Ductless mini-split systems are an increasingly popular form of air conditioning. They allow you to easily control the temperature around your Calhoun, KY, home while reducing your energy consumption. Here’s how to troubleshoot your mini-split and know when to call in a professional for repairs.
Start With the Power
A ductless mini-split system is still a high-draw HVAC system, so it may run into power problems. If your system fails to turn on, one of the first things to check is the breaker.
If you find that the breaker has tripped, you know there’s a problem causing it to draw too much power. Be cautious about just turning the breaker back on, as the underlying problem may damage your system. Call a professional HVAC technician to investigate why your system tripped its breaker.
Look at Your Filters
Each of your mini-split units has its own set of filters, which require periodic cleaning. Dirty filters will cause your system to circulate less air and prevent it from cooling properly.
When your system is low on refrigerant, it will make the system freeze, circulate less air and cause damage. Low refrigerant is typically a result of a leak somewhere in the system. If you suspect that your system is low on refrigerant, call a professional to service your unit.
Over time, your coils will collect dirt and other airborne contaminants, causing them to restrict air flowing through them. Not only does this keep your system from cooling properly, but it can also lead to preventable ductless mini-split issues that require repairs. Having your system professionally maintained every year will minimize these repairs and keep your system running optimally.
Make sure to get the best possible performance from your ductless mini-split system by keeping it running efficiently. Call our experts at E&M Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning today to schedule preventive maintenance.
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