If you own a ductless system, you are probably well aware of the benefits: they’re versatile, efficient, and quite effective at providing your home with year-round comfort. However great your system is, though, it will still require heating repair from time to time. Fortunately, the unique needs of a ductless system are well recognized, and a professional HVAC technician can get your system up and running again in no time, restoring both efficiency and comfort.
We find that it is important for homeowners to be aware of the signs that indicate their ductless heating and cooling system needs repair. The best way to avoid further damage and prevent sky-high utility bills is to schedule your services at the first sign of a problem. So in this week’s blog, we have listed some of the unique, yet most common, ductless system repairs that you may experience. Keep reading below to find out more.
So, What Can Go Wrong?
1. Water leaks behind the air handler
Each of the wall-mounted air handlers has a series of connections routed through a hole behind them. This includes a power line, a refrigerant line, and a condensate line. The condensate line is responsible for removing water moisture from the cooling process so that it does not enter your home. However, these lines can break, and when this happens, water begins to collect between the back of the air handler and your wall.
As water collects behind the air handler, your wall material may begin to weaken, causing the air handler to fall. If this happens, you’ll be left with a damaged wall and broken handler, which is certainly not something you’d want. So, if you notice any signs of water on the wall surrounding your air handler, call for repair services right away.
2. Broken air handlers
The air handlers that are installed throughout your home may begin to experience issues. Fortunately for you though, a single broken air handler will not disrupt your comfort, as the others will continue to run uninterrupted.
If you notice a lack of airflow from one of your air handlers, the best thing you can do is call a professional for repairs. Sure, it may not have a big impact on your overall comfort, but you can certainly expect a lack of conditioned air to that particular section of your home.
3. Refrigerant leaks
A ductless system works in the same way that a traditional air conditioner does, using refrigerant to transfer heat from one place to another. Since there could be many air handlers installed throughout your home, the chances of a refrigerant leak can be significantly higher when you own a ductless system. Be on the lookout for a loss of cooling power or hissing noise, as this can indicate a refrigerant leak.
4. Faulty reversing valve
The reversing valve is what reverses the flow of refrigerant, allowing you to switch between “cooling mode” and “heating mode”. Sometimes, however, this valve can break, preventing you from switching between the two modes. If you are unable to switch between cooling and heating mode, contact a professional who can replace the faulty valve.
For all your heating repair needs, contact the team at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning.