Common Ductless Heating Issues

Ductless heating and cooling systems contain some of the same components as air conditioning systems. A ductless unit uses refrigerant to absorb heat from your home and move it outside in the cooling season or to move heat into your house in the heating season. What makes these systems unique, of course, is that you don’t need any ductwork in order to install one. This means that they may be less likely to need repairs, in some respects, since leaky ducts are responsible for a lot of heating and cooling issues. But a ductless heating system can still encounter a few of the same issues as a ducted unit, most of which require immediate repair.

  • Low Refrigerant – Refrigerant continuously cycles throughout the ductless system as it is running. In the heating season, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air outside as it evaporates and then moves this heat into your home. When there’s not enough refrigerant, the system cannot efficiently heat a room, which means that you end up spending more money on electricity. Besides that, other components can begin to suffer, including the compressor.
  • Dirty Coil – Dirt in the ductless unit can be just as problematic as a broken part. A dirty inside or outside coil will have trouble absorbing or releasing heat. This means that other parts will have to work harder to compensate, which may result in worn-down and struggling components.
  • Blower Fan Trouble – The blower fan in the inside unit of your ductless heating system is responsible for drawing in the air in your home in order to heat or cool it. Debris can get into the blower fan and impede function, resulting in limited heating and cooling, and potentially, a frozen indoor coil.
  • Compressor Damage – The compressor is one of the most important components of a ductless air conditioning and heating system, and one of the most costly. Unfortunately, when this part fails, you may need to replace the outdoor unit, which is why regular maintenance is so important.
  • Faulty Installation with the Indoor Unit – Another common repair need has to do with the aesthetics of the unit. The indoor fan portion of your AC is mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling, but it may peel off over time if it is not mounted properly.

Call Certified Air Systems, Inc. to talk with certified professionals about our ductless heating service in Casselberry today.

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