Several factors affect how your ductless mini-split operates. While you expect your ductless system to provide you with the comfort you desire in Virginia Beach, VA, there are a few issues that crop up from time to time. Here’s a troubleshooting guide to your ductless mini-split.
Check the Airflow
Sometimes, you may have spots in your home that aren’t as comfortable as others. However, there might not be a problem with your ductless mini-split. If you’re experiencing insufficient airflow, check your vents to make sure nothing is blocking the vents. Common blockage causes are furniture, toys, and drapes. Unfortunately, if nothing is blocking the air handlers, you’ll probably need to call for professional repairs
Check for Leaks
During a routine maintenance visit, your technician will check for refrigerant leaks. Refrigerant leaks can cause your system not to cool properly, and they occur due to a number of potential causes including simple weathering. It’s important to fix leaks right away so your system will work properly.
Clean or Replace the Air Filter
Dirty or clogged air filters don’t only reduce the efficiency of your system. They can also cause it to work harder as well as impacting indoor air quality. Additionally, dirty filters often stress the unit and shorten its lifespan, so you should clean or replace it at least every three months, or more frequently if you have pets or a household member with allergies.
Clear the Outdoor Unit
Every once in a while, it helps to check the outdoor unit to see if there’s dust or debris on it. If there’s anything on or too close to the outdoor unit, it can result in poor airflow or damage. Keeping the outdoor unit clear helps your unit to retain its efficiency.
Inspect the Drain Line
Your system’s drain line is another area to troubleshoot. To prevent water damage in your home, you need to check your drain line a few times a year for kinked or damaged areas. If it’s not draining or it’s leaking, then it’s time to call in a professional.
When it comes to trouble with your ductless mini-split, don’t try to go it alone. Contact us at Absolute Comfort Heating & Cooling, Inc., today for all your ductless AC repair and maintenance needs.
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