If you are the proud owner of a ductless system, now is your chance to celebrate! These systems are efficient, effective, take up very little space, and have the ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! In fact, we can’t see many reasons why you wouldn’t want one of these systems in your home!
Now, we know what you’re thinking: Isn’t this a blog about repairs? And yes, this is a blog about repairs (sorry to burst your bubble!) Ductless systems are great for a number of reasons, but the truth of the matter is, like all HVAC systems, your ductless system is going to require repairs at some point. And below, we’ve listed some repairs unique to these systems.
Be On the Lookout For…
Like we mentioned above, there are a number of repairs unique to ductless systems, including:
Water Leaks Behind the Air Handler
Each of your wall-mounted air handlers as a series of connections routed through a hole behind them. These connections include a power line, a refrigerant line, and a condensate line. The condensate line is responsible for removing water from the cooling process so that it doesn’t enter your home. However, these lines may leak. If they do, water will start to collect between the back of the air handler and the wall.
If this issue isn’t addressed right away, your wall material may begin to weaken, causing the air handler to rip away and fall to the floor. Not only will you have to replace the broken air handler, but you will also have to deal with the cost of repairing your wall. So, if you notice any signs of water near your air handler, be sure to contact a professional HVAC contractor in Miami.
Broken Air Handlers
Occasionally, you may find that one of your air handlers has stopped working properly. This can be due to any number of things, including a failed motor, an electrical issue, or even a damaged fan. When your air handler isn’t working as it should, it can definitely make that area of your home feel quite uncomfortable… but there is good news!
When one of your air handlers stops working, the rest of the air handlers in your home will continue to run. This means that you can simply go to another room in your house to keep cool during the summer!
Yes, a refrigerant leak is a common issue faced by all types of air conditioning systems, however, ductless systems are a little more vulnerable, as they’ve simply got more refrigerant lines running through the system. Therefore, it is important to be on the lookout for signs of a refrigerant leak to avoid a full-system breakdown. These signs include:
- A loss of cooling or heating power
- A frozen evaporator coil
- Strange hissing sounds