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Do Ductless A/C Units Have Air Filters?

Date: June 3, 2024

How to maintain the filters on your ductless mini-splits.

ductless cooling boston, ma At Cubby Oil & Energy, we are installing more and more ductless AC systems around the greater Boston area. These systems provide efficient, reliable summer cooling without the need for ductwork. We’re always thrilled by the rave reviews these state-of-the-art products receive from our customers.

But let’s be candid: all HVAC equipment is a considerable investment. You’ll want to be certain that you’re taking care of upkeep for your ductless mini-splits. That includes regularly checking your air filters.

How to Check Your Ductless AC Filters

Just like a central A/C system, ductless mini-splits have air filters. For the most part, these are reusable filters, so you don’t need to replace them. You will typically find these filters in each of the indoor air handlers (sometimes referred to as “heads”).

You should check your ductless A/C equipment’s user manual for the specific steps for inspecting and cleaning your filter, as there may be particular instructions that can impact its performance. For example, some Mitsubishi Electric products have additional enzyme filters that cannot get wet.

In general terms, you will shut down the air handling unit and then carefully open the front panel and slide out the filter. Clean the filter, and once it is dry, return it to the unit. Then, you can turn your system back on.

We suggest you check your filters every month during the peak heating and cooling seasons.

Why You Need to Check Your Air Filters

Checking and cleaning the air filters in your ductless AC system is a relatively simple process, but it helps your equipment and your home comfort in substantial ways. Here are some benefits of staying on top of your air filters:

  • Better indoor air quality: Your air filters stop dust, mold, pollen and other pollutants from entering your home. Keeping them clean will reduce respiratory issues, dry skin and even dust accumulation in your home.
  • Better cooling efficiency: Clogged filters obstruct airflow in your ductless AC system. Your equipment will end up using more electricity to keep you comfortable. When you keep your filters clean, your A/C system runs more efficiently.
  • Better system lifespan: Clean filters slow down the wear and tear on your equipment. You’ll have fewer breakdowns and a longer life expectancy for your ductless mini-splits.

Combined with regular maintenance and other upkeep (like keeping your outdoor unit clear of yard debris), ensuring clean air filters can help your ductless AC last for the longest possible lifespan.

Cubby Installs and Services Mitsubishi Electric Ductless AC.

Cubby Oil & Energy is a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Preferred Contractor. That means our technicians are experts in installing, maintaining and repairing these top-of-the-line ductless cooling products. If you are interested in upgrading your home’s A/C and exploring ductless mini-split options, we can help you identify a fantastic product, install it promptly and keep it running efficiently for decades.

Our HVAC experts are standing by to help you. Contact Cubby today for a FREE estimate.

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