Ductless mini-split systems are a great option for homes throughout Florida, both for their cooling capabilities as well as heating. However, it’s important to remember that just like any other home comfort appliance, they are subjected to the same potential issues.
Ductless system problems cannot always be prevented, however by understanding what different signs mean, you can be prepared should something go wrong with your system. Read on to learn about a couple of the biggest signs that your ductless cooling system is in need of repair.
There’s a common misconception that seeing some sort of ice development on your air conditioner is normal. After all, its job is to cool, right? Unfortunately, this can be a dangerous belief. Ice on your ductless system during the cooling season is almost always going to be a sign of an evaporator coil problem. If this coil is not kept clear of dirt and debris, then it can malfunction and freeze the condensate that forms on it during its operation.
This ice buildup disables your evaporator coil, as it’s not able to absorb heat from your indoor air. This ice needs to be professionally removed—as opposed to chipped away by the homeowner, which can cause more damage—as soon as possible to prevent permanent warping. Whether you actually see ice on your system or notice that your ductless system is not providing as much cooling power as usual, you need to give the professionals a call.