Ductless systems make a great addition to your home. Rather than relying on one single central system to cool or heat your entire home, they allow you to divide your home into different zones. Each zone is conditioned by its own individual unit, allowing you more control over the temperature in each section of your home.
This also allows you to turn off the air conditioner or heater in rooms that don’t need it, making ductless systems a very efficient and economical choice. But just like any other heating or cooling system, ductless systems do need repair every now and then. Keep reading to discover some signs that yours may be ready for repair.
Not Cooling Properly
A ductless system that can’t produce enough cooling may have low refrigerant levels, could have a problem with the coils, or there could be some kind of blockage. Be sure also to check your filters in the indoor unit. If these are dirty, then it could be obstructing airflow. Air filters should be changed approximately every 3 months—more if you have excessive contaminants in your home such as pet dander or cigarette smoke.
Restricted Air Flow
As mentioned above, a dirty air filter can cause restricted air flow. Air flow can also be diminished due to an overloaded motor, or problems with the electrical system. Your professional HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint the exact problem, and either repair or replace the affected part.
Lack of Power
Of course the first step with this is to make sure the problem isn’t with your home’s power supply. If this has been checked and there is still no power to your ductless system, the problem may be a burnt-out motor or an electrical short. A professional will be able to tell you whether repair or replacement will make the most sense.
Higher Utility Bills
There may come a time that your indoor unit appears to work just fine, but an internal problem forces it to work harder to do its job. If this is the case, you’ll see it reflected in a higher monthly cooling bill.
For ductless heating system repairs in Chicago, IL, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!