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The more you use a climate control system, the more strain you’re going to put on it. That means that during seasons of extreme stress, problems are going to be much more likely to occur. If you’re using a ductless system to keep cool this summer, you should be aware of some of the issues that can affect it. Let’s take a look at some common ductless problems you might run into this summer.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is when a ductless system turns on and off every few minutes. This causes the amount of wear and tear on the system to increase dramatically, far above what it was designed to handle. A system that is left to short cycle for an extended period of time will be subject to more problems, and will have a shorter lifespan. Short cycling can be caused by a number of different issues, from electrical malfunctions to a damaged/faulty compressor. Call for repairs as soon as you notice your system short cycling.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is the core of most air conditioning systems, responsible for absorbing heat from inside the home and releasing outside. The ductless system recycles refrigerant back and forth during operation, evaporating and condensing it to cool the home. The initial charge of refrigerant that the ductless system receives upon installation should be enough to last for its entire life. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will deprive the system of the fluid that it needs to operate. This will cause a steady decline in output, followed by a complete breakdown of the entire system. If you notice your output declining, or fluid dripping from your system, call for repairs immediately.

Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. offers comprehensive ductless repair services throughout Port Charlotte, FL. Call today for an appointment.