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What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System?

A ductless heating and cooling system, or a mini split, is a splendid choice for your Fountain Hills home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis. As with any heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, you need to protect your investment. By neglecting regular maintenance, you will shorten your system’s life span and greatly reduce how well it functions, as our Red Mountain Air Conditioning professionals witness quite often.

Beyond the Annual Wellness Exam

While you do need to schedule a regular cleaning and checkup for your unit with one of our Red Mountain Air Conditioning heating and cooling professionals at least once a year, there are some things you can regularly do on your own. 

What Maintenance Can You Do on Your Own?

Before you begin, remember to turn off your system completely—both the indoor and outdoor components—and let them sit for about an hour. Be sure to also turn off the outdoor circuit switch to prevent electric shock. Here are some do-it-yourself (DIY) tasks our Red Mountain Air Conditioning experts recommend:

  • Check to be sure there is amply cleared space surrounding both the indoor and outdoor units. Each unit should have ample clearance of unobstructed space around it for appropriate airflow and proper operation.
  • Clean both the indoor and outdoor units. For the indoor component, take a damp, soft cloth and wipe it down. Be sure to regularly dust the unit to avoid any significant buildup.
  • Remove the filter from your indoor component and clean it thoroughly. This should be done every six to twelve weeks. If you have allergies, pets, or smokers in your Arizona home, check and clean the filter more often. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) agrees a well-maintained, filtration system may have the greatest impact on your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ).

What Will a Professional Do?

There are definitely things our trained professionals will address that you as a homeowner should not. Some of the things checked at your annual maintenance appointment are refrigerant leaks, electrical connections, and run capacitors. If anything needs repairing or replacing, our Red Mountain Air Conditioning professional will bring it to your attention. Talk to our team for more details on what we do during our maintenance visits.

Contact Us Today

Your ductless system will last for years to come when given the maintenance attention it needs. Call Red Mountain Air Conditioning here in Fountain Hills, AZ, at 480-836-7222 or request service online today to schedule your appointment. Or if you are considering purchasing a ductless system, call and speak with one of our professionals about how we can help you.

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