One of the great advantages of ductless mini split heat pumps is right in their name: the lack of ducts means more space, flexible construction, higher quality indoor air, and none of the cleaning or repair jobs associated with ductwork.
However, you won’t escape from repairs entirely by installing as ductless mini split system. Ductless heating and cooling systems still require occasional fixes from professionals to keep them in top operating shape; most of the repairs that standard heat pumps may require also apply to the ductless models. We’ll look at some you may encounter, a few which are specific to ductless systems. For heating repair in The Highlands, KY, make AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning your first choice.
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Repairs a ductless mini split system may need
- Stopping condensation leaks: This is a problem that is particular to ductless systems, since they use multiple blower units mounted around a house, and each unit has a condensate drainage line that runs through the wall behind the blower to the outdoor unit. If this condensate line leaks or breaks, water will begin to pool between the blower unit and the wall where it is mounted. This will cause damage to wallpaper and drywall, and it may lead to the blower unit falling off its wall mount. If you spot moisture or peeling wallpaper around one of the indoor blowers, contact a repair technician.
- Repairing broken blower unit fans: With more than one air handler, you have multiple fans spread around your home. These fans are smaller than those found in the air handlers of standard heat pumps, but operation failure still means that you’ll lose heating and cooling in the room with the blower. Repairs will help identify if the fan is damaged or if its motor has to be replaced.
- Recharging lost refrigerant: Refrigerant has more opportunities to leak from a ductless system than from a standard system because there are multiple refrigerant lines that run from the blowers to the outdoor cabinet. Damage to the copper lines will cause refrigerant loss and a drop in heating and cooling power, leading to icing along the coils. Technicians will need to find and seal the leaks and then recharge the refrigerant.
Call for repairs from professionals
Lack of ducts doesn’t mean ductless systems are simpler. They have their own set of complexities that require specialists to address. Trying to take on repairs yourself, or allowing amateurs to attempt them, can end up making the problems worse. Start off in the right place and call professionals as soon as you notice problems with your ductless mini split heat pump.
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