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Two Major Signs Your Ductless Cooling System Needs Repair

Ductless mini split systems are an excellent option for both heating and cooling homes throughout California. However, just like any other type of HVAC system, they will develop problems on occasion and require professional repairs.

These issues can’t always be prevented, but you can be prepared by understanding what different signs mean and why you should have them repaired right away should the signs crop up. Keep reading to learn what two of these major signs are.

Leaking Fluid

Leaking fluid coming from your HVAC system is never a good sign. This indicates that refrigerant is escaping from the ductless system. Refrigerant is the chemical blend of fluids that is responsible for absorbing heat from one area and moving it to another.

Without refrigerant, your ductless system cannot function as anything more than a fan. If a leak occurs along your refrigerant line, it can quickly drain your system of the refrigerant needed to function. If you do notice this issue, be sure to call a professional right away.


You may think it’s normal to observe ice on your air conditioning system. After all, it’s a cooling appliance, right? Unfortunately no, ice is not normal. This ice is probably forming on your evaporator coil. If this component isn’t kept clean, it can malfunction and freeze the condensate that forms on it during operation.

The buildup of ice prevents the evaporator coil from absorbing the heat from your indoor air. Ice needs to be removed right away as the weight of it can permanently warp the coil and severely damage your ductless system. Whether you see ice or notice your ductless system isn’t cooling as it should (this is another sign of your evaporator coil not doing its job), be sure to call for repairs.

For quality ductless system repairs in San Ramon, CA, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.

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