Why is My Ductless Output Dropping?

By this point in the year, you’re probably starting to rely on your ductless air conditioner more and more often to keep cool. That means more wear on the system, which in turn means more chances for things to go wrong. One of the most common issues for ductless systems during the summer is a drop in output. If your ductless system doesn’t seem to be cooling as much as it should be, read on.

Refrigerant Leaks

The majority of air conditioning systems, including ductless systems, cool homes by evaporating refrigerant to absorb heat from the indoor air. They then condense the refrigerant in the outside unit to release the collected heat out of the home. The system doesn’t consume refrigerant during this process, it simply recycles it. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will drain the system of the fluid it needs to operate. This will cause a steady decline in output, followed by a system breakdown. If you notice fluid dripping from your system, it might be the cause of your declining output.

Reversing Valve Issues

The reversing valve is the part in all heat pumps that allows them to change the direction in which their refrigerant flows. Depending on the direction the refrigerant is flowing, the system can either offer heating or cooling functions. If the reversing valve becomes stuck, or otherwise malfunctions, the system can become stuck in one mode. If your ductless system seems to be stuck in heating mode, it might be because of a reversing valve issue. You’ll need to have a professional examine your system to determine the exact nature of the problem.

Certified Air Systems, Inc. offers a full range of ductless system repair services throughout Altamonte Springs, FL. If your ductless system needs repairs, call today for an appointment.

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