Ductless systems have been growing in popularity every year. They are increasingly being bought by homeowners looking for innovative heating or cooling solutions. As the name suggests, ductless systems do not need a network of ducts to work.
Instead, they circulate air throughout your home by connecting to just one evaporator unit and indoor air handler. The air handlers used by the ductless system to distribute air inside your home are mounted high on the wall of each space where it is needed.
While ductless systems have several advantages over traditional cooling and heating systems, there are not free from problems. They too can require heating or air conditioning repair. Some of the common repairs needed by ductless systems are detailed below.
Just like a traditional air conditioner or heating unit, ductless systems can also develop leakage problems. In order to operate properly, your ductless system needs to have a certain amount of refrigerant.
A leakage in the system can reduce the amount of refrigerant in it, causing the system to malfunction. While there could be several different reasons for the leakage, ductless systems generally suffer from this problem when there are not installed properly. This is why it’s vital to have the system installed by professionals.
Broken Air Handlers
A ductless system includes several air handlers. If one of them stops working or develops some problem, the others will not be affected by it and will continue to work optimally. However, a broken air handler is still a problem because the problematic handler may very well be the one mounted on the wall of your bedroom.
Since your bedroom is where you unwind and relax after a long, hard day of labor, you wouldn’t want a lack of cooling there to come between you and your well-deserved rest. So, if you’ve not been experiencing a cool breeze in your room for a few days, then you may want to call in a professional to get your air handler checked. It is likely to be the problem at hand.
Problems with the Compressor
The condenser, the compressor, and the condenser fan make up the outdoor unit of a ductless system. If even one of these components develops a problem, your system will either work improperly or stop working altogether. Perhaps, the most significant of these components is the compressor, since it pressurizes the refrigerant of your system. If the compressor malfunctions, the refrigerant will start developing problems that will cause your system to work improperly.
Although not very common, thermostat issues can affect the efficacy of your ductless system. This is because the system is connected to a central thermostat that is used to control the temperature inside your home. If the thermostat develops a problem, you could face heating or cooling problems throughout your home.