Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly for their effectiveness and efficiency. However, just like any other HVAC system or component, ductless systems are not immune to problems. Being aware of possible issues can help you to get repairs done as quickly as possible. Below we’ve covered two major signs that your ductless system is in bad shape.
For any system that uses refrigerant, a leak is always a bad sign, particularly for a ductless HVAC system. Refrigerant is a fluid that consists of a chemical blend of liquids, responsible for absorbing heat form one space and releasing it to another. So without the right amount of refrigerant, your system can’t do its job.
When a leak occurs along your refrigerant line, your entire ductless system can be drained of the refrigerant it needs to operate. Therefore, if you notice a leak coming from your ductless system, be sure to call in a professional HVAC technician as soon as you can.
Ice on the System
There’s a common belief among homeowners that ice developing on their air conditioning system is actually normal. However, if you notice ice formations on your ductless system, you likely have a problem with your evaporator coil. If this coil isn’t kept clean, it can become faulty and freeze the condensate that forms on it during operation.
As a result, your evaporator coil isn’t able to absorb the heat from your indoor air, and if the ice isn’t removed then the weight of it can permanently warp the coil, requiring a replacement in order for your ductless system to work again. If you do notice ice, or believe your ductless system isn’t blowing cold air as it should, be sure to call a professional.
If you find yourself in need of ductless system repairs in Chicago, IL, give the experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning a call today.