Ductless mini splits are a comfortable, cost-effective way to heat and cool homes. As their name suggests, they operate without ductwork, and, instead, use multiple indoor air handlers to provide comfort to either an entire home or select rooms that don’t have existing ductwork.
Although ductless mini splits are incredibly efficient, like all mechanical devices, they do need regular upkeep to prevent untimely breakdowns and premature wear and tear that can lead to a shortened lifespan. At Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning, we know ductless mini splits inside and out. If you live in Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, & Harlem, GA, North Augusta, SC, and the greater CSRA, give us a call for all of your ductless mini split needs, including maintenance, repairs, replacement, and installation service.
How Often Should You Maintain Your Ductless Mini Split?
Ductless mini splits should be maintained at least once a year, but preferably twice if you operate the system for heating and cooling. If you use the system year-round, consider having maintenance performed in the fall before the arrival of colder weather and again in the early spring.
What’s Included in Ductless Mini Split Maintenance
To keep your ductless mini split humming along, regular maintenance is imperative. A qualified HVAC contractor should perform maintenance, but there are a few simple tasks that you can take care of on your own.
DIY Cleaning Tasks
The indoor air handling units provide conditioned air to rooms around your home. You should clean the filters about every 4-6 weeks, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Also, consider checking the outdoor condenser unit periodically and remove any sticks, leaves, or debris that may have accumulated on or near the unit.
Professional HVAC Maintenance
The following tasks should be performed by a professional HVAC technician during a tune-up visit:
- Change or clean the air filters, if necessary
- Clean the outdoor unit and interior equipment
- Test and adjust electrical wiring
- Lubricate and inspect moving parts like the blower wheel and fan belts
- Verify and test all electrical components
- Check refrigerant levels, and test for leaks in the system
- Calibrate the thermostat
- Inspect the ventilation system and air filter for proper airflow
- Evaluate the condition of major components including motors and blowers
Benefits of Routine Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance
Heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, and ductless mini splits have at least one thing in common – they all need regular maintenance to perform at their best. Some of the benefits you’ll receive by hiring Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning for ductless mini-split maintenance include:
No one wants to pay for a new HVAC system prematurely. Ensuring your system receives regular maintenance and is appropriately cleaned, calibrated, and adjusted will help extend its lifespan.
When maintenance is neglected, it increases the chance of issues developing that can lead to future repairs or complete system breakdowns. A tune-up also allows our technicians to inspect the system and catch minor issues before they balloon into bigger, more expensive repairs.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Regular maintenance improves the system’s efficiency and reduces energy consumption. This can help lower your monthly electricity bills.
Keeps the Warranties Intact
Most manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep your ductless mini-split’s warranty intact. Ignoring maintenance can void your warranty, leaving you on the hook to pay for expensive repairs or premature system replacement.
Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Plan
The best way to keep your ductless mini-split in tip-top shape is with regular maintenance. However, we understand it can be difficult to remember to have your unit tuned up twice a year. When you enroll in an HVAC maintenance plan from Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ll remind you when it’s time for a tune-up and work around your schedule to find a time and day that works best for you.
Although we have cooling- and heating-specific plans, we recommend our Total Comfort Membership.
- Save $10 on each additional unit
- Two maintenance visits per year
- First Priority Service
- 20% discount on repair parts
- Email reminders for filter changes
Contact Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning for Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance
We’re proud to provide homeowners and business owners in Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, & Harlem, GA, North Augusta, SC, and the greater CSRA with high-quality HVAC maintenance service to keep you comfortable and healthy year-round. To learn more about our services or to schedule a maintenance visit for your ductless mini-split, contact us today.