Ductless air conditioners are known for their reliability and excellent performance. Though there are some upfront costs to ductless air conditioners, the benefits are worth it. Some of these benefits include lower utility bills and much less noise. Of course, even with all of these benefits, ductless AC systems can have their fair share of issues requiring repairs. If you think something’s wrong with your air conditioner or it constantly experiences problems, it’s best to have it checked out by a professional. Let’s take a look at some common issues with ductless air conditioners.
1. Condensate Leaks
With an increase in the number of air handlers using refrigerant, more lines of condensate-filled water need to be fixed by HVAC technicians. There is a possibility that your condensate drain is poorly configured and could lead to water leakage on your wall, which could be disastrous. You must ensure that your air handler is well-maintained by certified HVAC specialists from Controlled Climate Services. Besides, you might need a new one since the moist wall might get to a point where it can’t hold anymore, forcing the air handler to crash.
2. Refrigerant Leaks
Ductless air conditioners have many air handler units that rely on refrigerant for the heat exchange process. Issues with refrigerant tubing and tubing connections can lead to leaks. Leaking refrigerant must be addressed as soon as possible because it can affect your system’s performance and pose a health hazard in your home.
3. Breakdowns Due to Low Refrigerant
Many issues with ductless air conditioners are a result of poor installation. Ductless air conditioners replace the warm air in your home with cooled air with the help of refrigerants. If your air conditioning unit doesn’t have enough refrigerant, it works too hard to cool your home. This could lead to breakdowns. If you’re in Kennesaw, Georgia, or the surrounding areas, proper inspection and routine maintenance by Controlled Climate Services will ensure the longevity of your unit.
4. Failed Indoor Air Handler
A ductless heat pump system circulates conditioned air throughout your home through various wall-mounted air handlers in multiple rooms. If one of these units fails for some reason (like a damaged motor), the space won’t be effectively cooled or heated. Fortunately, due to the zoned design of ductless systems, other rooms won’t be affected and will be cooled as usual while you arrange a repair of the damaged air handler.
5. Dirty Blower Fan
The fan in this unit will blow cool air into your indoor space. Many malfunctions can occur with your fan. If it stops working, the issue could be the result of overheating or an electrical issue. A faulty blower fan can damage the entire air handler. At Controlled Climate Services, we can find the source of your blower fan issue and provide a lasting repair.
Short cycling is a common problem that can result from a number of things. One of the most common reasons for a short-cycling system is a dirty air filter. These filters are reusable and must be cleaned at least twice a month. Short-cycling can also occur with ductless air conditioning systems that are too powerful for the space they’re cooling. When installing new systems, our technicians use precise calculations to determine the best capacity for your home so that you don’t have to deal with issues caused by an overpowered or underpowered system.
7. Improper Drainage
Improper condensate drainage is a prevalent issue in ductless AC systems. Condensate is moisture that forms when water vapor is created by removing heat from your home; air condenses into droplets, which then must be drained outside your home. The system has a PVC drain pipe that carries the liquid away from your outdoor unit. Poor drainage can result in water pooling up around your AC system. Getting problems with condensate drainage fixed as soon as possible will help you avoid property damage and issues with your ductless system.
Controlled Climate Services provides a full range of heating and cooling services in Kennesaw and the Greater Atlanta area. We work on traditional furnaces and ACs, as well as ductless systems. Our team also provides indoor air quality services and solutions, including air purifiers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and ventilation products. Call us now for more information about our products and services.