A ductless mini-split HVAC system is a great climate control alternative that offers homeowners plenty of flexibility and options for keeping their Raleigh, North Carolina, home comfortable. There are a few essential maintenance tasks that can help your ductless mini-split run smoothly and efficiently for years.
One of the primary regular tasks for maintaining your ductless mini-split is cleaning the air filter. Smaller than a central HVAC, this filter can quickly accumulate dust and other debris, especially if you have pets in your home. Luckily, these filters are super easy to take care of, especially if you have a higher-end model. Simply remove the filter from the interior component and wipe it thoroughly with a soft cloth before reinsertion. You shouldn’t have to replace this filter frequently. If you notice it’s difficult to clean or damaged, go ahead and purchase a new filter.
Before cleaning the coil, turn off your ductless system completely. Let it rest for about an hour. This will get it back to room temperature. Once the temperature has settled, wipe down the coil with a clean, soft cloth. This can help remove any buildup that got past the filter and keep the coil clear. The coil helps with humidity management so some moisture buildup is okay, but excessive dampness with biological growth may call for professional intervention by an HVAC technician. They’ll deep clean the unit and address any issues that are causing the extra moisture.
Items in your home get moved around in the course of daily use more than you realize, which can affect the effectiveness of your ductless system. Four feet of clearance is a good amount of space that should allow for good airflow and intake. Once a month or so, check and see if anything has gotten pushed against the unit and make sure there is plenty of space to improve functionality.
Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. can help you with any of your ductless mini-split questions or concerns. Give us a call at 919-246-5801 to talk to an HVAC expert today!
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