Ductless mini-splits can cool and heat your home or business. Although durable and reliable, they can experience issues, especially if you neglect them. Here are tips for troubleshooting your ductless mini-split in Summerlin, NV:
Clear the Buildup in the Drain Line
Buildup in the drain line can force your HVAC system to shut down from water damage. Our service specialists recommend you pour vinegar in the line a few times a year to keep it clear. Vinegar helps flush the line by breaking through the buildup.
If your ductless system is leaking or isn’t draining properly, it’s time to call our HVAC service specialists. Common leaks come from the indoor air handler. A more serious issue is a damaged or kinked drain line that causes buildup and water damage.
Clean or Change the Dirty Filter
Your air conditioner brings in dirt and dust every time it turns on, and this dirt will build up inside the filter. Our service specialists will clean your entire HVAC unit including areas only reached by opening the system. The air filter cleans the indoor air and helps your HVAC system perform better.
You should follow the manufacturer’s instructions and change your filters every two or three months. If you have allergies, pets or children, change the filter monthly. Our experts can give you a timetable to change the filter, which will keep your system running longer.
Investigate Unpleasant Odors
If you notice a foul odor coming from your HVAC system, it means there’s a buildup of debris and dirt in the unit. Smelling the odor means there’s significant contaminant growth within the grime. The odor means that every time your system runs, it’s contaminating the indoor air.
When condensate water mixes with dirt, it creates more contaminants, which prevents the system from draining. Flushing the condensate drain line and cleaning the pan can help clear the issue. Most ductless mini-split systems have a washable air filter, and you can use soap and water to clean them.
The two sections that run a ductless mini-split system are the indoor handler and outdoor unit. The outdoor unit has many parts that need to stay clean and lubricated to keep your system running longer. If you need any HVAC services in Summerlin, NV, call Johnny On The Spot to schedule an appointment.
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