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You Should Be Watchful for These Ductless Problems This Spring

ductless-mini-splitAs we move into spring season, you’re probably going to be switching your ductless system from heating to cooling soon. Whether you’re using your ductless system for heating or cooling, however, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for signs that the system is in trouble. Demand on ductless mini splits is higher than other systems, which makes them more susceptible to developing issues in seasons where they’re used often. As you continue to make use of your ductless system this season, make sure that you keep an eye out for signs that your system needs professional repair services.

Refrigerant Leaks

Whether it’s in heating or cooling mode, your ductless system relies on refrigerant to operate. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, the output capacity of the ductless system will drop along with the fluid level. Eventually, the refrigerant level will drop so low that the system will break down entirely. Make sure that you call for repairs if you notice fluid dripping from your ductless system.

Reversing Valve Breakdown

The reversing valve is the part inside the ductless system’s refrigerant line that allows it to switch between heating and cooling modes. If the ductless system suddenly becomes stuck in heating or cooling mode, it’s likely because the reversing valve is malfunctioning. It’s possible that the slide is stuck, or the solenoid has lost its charge and needs to be replaced. Either way, you’re going to need to have a professional repair the valve for you.

Air Handler Failure

Ductless mini splits rely on their air handlers to condition rooms throughout the home. If one of these air handlers fails for any reason, it will cut off the system’s ability to properly condition that room. If one of your ductless system’s air handlers doesn’t seem to be working properly, you should definitely have a professional take a look at it as soon as possible.

Electrical Issues

Electrical issues with ductless systems can manifest in a wide variety of ways. It’s possible the system just overloads the circuit it’s on for some reason, causing it to shut down entirely. It’s also possible that one or more air handlers might have a short circuit between them and the condenser coil outside. If you have any reason to suspect that your ductless mini split is experiencing electrical issues, it’s a good idea to have a technician examine it as soon as you can.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is when the system keeps turning itself on and off without completing a full heating or cooling cycle. It cuts down on the system’s output levels, but it also increases the amount of wear and tear the ductless mini split accumulates. Prolonged short-cycling increases the odds of the system developing a range of other problems. Make sure that you have this issue repaired as soon as you notice it.

Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. provides comprehensive ductless mini split repair services in San Ramon, CA. If you need help restoring your ductless system to health, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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