Winter is almost here, which means you’re going to be relying on your ductless system to keep warm more often. More use generates more wear and tear on the system, so it’s important that you keep an eye out for any problems that may develop. Let’s take a look at some of the more common problems that can afflict ductless systems during the winter.
Loss of Heat
Unlike traditional heating systems, ductless mini splits heat homes by evaporating and condensing refrigerant. If the heat output of the ductless system is dropping, it could mean that there is a leak in the refrigerant line somewhere. The longer a refrigerant leak is left alone, the more the output of the system will drop, until it breaks down entirely. So, make sure that you call for repairs if you suspect a leak in the refrigerant line.
Air Handler Issues
Each air handler in a ductless system has its own set of oiled bearings. These bearings are designed to lessen the amount of friction on the system, making it easier for the air handler to circulate air throughout the room. If the bearings are allowed to wear down to a certain point, the friction on the system will increase and the air handler will lose efficiency. This will also produce a loud grinding sound. Call for repairs if you hear this sound, before the air handler motor overheats and burns out.
Short cycling is when your system turns itself on and off every few minutes. It’s typically caused by a short circuit in the system, though damaged compressors can also cause it. Prolonged short cycling will increase the amount of wear and tear on the system dramatically, causing more malfunctions and eventually breaking the entire system down.
Climate Masters offers ductless repair services throughout Hastings, FL.