Want to keep your ductless HVAC system running well this winter? Good maintenance practices ensure reliability all season long. Follow these tips to make sure your Jupiter, FL, home stays comfortable.
Keep Up with Regular Filter Cleanings
The filter keeps dust from accumulating on the unit. It also plays a vital role in your home’s indoor air quality. When you clean the filter often, it increases the system’s efficiency. Professionals recommend filter cleanings once every month. If you can’t clean the filter well, replace it for the best results.
Clean Around the Outdoor Unit
Your ductless HVAC system consists of an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit. Inside the outdoor unit, you have the condenser and coils. Over time, dirt and debris collect within this part of the system. If you don’t clean the unit, it doesn’t work well. Or it stops working altogether.
Fortunately, it’s easy to clean the outdoor unit. All you need is a garden hose and a few minutes each week. Use a gentle spray to prevent the fins from bending. If the fins get out of shape, an alignment comb is a great tool to use that restores them to their original shape.
Invest in Professional HVAC Maintenance
Even if you feel comfortable cleaning filters and making small adjustments to your ductless HVAC system, yearly professional maintenance service is important. Hiring a trained HVAC specialist to inspect your ductless system is the best way to keep it running well for many years. Services that qualified service technicians perform include the following:
- Drain hose inspection.
- Check for refrigerant leaks.
- Examine the electrical connections.
- Test the capacitors.
If the technician identifies any problems, they make repairs or replacements on the spot.
A ductless HVAC system keeps your home comfortable all year long as long as it’s in good form. To schedule ductless AC services, call the experts at JB’s A/C & Electrical today!