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Top 3 Most Common Ductless AC Repairs

ductless-airi-conditionerDuctless air conditioners really are some of the most reliable air conditioners on the market. Some homeowners have the misconception because they’re small and out of the way, that they’re cheap junk. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Sometimes a small and out of the way unit can be just as powerful as a central air conditioner, and just as reliable as well.

With all that said, there are still some ductless AC repair in Des Moines you should prepare for if you’re a ductless owner. We use these systems day and night throughout the summers here in Iowa, which means they’re bound to run into some sort of problem after years of worthy service.

Let’s talk about some of the ways a ductless system runs into issues, and what you can do about them!

Make Sure to Call Us

We hate to break the news to you, but there are very few repairs that can be made on a ductless system by a homeowner. This isn’t deliberate, it’s because the technology of these systems has advanced so much that you really need both a thorough background in HVAC and the right equipment to fix them. Think about it—with the cost of these systems, there’s a lot on the line if you open the panels up and start digging around yourself.

Stuck in Cooling Mode

When summer comes to a close, you’re getting ready to switch this bad boy into heating mode to give you the comfort you need on a cold winter evening. However, the moment you try to flip the switch, you find out that it’s stuck! Is your whole system busted? After all, you paid for a cooling and heating system, right?

Don’t worry, this is a fairly common issue. There’s a valve that’s responsible for reversing the cooling or heating process and sometimes that valve gets stuck. Make sure to call our team for quick and easy repairs.

Low Airflow

Have you been putting your hand in front of your mini split over and over again to test the airflow? Even though the lights are on, are you not sure that it’s blowing anything at all? Don’t panic. This could be a problem caused by a clogged air filter. Each air handler has an air filter that keeps dust, debris, and other junk out of the system. Replace the filter and turn the system back on. If it isn’t running smoothly then make sure to call us.

Condensate Leak

One of the biggest issues with ductless air conditioners is that each air handler has a condensate drain that runs directly outside. Since a central AC deposits condensate outside, there aren’t really any worries about property damage. However, with a ductless system, those worries are there.

If you’re noticing any wet spots around your ductless mini split, smell the scent of wet socks, or you’re seeing the system start to drip, then you’ve got a problem with your condensate drain. These can be pretty bad issues to deal with, so make sure you call us today.

The team at Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling has your back. Call Schaal y’all!

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