufficient. Please note that the cleaner the filter, the better the performance.

Filters are installed within the unit for wall-mounted, floor console, and cassette-type units. For ducted units, the filter is installed in a return air grille located somewhere on the ceiling. Most filters can be cleaned by washing them in warm water and should only be reinstalled after they have fully dried. 

It’s only when problems start to form that we think about the last time we cleaned the filters, instead of every month as we should. But don’t worry, as Fujitsu has a great trick to help you remember.

Next time you feel like the suction on your vacuum is not as strong as it should be, associate this also with your heat pump. Linking the maintenance of the vacuum filter with that of the heat pump filter is a clever
way to make sure both tasks stay on your radar.

Plus, it’s a great way to tackle two chores at once and keep both your floors and indoor air quality in tip-top shape. But do you want to know the best part? You can use your now efficient vacuum to clean your heat pump filter. It’s as easy as that.

Now your heat pump filters can be remembered, and your vacuum is back to full strength, before bigger problems start to form.

All that matters now is how often you vacuum…