Ductless mini split systems are great options for certain homes or businesses depending on their specific needs. Like central AC systems, they offer a split design but don’t have an intricate system of ductwork. Although they differ slightly from central air conditioning systems, every system requires maintenance so it will function as efficiently as possible. If you have a ductless mini split system, it may be time for your local technician from Engineered Air to do a maintenance checkup—here’s what you can expect:
Clean Your AC Filter Regularly
The filter is typically the component of an air conditioning system that homeowners ignore the most, but it’s also one of the most important. The air filter is responsible for keeping your system running so it’s imperative to clean the filter or change it regularly. Luckily, filters are generally easy to access, so simply remove the cover of the unit and swap old for new. Check your specific type of filter to determine how often you should change it, but a good rule of thumb is once every one to two months.
How to Clean Outdoor Unit of Split AC
Once the filters are in check, the outdoor unit may need a little TLC. An outdoor condenser unit can be connected to multiple indoor units of a split level ductless system and is an essential component of the entire system. To ensure the system is functioning properly, check that the outside unit is clean. To do this, shut the unit off and gently wash out the coil using a garden hose, making sure not to bend any of the fins. If a technician is performing a maintenance checkup, they will also ensure that the electrical connections are tight and not leaking.
Check for Refrigerant Leaks
Once the filters are changed and the coil is clean, a technician should check for any evidence of refrigerant leaks. Refrigerant leaks will be dirty and oily and can typically be fixed by simply tightening the connections.
Call Engineered Air for Maintenance for Your Ductless Mini Split System
Preventative maintenance is a great way to halt any future issues your AC system may experience, to save you money, and can ultimately extend the life of your entire system. A maintenance checkup with Engineered Air includes everything from filter cleaning to checking refrigerant levels. As with any air conditioning system, ductless systems are susceptible to wear and tear over time. The greatest way to ensure that your system continues to provide reliable performance is to schedule regular maintenance checkups with an experienced technician from Engineered Air. To learn more about Engineered Air and how we can help ensure your system is performing as efficiently as possible, click here, or contact Engineered Air today.