Ductless heating and cooling is a very efficient way to condition your home, particularly if you’ve purchased a system with the ENERGY STAR label on it. However, just like any other HVAC system, it can only work as well as it’s expected to if it’s well taken care of. This means scheduling routine professional maintenance, for starters.
Professional Jacksonville, FL ductless maintenance services allows our technicians to fully inspect and clean your HVAC unit, making any necessary adjustments and also making recommendations for repairs, if needed. Staying on top of your ductless services will help it function as well as it should for as long as it should.
Ductless system care isn’t only up to us though—there are some basic tasks that you can and should do on your own. We don’t expect you to become ductless system experts—that’s our job. But we can definitely guide you on how best to take care of your system in order to avoid huge problems.
Make Sure the Unit is Unobstructed
Your outdoor unit should have plenty of space around it. This means it shouldn’t be infiltrated with lawn clippings, leaves, branches, or other types of dust and debris. As for the air handlers inside your home, be sure that there is no furniture placed where there shouldn’t be—right in front of the air handler or anywhere else that may obstruct airflow.
Change or Clean the Air Filters
Clogged air filters can cut down your ductless system’s efficiency by as much as 20%. It restricts airflow and causes your ductless system to work harder than it should have to in order to its job. Your air filters should be changed at least every 3 months during periods of use—once a month if you have significant contaminants in your home such as cigarette smoke and/or pet hair.
Keep the Air Handlers Clean
Sure, your indoor air handlers are going to accumulate a bit of dust. It’s when it becomes a thick layer that it becomes a problem. This restricts air flow and doesn’t allow your system to work as effectively as it should be able to. Cleaning the air handlers is as simple as wiping it down with a slightly damp cloth or a duster once every week or two.
Leave Bigger Maintenance Tasks to the Professionals
There are many videos online with DIY projects. And sure, there are probably some that show you how to change out a component, or patch up a refrigerant leak. This doesn’t mean you should try to tackle ductless maintenance on your own.
If something goes wrong, you could either injure yourself, or cause a bigger and more costly ductless system problem. Also, you may not be aware of what to look for as far as components that need to be adjusted, cleaned, or repaired. Give our technicians a chance to look for small problems that can become expensive repairs later—you’ll be glad that you did!
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