Earlier this month, we talked about all the reasons go ductless this summer, and yes, while these systems do offer some significant advantages (efficiency, cost, space-saving, and the ability to provide year-round comfort just to name a few), does not mean that they are immune to repair needs.
Yes, that’s right—your ductless system is going to require repairs every now and again. And, quite frankly, ductless systems come with their own set of unique repair needs. Not to worry though! We’ve listed some of these unique repairs for you down below. That way, you’ll know just what to do! [Hint: call us for air conditioning repair in Savannah, GA!]
Some Ductless Repairs
As we already mentioned, ductless systems come with their own set of unique repair needs. These include:
Water Leaks Behind the Air Handler
Each of your wall-mounted air handlers as a series of connections routed through a hole behind them. These connections include a power line, a refrigerant line, and a condensate line. The condensate line is responsible for removing water from the cooling process so that it doesn’t enter your home. However, these lines may leak, and if they do, water will start to collect between the back of the air handler and the wall.
If this issue isn’t addressed right away, your wall material may begin to weaken, causing the air handler to rip away and fall to the floor. Not only will you have to replace the broken air handler, but you will also have to deal with the cost of repairing your wall. So, if you notice any signs of water near your air handler, be sure to contact a professional as soon as possible.
Broken Air Handlers
Occasionally, you may find that one of your air handlers have stopped working properly. This can be due to any number of things, including a failed motor, an electrical issue, or even a damaged fan. When your air handler isn’t working as it should, it can definitely make that area of your home feel quite uncomfortable! However, there is some good news…
When one of your air handlers stops working, the rest of the air handlers in your home will continue to run. This means that you can simply go to another room in your house to keep cool during the summer!
To answer your question, yes, a refrigerant leak is a common issue faced by all types of air conditioning systems, however, ductless systems are a little more vulnerable, as they’ve simply got more refrigerant lines running through the system. Therefore, it is important to be on the lookout for signs of a refrigerant leak to avoid a full-system breakdown. These signs include:
- A loss of cooling or heating power
- A frozen evaporator coil
- Strange hissing sounds
You Need Professional Repairs
If you experience any issues with your ductless system this summer, do not hesitate to call in a certified HVAC professional to handle all of your repairs!
To schedule your ductless repair services, contact the team at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating today!