Sep 27 2017

Ductless or mini-split heating and cooling systems offer efficient, cost-effective, and quiet operation. However, not taking proper care can reduce the efficiency and lifespan of your system. Regular maintenance, including filter replacement, coils cleaning, and electrical checkup, keeps the system in your Collins, Georgia, home in great shape.

Filter Replacement

The indoor unit of your ductless system contains a removable air filter. The filter protects the internal components of your system from dust accumulation and also improves the indoor air quality. Over a period of usage, the filter gets clogged and blocks the airflow. This makes the system work harder, bringing down its efficiency. Air forced through a dirty filter may also carry dust with it, making the system circulate polluted air in your home. You should replace the filter regularly every month or as often as recommended in the user manual.

Coils Cleaning

A clean filter prevents the evaporator coil, in the indoor unit, from getting dirty too quickly. However, over months of service, it still gathers some dust, which reduces its heat absorption capacity. The condenser coil, housed in the outdoor unit, may also attract dust and foliage from the outside environment and affect the cooling capacity of your system. In order to keep your system running at optimal efficiency, the condenser and evaporator coils should be cleaned regularly. We advise you to call in a professional to clean both the condenser and evaporator coil.

Electrical Checkup

A ductless system uses a number of electrical connections and components to keep your room temperature at comfortable levels. A minor electrical issue, if left unattended, can snowball into a major problem, involving costly repairs. To avoid this, it’s always good to have a trained technician inspect your system. An electrical inspection usually involves checking for loose wiring, short circuit, overheating, faulty connection, and proper functioning of components like capacitors, controls, and thermostats.

Regular maintenance increases the efficiency of your system. Contact our experienced technicians at Dyess Air to find and fix the issues before they cause any major damage. Call 912-225-0166 to schedule a service.

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