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Common Ductless Air Conditioning Problems

Ductless air conditioning is becoming more and more popular, and is already pretty firmly entrenched in Santa Fe. If you’re looking for a way to keep your home cool during the hot months of the year, while simultaneously achieving more energy-efficient and accurate climate control than traditional systems, ductless is the way to go. However, ductless systems have their own problems that need to be dealt with. During the summer, the added stress of operating on a daily basis will be more likely to create some of these problems. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the more common issues your ductless air conditioning system is likely to run into.

Air Handler Issues

Your ductless system makes use of individual air handlers, one installed in each room, to cool the home. These air handlers are responsible for circulating air through the room, so that the coil inside the unit can siphon heat. In order to cope with the stress of moving large quantities of air, the air handlers are equipped with lubricated bearings to lessen the friction. However, these bearings can wear out, increasing the load on the air handler motor until it overheats and burns itself out. If you hear a grinding noise coming from your ductless system, you should have the air handler examined.

A Drop in Output

Loss of output is probably the biggest issue that ductless air conditioning systems face, and is especially distressing during a hot summer day. This can be caused by a number of different things, but most often is the result of a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. If you see liquid dripping from any part of your ductless system, call for repairs immediately.

If your ductless air conditioner is having problems, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We provide ductless air conditioning services throughout Los Alamos, NM.

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