Do Ductless AC Systems Have Unique Repair Needs?

Posted by Tom Vatter

Female-holding-remote-control-air-conditionerWhen it comes to choosing a new Pensacola Beach, FL air conditioning system for your home, there are a variety of options to choose from. To ensure that it works as efficiently and effectively as it should for the years to come, you want to make sure you work with a pro to find the best option for your specific needs and budget.

One of these options is the ductless system.

Rather than operating through a system of ductwork, connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless system breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of air handlers, mounted high up on the wall of each room its intended for.

What Makes Ductless Systems So Unique?

There are a number of advantages to using this type of system for your air conditioning needs, but there are also unique qualities of the systems, too. They are not necessarily bad qualities, but rather just factors to be aware of when you choose a ductless air conditioner over a more traditional central system.

The main reason it’s important to be aware of these unique qualities is so that you’ll understand how essential it is that your ductless system is installed by highly trained and experienced professionals. Keep reading to learn more about their unique repair needs.

Water Leaks Behind Air Handlers: Each of the wall-mounted air handler units houses a series of connections, which are routed through a hold behind each air handler and include a power line, refrigerant line, and condensate line. This last line is tasked with removing water moisture from the cooling process so that moisture doesn’t enter your living space instead.

It’s possible for this line to leak, though. And when water or other fluid (like the refrigerant) starts to develop between the air handler and the wall, the material of that wall will begin weakening, until it eventually causes the air handler to rip from the wall, and likely fall off. Of course, this damages your actual property—not to mention it will likely cause the air handler to break, too.

Broken Air Handlers: There’s good news and bad news with a broken air handler. The bad news is, obviously, a broken air handler means no cooling in that particular room. The good news, however, is that if a single air handler breaks down due to a failed motor or some other isolated problem, the remaining air handlers throughout the home will still continue to run.

The only part of your home that loses cooling, in this case, is the room that houses that broken air handler. You’ll still want to call for repairs, of course, but you won’t need to worry about your whole house losing out on comfort just because of one air handler.

Refrigerant Leaks: We mentioned this briefly above, and it’s one of those problems that can be detrimental to any type of air conditioner. But the risk is particularly higher with a ductless system due to the way your refrigerant lines run through the home. Not only will your ductless AC system be affected, but your property can actually sustain damage as well.

For reliable ductless and other HVAC services, contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. today.

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