September 23, 2020

Ductless heating and cooling systems have recently been gaining popularity among homeowners. Rather than using a network of air ducts connected to one indoor air handler, ductless systems use different air handler units coming from a single outdoor unit. Conditioned air is distributed to the air handlers that are mounted on the walls of different rooms. The outdoor unit acts as the central heating pump connected to the air handler units with no ductwork. These systems are beneficial since you can zone the temperatures of different rooms in your home. However, they come with unique maintenance and repair needs.

Water Leaks

Each air handler is connected to the outdoor unit by a power, refrigerant, and a condensate line. The role of the condensate line is to remove moisture when cooling your home. Due to wear and tear, moisture can leak into your home. The leak will be characterized by water droplets between the air handler and the wall. The moisture weakens the wall, and the air handler can fall off. The water also damages the interior of the air handler. The problem is not preventable. However, once you experience water around the air handler, call Hammack Service Company, Inc. for a ductless system repair.

Broken Air Handlers

Broken air handlers aren’t so bad when comparing ductless systems to traditional central air conditioners. Once the air handler breaks down, only a single room is affected. However, once the traditional central air conditioners break down, the whole house is affected. Once an air handler breaks down, you need to consult professionals for immediate repairs. Fortunately, you only have to worry about a single room and not the whole house.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are a common problem if you own an air conditioner. These leaks are due to wear and tear on the system. There is a high risk of refrigerant leaks if you own a ductless system since there are a lot of refrigerant lines. Refrigerant leaks are characterized by loss of cooling and heating and hissing noise from the air handler. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, call a professional for repairs.

Whether you require a ductless system repair or any other HVAC service, reach out to Hammack Service Company, Inc. in Richardson, TX, for professional assistance. We also offer maintenance agreements, mini-splits, and indoor air maintenance service.

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