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Don’t Delay Your Ductless Repairs

Summer is approaching faster than you may realize, but even so, it is important to take care of any heater repairs in Clovis, CA that were left unattended over the winter. This is especially true if you own a ductless system, as it works hard year-round to keep your family comfortable.

Unlike homeowners who are going to be turning off their heaters and turning on their ACs, homeowners with ductless systems are simply going to switch from heating mode to cooling mode. Therefore, it is important to schedule any outstanding repairs now.

If you own a ductless system, you are well aware of its benefits, however, that does not mean that it does not come with its own set of unique repair needs. Therefore, we have listed some of the unique needs of a ductless system so that you can be prepared if something goes wrong with your system this summer. Keep reading below to find out more!

Water leaks behind the air handler

Each of the wall-mounted air handlers in your home has 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 moisture from the cooling process so that it does not enter your home. However, these lines can break, and when they do, water will begin to collect between the back of the air handler and the wall.

If this problem goes unnoticed for an extended period of time, the water can cause the wall materials to weaken. If this happens, the air handler can rip away from the wall. Not only will you have to pay for the cost of a new air handler, but you will also have to pay for the cost of repairing the wall. Therefore, it is important to contact a professional right away if you notice any signs of water near the air handler.

Broken air handlers

Another issue that you may experience from time to time with your ductless system is a broken air handler. If one of your air handlers break, you can expect a lack of cool air in the room that it is located in, which can make things slightly uncomfortable.

The good news is that if one of your air handler breaks, you will still be able to enjoy the cooling power that the rest of the air handlers are able to provide. We still recommend repairing or replacing the damaged one, though!

Refrigerant leaks

Your ductless system works much like an air conditioner, using the flow of refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. What makes a ductless system different, though, is that it has more refrigerant lines than a standard AC, making the chances of a leak greater.

Signs of a refrigerant leak include a drop in cooling power and the evaporator coil freezing over. You may even notice a hissing sound. You want to be sure to contact a professional right away if you notice any of these signs, as a refrigerant leak could eventually lead to a break down if it goes on too long.

To schedule your ductless repairs, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning.