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Could Your Ductless System Be in Need of Repair?

ductless-system-need-repairDuctless heating and cooling systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly due to their year-round ability. Ductless systems function similar to heat pumps in that they transfer heat from one area to another—from the outdoors into your living space in the winter, and from your living space to the outdoors in the summer.

Just like any other air conditioner or heating system, though, you may find yourself in need of Santa Fe, NM ductless system repairs. Fortunately, our team is well experienced and trained in order to provide these repairs. But first, it’s important for you to recognize when you are actually in need of these services.

Do You See Any Leaking Fluids?

This is never a good thing, nor is it ever normal. Your ductless system is equipped with a set amount of refrigerant to ideally last throughout its lifecycle—the fluid responsible for the heat transfer process.

Without refrigerant, your ductless system simply wouldn’t be able to function as anything more than a fan. If a refrigerant leak has occurred, you can quickly find yourself with a system drained of all the refrigerant it needs to function.

Ice Is No Good!

Many homeowners think that seeing ice on their AC systems is normal—after all, it’s an appliance meant for cooling, isn’t it? The thing about ice on your ductless system is that it’s likely coming from your evaporator coil, if that coil hasn’t been kept clean.

A dirty coil will begin to malfunction, and as a result can freeze the condensate that forms on it during normal operation. This causes the coil to develop ice, which prevents the system from absorbing the heat from your indoor air.

How Is Your System’s Efficiency?

From the moment you begin to use your ductless cooling and heating system, its efficiency begins to decline. That’s not to say there isn’t anything you can do about how efficient it is, however. Keeping up on preventive ductless maintenance will ensure that it works as it should without increased wear and tear beyond normal use.

Skipping maintenance, however, allows your unit to accumulate wear faster, and the drop in efficiency will end up costing you more to operate, while also not working as well as it used to. Be sure to stay on top of your regular ductless maintenance appointments for optimum ductless system performance.

How Old Is Your Ductless Unit?

Let’s say you’re about to make another repair on your aging system. This may not be cost effective if say, your air conditioner is 10 years old and its next service is going to cost about half of what a new system replacement would.

Most ductless heating and cooling systems are developed to last around 15 years, so if yours is older than this, it’s time to talk to one of our professionals about whether or not you need to replace it, or can, in fact, get by with another repair.

For all of your ductless system needs in Santa Fe and beyond, reach out to Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today!

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