Yes, owning a ductless system certainly comes with its benefits: they’re efficient, effective, take up very little space, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch. But just because the ductless system offers so many great benefits doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with its own set of repair needs. In fact, the ductless system comes with quite a few unique repairs needs!
If you own a ductless system, it is important that you’re aware of the types of issues that you could run into. So below, we have listed some repairs quite unique to ductless systems. That way, you can call our team to schedule your services at the first sign of trouble. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading below to find out more.
Beware These Ductless Repairs
As we mentioned above, ductless systems come with their own set of unique repair needs, including:
Water Leaks Behind the Air Handler
Each of your wall-mounted air handlers as a series of connections routed through a hole behind them. These connections include a power line, a refrigerant line, and a condensate line. The condensate line is responsible for removing water from the cooling process so that it doesnb t enter your home. However, these lines may leak, and if they do, water will start to collect between the back of the air handler and the wall.
If this issue isnb t addressed right away, your wall material may begin to weaken, causing the air handler to rip away and fall to the floor. Not only will you have to replace the broken air handler, but you will also have to deal with the cost of repairing your wall. So, if you notice any signs of water near your air handler, be sure to contact a professional ASAP.
Broken Air Handlers
Occasionally, you may find that one of your air handlers have stopped working properly. This can be due to any number of things, including a failed motor, an electrical issue, or even a damaged fan. When your air handler isnb t working as it should, it can definitely make that area of your home feel quite uncomfortableb & but, there is good news!
When one of your air handlers stops working, the rest of the air handlers in your home will continue to run. This means that you can simply go to another room in your house to keep cool during the summer!
Yes, a refrigerant leak is a common issue faced by all types of air conditioning systems, however, ductless systems are a little more vulnerable, as theyb ve simply got more refrigerant lines running through the system. Therefore, it is important to be on the lookout for signs of a refrigerant leak to avoid a full-system breakdown. These signs include:
- A loss of cooling or heating power
- A frozen evaporator coil
- Strange hissing sounds