You’re probably relying on your ductless system pretty often this winter to keep warm. As the stress on the system increases, it’s more likely to generate issues of various kinds. If you want to keep your ductless system in the best possible shape, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for any signs that it’s in trouble. The best way to do that is to be aware of the symptoms you’re likely to see.
Air Handler Issues
A ductless system relies on individual air handlers to distribute output to the rooms. Each air handler uses a motor with a fan attachment to circulate air during operation. If the handler begins to malfunction, the system will not be able to distribute air properly. Odd noises like grinding can indicate a problem with the air handler, as well as dropping output. It’s important that you call for repairs if you suspect that one of your air handlers is malfunctioning.
Ductless systems do not combust fuel in order to generate heat. Instead, they evaporate and condense refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. The refrigerant is not consumed, but is recycled back and forth between liquid and gaseous states. A leak in the refrigerant line will drain the system of the fluid, causing a steady drop in output. If not dealt with promptly, the dropping refrigerant levels can even cause a full-system breakdown. You should have a professional examine your system as soon as you notice liquid dripping from it.
Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. offers a full range of ductless repair services throughout Port Charlotte, FL. If you need ductless systems of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that your ductless system stays in good shape.