A ductless mini split heat pump is an excellent way to receive quality heating and cooling for a home without the problems that ductwork can create, like air leaks and dust and dirt contamination. But although the ductless heat pump installed in your home won’t give you headaches because of duct issues, you may still run into repair problems that will require heating and cooling professionals to fix. We have some tips for caring for your ductless mini split so you should need fewer repairs over the winter seasons (as well as during the summer when the heat pump switches over to cooling mode).
AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning provides full services for ductless mini split heat pumps. If you need ductless heating repair in Middletown, KY, give us a call no matter the problem. We’ll fix it right—or it’s free!
Ways you can prevent ductless heating system repair needs
- Make sure the outside cabinet is clear of debris: The outside cabinet of a heat pump runs whether it’s in heating or cooling mode, and it needs to have at least a foot clear on all sides for it to properly absorb heat from the air during the winter and prevent dirt, sticks, rocks, and other obstructions from entering it. When snow is on the ground, make sure it is shoveled away from the cabinet.
- Remember to give the indoor units a break: Because ductless systems use multiple blowers throughout the house, you can adjust them for different heating levels. Be cautious, however, not to allow these air handlers to run needlessly. This places a large strain on the units that could lead to them wearing down and needing repairs—and it will also waste money. Do a periodic check on the different air handlers around the house to make sure that you are only running the ones you need. Remember to turn off the local air handler when you plan to leave a room for a while, and remind everyone in the household to do the same. You will save on energy bills and have a system that will last longer.
- Schedule regular maintenance: This is the most crucial step. If you did not have a technician come to your home to inspect your heat pump in the fall, schedule the work now. This inspection and tune-up is vital to see that a heat pump doesn’t have any impending repair issues and to perform cleaning and adjustments that will prevent malfunctions from developing. Around 80% of the repairs a home heating system may need can be prevented with regular maintenance, so make certain that you don’t miss a year.
Call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning today to arrange for a maintenance visit if you haven’t already taken care of it. In case of repair needs, our team is also available to take care of whatever problems you may have, done fast and done right.
For ductless heating repair in Middletown, KY—or any kind of heating repair—make AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning your first call.