Maintenance Steps For Your Ductless Heating System

The idea of a ductless heating or cooling system is appealing to many people. Homeowners may not have room for a complete ductwork system. If you decide to have a ductless heating system installed, you may be wondering what kind of maintenance steps you need to take. Here are some of the steps to consider in residential ductless heating maintenance for your new system. 

Seasonal Inspection 

One of the first steps to maintaining your ductless heating system is to schedule seasonal inspections. These seasonal inspections help to determine several things. First, they show any issues your system is currently having. By catching these problems early on, you can avoid costly repairs or breakdowns. In addition to possible issues, seasonal inspections can also ensure your system is ready for the upcoming weather conditions. This helps reduce the chances of extreme weather conditions causing your system to work overtime. 

Condenser Coil Cleaning

The condenser coils are vital to the operation of your ductless heating system. These coils must be maintained to prevent debris and buildup. For example, if dust reaches the coils, it can build up when mixed with coil condensation. This buildup can dry and cause a thick layer of film on the coils. Over time, this layer can become larger if left uncleaned. The layers of dust and debris will eventually cause the condenser coils to not work properly. This means your system works overtime and could cause further damage. Your basic maintenance routine should include proper condenser coil cleaning. 

Filter Cleaning

Filters are designed to keep debris from entering the system and attaching to the coils. This means that the filters are the first line of defense for your system. If the filters are not maintained, they will clog. There is more to filter cleaning than just cleaning or replacing filters. You must also make sure the filters inside and outside of the home are clear. By ensuring they are clear, you can ensure proper air pull to and from the system which helps maintain the system itself. 

As you begin taking the steps to ductless heating maintenance for your home system, you may find you need help. You may discover there are more steps involved or that your system needs more care than you can provide on your own. If this is the case, contact your local HVAC contractor. They can provide routine maintenance for your system and give advice on how to prevent costly repairs. 

Contact a local HVAC service to learn more about ductless heating maintenance.