Like any HVAC system, ductless mini-splits can experience problems. These problems range from a condensate drain clog to a faulty blower fan. Timely service and attention to the signs of problems could save your ductless HVAC system in Quitman, GA, from major damage and repair.
No heat coming from your ductless system indicates an electrical malfunction or a clogged air filter. A clogged filter impedes airflow and makes it impossible for warm air to travel through the air handler. Since air handlers are individual units, this issue may not affect the entire system.
Decreased Efficiency and Increased Energy Bills
Frequent cycling/short cycling indicates decreased energy efficiency. An aging heating system, clogged air filters or dirty and/or malfunctioning components often cause this decrease. As the ductless system loses efficiency, it runs longer to heat your home.
An overworked heater causes energy bills to skyrocket. Preventive maintenance cuts efficiency losses and high energy bills. But if your heater is old, consider a ductless mini-split system replacement.
Fluid leakage from a ductless HVAC system indicates a drain clog or refrigerant leak. Drain clogs cause condensate leaks and reduce energy efficiency. Moisture buildup from leaking could also cause major water damage to your air handlers and home.
Refrigerant is toxic and poses serious health risks. Leaking refrigerant eventually runs out, leaving the fan to blow toxic fumes through air handlers. Therefore, a refrigerant leak requires immediate repair.
When they’re damaged, ductless system components make noise. For example, a refrigerant leak causes hissing sounds, a broken fan motor belt causes squealing and worn bearings cause grinding.
Sounds coming from a ductless HVAC system usually indicate major problems. So, if your system makes strange sounds, call Waller Heating & Air Conditioning for a heating repair service right away.
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