Have you had a ductless AC installed in your home? It is an HVAC solution that you may think little about, but it will require maintenance to ensure efficiency and prevent damage. Some of the things that need to be done are the same as a conventional HVAC system, and other maintenance tasks are unique to ductless systems. Here are some ductless AC maintenance tips to help you stay cool with fewer repairs:
1. Cleaning the Unit and Protecting It from The Elements
One of the best things you can do to improve efficiency and prevent repairs is cleaning the outdoor condensing unit of your AC. With a ductless AC, there are additional improvements that can be done, such as having the unit located in a shaded area, and protecting the unit from exposure to the elements.
2. Changing the Filter And Checking the Air Handler for Problems
Just like other types of HVAC systems, ductless systems also have filters, which are in the air handler inside your home. These filters may be reusable and only need to be cleaned, or they could be a disposable air filter like conventional air conditioners. Make sure to check your air handler and filter throughout the summer cooling season for the best performance.
3. Changing Batteries on Remotes and Thermostats At Least Once A Year
Over a year of use, your AC uses the batteries in thermostats and remotes. With ductless AC systems, the main control features and settings are integrated into the remote design. This means that you will want to make sure that these batteries get changed once a year. Changing the batteries in remotes and thermostats will ensure your air conditioner does not malfunction due to dead batteries.
4. Having Your System Serviced Before High-Use Summer Season
It is a good idea to have your ductless air conditioner serviced before the summer season starts. An HVAC technician will be able to do a lot of the simple maintenance tasks, such as checking the coolant levels and doing small repairs, before you start using your AC. If you live in a mild climate, you may only use your AC during the hottest summer weather. Have the system serviced before you start using your AC frequently when the weather gets hot out.
These are some ductless AC maintenance tips that will help ensure efficiency and prevent the need for repairs. If you need help with servicing or repairs for your ductless AC, contact an HVAC contractor like Moore Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.Share
26 February 2018
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