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Ductless Mini Split Maintenance: A Must-Have Service For Peak Efficiency

Ductless mini splits make comfort convenient even for areas of your home that would otherwise be difficult to condition. Make sure yours will take care of you for a long time to come by taking care of it. There are a few aspects of ductless mini split maintenance you can take care of yourself, but some things it’s a good idea to let a professional attend to.

Here’s a little ductless mini split maintenance you can do:

  • ductless mini split maintenance yuma arizonaKeep the area around the outdoor compressor/condenser clear. We understand that some people like to disguise their condenser units with decorative bushes or shrubs. Just make sure the plants aren’t too close to the unit. Keep twigs, leaves and trash out of the grille, and when you mow the lawn, do your best to direct grass clippings away.
  • When ductless systems aren’t in use for long periods of time, try to keep the compressor/condenser covered. However, if at all possible, keep the sides of the unit uncovered. This will prevent moisture from becoming trapped in the unit, where it can cause rust on metal parts.
  • Check the air filter regularly. This is perhaps the simplest and most important part of DIY ductless maintenance.

So why is it a good idea to call a professional for ductless mini split maintenance? It helps prolong the unit’s life and keeps warrantees valid. Professional attention can also head off small problems before they develop into major (and expensive) repairs. A technician can:

  • Make sure refrigerant levels are appropriate, checking for leaks.
  • Clean the air handler thoroughly, including using a special vacuum to clean dust off the coil. A technician can also give attention to any specialized features, such as indoor air quality enhancers.
  • Make sure the drain pipe is functioning correctly and clean the drain pan.
  • Clean the refrigerant coil and inspect the insulation surrounding it.

Keeping your system maintained is the best way to prolong its lifespan. For ductless mini split maintenance you can rely on, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric Company. We’ve been proudly serving Yuma area homeowners since 1952, and we’ll be happy to help.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about ductless mini split maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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