A ductless HVAC system, as the name suggests, contains no ductwork. It’s designed to provide heated or cooled air to one specific area in your Lafayette, LA, home. Below are five common fixes for ductless HVAC systems.

Broken Blower

The blower is a fan that carries warm or cool air through the system, and it’s a vital component. When the blower stops working, it reduces the heating or cooling ability of the unit. It may also cause a frozen evaporator coil when cool air can’t expel itself. A service technician can easily diagnose and fix this problem.

Condensate Clogs

HVAC systems remove condensation via a condensate line to the outdoors. However, as dirt, dust and other airborne particles circulate through the evaporator coil, they can become trapped by water and start to build up in the condensate line. If not addressed on a regular basis, this will lead to a clog.

A clog can cause a musty smell in the air coming from the vents. It can also cause standing water around the indoor unit. It may also cause your unit to shut down or not cool or heat your home properly.

To avoid this, simply check your unit’s drain pan and condensate line on a regular basis. Make sure they’re clean to prevent biological growth. Service technicians will also check the drain line and pan during regular maintenance visits.

Environmental Influence

Problems with a ductless HVAC system don’t always start from within; external influences impact the function of the unit as well. If you live in a windy area, a wind baffle helps by preventing wind from blowing in and affecting the operation of the unit.

Poor or No Insulation

Even if your home has a ductless HVAC system that’s operating at optimal performance and efficiency, having poor or no insulation in your home will counteract everything. Insulation increases the performance of any HVAC system so it doesn’t have to work as hard or as long to keep you warm.

Refrigerant Leaks

Like an air conditioner, a ductless HVAC system uses refrigerant to cool. Signs of a refrigerant leak include hissing noises, reduced heating and cooling power and a frozen evaporator coil. Regular maintenance reduces the chances of unexpected repairs.

If you notice an issue with your ductless HVAC system, don’t hesitate to call for a service technician to help you. Contact Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning today for all your heating repair needs to keep you warm this winter.

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