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With proper maintenance, mini-split units are highly reliable and can serve your Thousand Palms, CA, home for a long time. However, like any other electrical appliance, they may experience technical problems from time to time. Below is a quick guide to troubleshooting your ductless mini-split system.

Check the Outdoor Unit

The ductless system consists of an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit. If your system is having technical difficulties, consider checking the outdoor unit. Sometimes dust and debris get trapped inside the outdoor unit, which affects its operations.

The buildup of dust and debris damages components, which either restricts airflow or leaks coolant. It could also experience a buildup of ice during summer due to lack of maintenance. We recommend regular maintenance to mitigate such issues.

Check the Power Connection

If your system won’t turn on, the problem could be a lost electrical connection. Start by checking the circuit breaker and ensure it’s not tripped. Also, check for any signs of damage to the cord and plug.

Secondly, make sure the remote has fresh batteries, or manually activate the system via the control panel. If you exhaust all these possibilities, it’s time to contact your HVAC technician for repairs.

Check the Air Filter and Air Handlers

Every time the ductless system draws unconditioned air, it also pulls in dust and dirt. Over time, the dust and dirt build-up inside, affecting its operations. For this reason, we recommend a regular change of air filters and periodically cleaning the air handler vents.

Additionally, you can check for possible dirt buildup inside the air handler vents by shining a flashlight. If you notice any clogs, call your HVAC contractor for professional cleaning.

Check for Possible Refrigerant Leakages

Your ductless mini-split system cools your home using a refrigerant solution. The solution circulates between the outdoor unit and the indoor air handler via a cable. Over time, the refrigerant cable wears out and develops cracks and holes that leak the solution.

If your ductless system turns on but fails to blow cool air inside your home, the problem could be due to leakages. Contact your technician for inspections and repairs where necessary.

For more information about ductless mini-split systems, contact Vic’s Air Conditioning. Our team of experts can help you restore the efficiency and effectivenss of your heating and cooling unit.

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