Summer has officially come to an end, and our temperatures are starting to reflect the change of seasons. As our warm weather starts to dissipate, it’s time to think about our heating systems—namely if your current system is going to efficiently and effectively keep you warm this winter.
Ductless systems, also referred to as mini-splits, can be shifted from air conditioning to heating mode with just the touch of a button, making this a highly effective appliance. However without professional maintenance and regular care, it can’t work as well as it should. In addition to scheduling a tune-up with our professionals, there are a number of small tasks you can do on your own to ensure your ductless system is ready for winter.
Clear Out the Outside Units
The outdoor portion of your ductless mini-split unit can become clogged with leaves and other forms of debris over the year. Be sure to check your outdoor unit—or units—to make sure that the vents are clear and that they maintain a space of at least two feet around the unit clear of any blockages that may restrict airflow.
Change Air Filters
The air filter in your ductless system is meant to be changed on a regular basis. Air filters exist to protect the inside components of your system. Therefore if they become too clogged, damage may occur to your cooling system. Depending on the type of filter your system has, it should be changed every 1–3 months—more often if you have significant contaminants in your home such as cigarette smoke or pet dander.
As we mentioned above, maintenance is essential to a fully functioning ductless system. Timely tune-ups allow our trained and certified technicians to take a good look at your system, and make recommendations for repairs that need addressing.
For superior ductless system services throughout Wilmette, IL and beyond, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!