How to Maintain a Ductless Mini-Split
Whether for heating or cooling, ductless mini-splits are a great way to control the temperature of your home. While these systems may run without ductwork, they still require maintenance on a schedule similar to central HVAC systems.
Below we have included a few tips on how to maintain your ductless mini-split.
Clean the Filters
Dirty mini-split filters can lead to blockages and mold growth inside your ductless mini-split system. Dirt buildup will not only put your system in danger but will severely affect your home’s indoor air quality. By cleaning your filters bi-weekly, you will improve airflow, efficiency, and indoor air quality.
In most models, the filters are easily accessible; you just have to open up the front panel and remove the filter(s). There are often multiple air filter elements, such as a nano platinum filter and anti-allergy enzyme filter. The majority of ductless unit filters only require water to clean them.
Routine cleanings of your mini-split are an excellent way to keep it in working condition and operating at optimal quality. The longer a ductless mini-split system goes without receiving a cleaning, the greater the potential for premature wear of internal components, mold growth, and the emergence of strange odors.
If you are looking to clean your mini-split yourself, it is best to consult the system’s owner’s manual to know how often the system needs to be cleaned.
Having an HVAC professional perform an annual inspection, cleaning, and tune-up is a great way to maintain your mini split’s health. Yearly inspections will keep your mini-split in working order and avoid expensive emergency repair bills.
The experienced technicians at R. Brooks Mechanical will do a comprehensive check of your ductless system and recommend any needed maintenance. Call (855) 912-6489 to get your mini-split serviced today.