School’s out! Remember when summer meant freedom… except on the days your parents left the dreaded chore list? Your day of soaking up the sun then became a day of cleaning. Now that you’re an adult, chores are unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean they should be complicated.
Unfamiliar with the benefits of a ductless mini split system?
Benefits of a Ductless Mini Split System:
- Total control of individual rooms. The system will adjust automatically to keep rooms comfortable.
- Improvement of air quality. Removing ducts reduces dust and pollutants, improving your indoor air quality.
- Energy efficiency. Ductless mini-split systems can be more efficient than conventional HVAC units.
- Convenient control with a smartphone. Most systems come with apps that make it easy to adjust and manage the comfort of your home.
Maintaining Your Ductless Mini Split System
It’s easy to forget to take care of the systems that keep your home comfortable. By giving them a little TLC, it will help extend their life and enhance their performance.
Clean and Replace Filters
Regularly clean and replace your filters. Dirty filters can cause your ductless mini-split system to struggle to push air into the room. Extra strain on your unit can cause unexpected issues. Don’t make it work harder.
Give it Some
Taking up less space is a major benefit to a ductless mini-split system. However, you’ll need to make sure that the outdoor unit has enough space. Clear the outdoor unit of debris, vegetation, or snow. Proper air flow will add years to the life of your machine.
Keep it Clean Inside and Out
Periodically cleaning your ductless mini-split system will also extend its life. Remove dust and other particles that collect on the unit. Wiping down the face and vents will ensure that no wayward particles clog up your unit.
Don’t forget to clean the outdoor part of your unit as well. Clean the coil and condenser. Spray these components with your garden hose to remove particles and debris. If any of the fins bend during this process, realign them with a comb.
Home cleaning and maintenance protect your machine’s life. We also recommend having your unit inspected by a professional twice a year. Professional HVAC service technicians will check drain hoses and identify refrigerant leaks. Regular routine maintenance extends the life of your heating and cooling systems and will help catch minor problems before they turn into major ones.