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3 Things To Understand About Your Ductless HVAC

So, you have a ductless air conditioner installed in your home. These systems are fantastic and can save you a lot on your monthly energy bills, but there are a few things you need to know.

If you have a ductless HVAC in Portland, OR, and aren’t sure how to take the best care of it, our team can help with some of our tips and tricks. You can keep reading to learn more about the top three things we tell all of our clients about ductless air conditioning. Then give us a call to schedule your ductless air conditioning maintenance and repair appointments. 

Tip #1: Keep Up With Homeowner Maintenance

We talk a lot about the importance of professional maintenance when it comes to your air conditioner. But nothing can make up for the monthly homeowner maintenance that you should be completing. Ductless air conditioners are installed in each room of your home and each individual unit has a small filter that you need to clean each month. 

If you have particularly bad indoor air quality, you may even have to clean these filters more often than once a month. They can get clogged quickly and block airflow into and out of your ductless unit, placing a lot of strain on the system. 

You can also stay on top of cleaning out your condensate drain line. It can get clogged with dust, dirt, and even mold and mildew. When you clean out your air filter, shine a light into the condensate drain line and see if you notice any particles of debris. If so, gently clear them out. If you suspect there’s a problem somewhere deeper in the system, give our team a call instead of taking the unit apart yourself. 

Tip #2: Keep Doors Closed

If you have a family member who likes their temperature to be higher or lower than other family members, make sure their space is well insulated. Keep doors closed to keep temperatures separate. When you keep doors open, all of the temperatures will blend together and one unit may end up working harder if they don’t share the same settings. 

Tips #3: Schedule Biannual Professional Maintenance

Your ductless mini split unit works as both an air conditioner and a heater for your home. This means that you need to schedule maintenance every six months for the system. Ideally, you want to schedule maintenance after the heavy use seasons like summer and winter. 

If you had a separate air conditioner and heater, you would schedule annual maintenance once for each unit. Since you are bundling both heating and cooling into one unit, you have to take extra care to stay ahead of problems. Your mini split unit does not get a break unless you manually turn it off. It runs all day every day for the entire course of the year.

For HVAC, indoor air quality, and water heater services, look no further than the team who is “Connecting People to Comfort” – Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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