Ductless HVAC systems can be great to have in your home. You don't have to have a whole system of vents running through your home. You only have a small unit in each room that provides air. However, even with a lack of ducts, issues can still arise with a ductless heating system. Here are three common problems that arise with ductless HVAC systems.
Problem #1: Damaged Inside Air Handler Unit
When you use a ductless HVAC system, you will have an indoor air handler in each room where you want to have cool air flowing. In each room, near the ceiling, will be a unit mounted on the wall. One of the most common issues with a ductless heating system is an issue with an air handler unit.
If the air handler unit doesn't seem to be responding to the remote, the first thing you need to do is check the batteries in the remote to make sure they are fresh. If the batteries are good, you are going to want to dive deeper. There may be an issue with the motor inside of the air handler unit that is preventing the unit from pumping out cool air as it should.
The great thing with a ductless system is you can easily tell if the issue is with the air handler unit or the main outside unit because an issue with the air handler unit should be isolated to that particular air handler unit, whereas something that impacts the outside condenser unit will impact all the air handler units.
Problem #2: Leak Behind the Air Handler System
One of the great things about a ductless HVAC system is that you don't have that many air ducts to worry about; however, there is still a potential for a leak. There is a line that passes from the air handler system to the outside unit. There are three lines that go through the wall; the first line contains refrigerant, the second line is a condensate line, and the third line is a power line. If there is a leak in the line, this could weaken your wall, damage the unit, and even lead to mold and mildew. If you have ever seen anything dripping from the unit, you should get the unit checked out.
Problem #3: Lack of Refrigerant
The third problem is a lack of refrigerant. If there is a leak within the refrigerant system and the refrigerant leaks out, your ductless system will not have the refrigerant that it needs in order to work correctly. Without enough refrigerant, your system will not function correctly.
If your ductless heating system is not working correctly, you are going to want to call in a professional to fix the system.
For more information on what you need AC repairs for, contact an HVAC contractor.
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