Like every other appliance, your ductless mini-split system may experience problems once in a while. One problem could be that it’s not able to adequately cool your Auburndale, FL, home. Below we’ll discuss some troubleshooting tips to help you determine the problem.
Check the Outdoor Unit
Your ductless system comes with an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit. If you’re experiencing cooling problems, it could be the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit may get damaged by accumulated dust and debris or even harsh winter weather.
Over time, dust and debris accumulate to cover the condenser coil, which affects its ability to cool the hot refrigerant. Such a problem not only affects its cooling abilities but also causes damage that’s expensive to repair.
Check for Refrigerant Leaks
Your ductless system uses a liquid refrigerant that runs through a conduit to transfer heat from your home. Due to many reasons, it may develop holes and misalignments that drain the liquid. When this happens, your system loses its ability to cool, which drops its overall performance.
In such a case, you not only experience inconvenience but also incur expensive bills despite not receiving service. If you turn on the system and it doesn’t provide cool air via the vents, then the refrigerant is leaking. Additionally, the refrigerant solution is harmful to the environment and needs immediate attention.
Check the Thermostat
If you’re experiencing problems with your ductless system, check the setting on the thermostat. Check the temperature setting to ensure that someone hasn’t changed it.
You can start by setting it to heat, then switch it back to cooling. Give it a few minutes, then check whether it’s blowing cold air via the registers. If it still doesn’t cool your home, contact your HVAC contractor.
With proper care, your ductless system can serve you for a long time. However, it can lead to serious problems that are both expensive and time-consuming if ignored. For more information about ductless air conditioners, contact Wards Air Conditioning.
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