How to Maintain Your Ductless Heating & Cooling System
A ductless, or mini-split, heating and cooling system is a splendid choice for your Virginia home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis. You definitely want to protect your investment. By not keeping up with the regular maintenance, you will shorten your system’s lifespan and greatly reduce how well it functions.
Schedule a regular cleaning and checkup for your unit with a professional at least once a year, like with our skilled technicians at Vailes Home Improvement Services, in Fishersville, who will tend the maintenance of your unit.
What a Professional Will Do
There are definitely things a trained professional will address that you as a homeowner should not. Some of the things checked at your annual maintenance appointment are hoses for blockages and refrigerant leaks, as well as electrical connections and run capacitors. If anything needs repairing or replacing, your technician will bring it to your attention.
While inspecting your unit, our technician will:
- Check to be sure both the indoor and outdoor units have ample unobstructed space in their surrounds, at least a four-foot clearance, to give them room for appropriate airflow and to do their thing.
- Clean both the indoor and outdoor units. For the indoor, the technician will take a damp, soft, white cloth and wipe it down. For the outdoor unit, they will clean the condenser and coils, rinse the unit, wipe off any leftover residual dirt, and dry the unit completely.
- Remove the filters from your indoor component, and dust them thoroughly. This should be done every six to eight weeks, but if you have allergies, pets, or smokers in your home, you might want us to come out and check them more often. If your filters are too dirty to dust clean, we will suggest replacing them. Your filters are one of the most important parts of your ductless system, as they protect both your lungs and the rest of your system from dust and debris accumulation.
- Take a look at all the pipes connected with your system for blockages and leaks. If needed, we will clean your pipes of the dust and debris that may be building up in them. These contribute to bigger blockages and leaks, which all prevent proper functioning.
Let Us Help
Your ductless system will last for years to come given the maintenance attention it needs. Contact Vailes Home Improvement Services, at 540-942-0198 today, or request service online to schedule your appointment. Or if you’re considering purchasing a ductless system, call and speak with one of our professionals about how we can help you!