As with all appliances, your ductless HVAC system needs regular care and maintenance to do the best job possible. While there are some tasks that you should leave to a professional, there are many tasks you can do yourself to keep your ductless installation in good condition. These tasks will help you keep your Maurice, Louisiana, home comfortable year-round.

Change the Filter

You should change the filter in your ductless heating and cooling system at least once every three months. Give it a visual inspection monthly to look for buildup of dust and debris. If the filter is noticeably dirty, change it sooner. Homes with pets or a lot of dust may need monthly filter changes to deliver the best indoor air quality.

Clear the Area

Make sure the area around your exterior unit is free of grass, shrubs, branches and other debris. If brush accumulates around the unit, it won’t have good airflow. This diminishes your energy efficiency and may impact your overall comfort. Inside, check to make sure furniture, curtains and clutter aren’t blocking any of your units. You want a free path for airflow throughout the home.

Clean the Condensate Pan

The condensate pan holds the water that naturally drips from the system as moisture is removed from the air, so it’s important to keep it clean. Wipe it down with a mixture of water and bleach on a regular basis so this area stays fresh.

Wash the Outside

While you shouldn’t take apart your ductless system to get inside, it’s safe to clean the outside of the unit. Wiping dust and dirt off will improve your indoor air quality and help with airflow and energy efficiency.

In addition to DIY maintenance, you should also schedule professional maintenance at least once a year. This will help take care of internal cleaning and adjustments that help your ductless system run efficiently. Call Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning at 337-735-2201 to schedule your maintenance today with one of our professional service technicians.

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