Ductless Mini Splits Maintenance and Cleaning Tips
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Ductless mini split systems are viable options for homeowners with insufficient space for standard heating and cooling systems. Besides that, these systems also provide numerous benefits to homeowners – optimum comfort, efficient operation, greater savings… you name it! But for the equipment to maintain exceptional heating and cooling performance, maintenance and cleaning should be carried out regularly.
Here are the ductless mini-splits maintenance and cleaning tips:
The collected dust from return airflow may hinder the sensors from reading the airflow temperature. To avoid this, you should wipe clean your indoor cabinet once a month to keep it running at peak condition and to get accurate airflow temperature reading.
Your outdoor cabinet should be leveled to keep the oil and refrigerant separated. Use a level tool to see if it is positioned correctly. Also, do not forget to clean it at least once a month to prevent the compressor (a component that houses inside the cabinet) from overheating due to dirt build up. Cleaning it can even promote better heat exchange in your condenser coil.
As your system operates, condensation occurs in your evaporator coil, and this could attract mold and dirt. So be sure to check your evaporator coil regularly. If the component is not too dirty and there is no presence of mold, wipe it with a soft cloth. But if you see a massive dirt buildup and mold starts to grow, clean it using a foaming coil cleaner.
Condensate Pan and Drain
The warm and wet nature of condensate pans can attract the mold and algae to thrive. If not given attention, they can spread into rooms through the duct and later cause health-related issues to occupants. To prevent this from happening to your home, inspect your condensate pan and clean it using water and bleach. Not only does it eliminate microorganisms, but it also cleans your drain line.
It is important that you have a clean air filter to protect the air handling parts in the cabinet. But take note that when it comes to ductless mini splits, the technology in air filters vary. Simply follow the manufacturer’s instruction in your manual for safe filter cleaning or call your local HVAC company for a recommendation.
Ductless mini split systems can deliver dependable heating and cooling for years if they are properly and regularly maintained. While other maintenance and cleaning jobs seem more workable for you, it is always recommended to contact the experts for professional service. If so, then call our team at Prudhom Heating & Air Conditioning to get the job done.