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With YouTube and apps like Jiffy, it’s easier than ever to get the service you need right at your front door. Before you slump down in front of Netflix or head out to dinner with friends though, you should probably know the difference between things you can do yourself and when to call in a professional. Take a look below at a few simple examples of ductless air conditioner maintenance you can handle yourself and when to hire a trained technician.

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

Cleaning The Air Filter

Just like you, a ductless air conditioner needs to breathe in order to perform properly. This might seem silly but calling in a technician to clean your air filters is truly a waste of their time and your money. Instead, simply grab a step stool or chair and handle this one yourself.

Start by making sure the unit is off. Then look along the side for a release latch or button to remove the front cover of your interior unit. You should notice what looks like screens covering a large portion of the interior mechanisms – those are your air filters. Remove them by popping them out of place or sliding them out. Different models will vary but rest assured they are designed to be removed easily so don’t force them. Once removed, run them under warm water in the sink to remove any debris. You can also take a vacuum to these filters if you prefer. Once they’re clean and dry, put them back into place and reattach the front panel.

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

Clearing Ice Build-up

For this, you’ll need to head outside after you turn the unit completely off. Locate the outdoor compressor. If there is any ice build-up on the top or near the fan, you can melt it off with some cool or warm water. Never use hot water though.

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

Installation And Repairs

If you’re really faced with a big job like installing or repairing a ductless air conditioner, you’ll want to call a professional. There are tutorials online for the do-it-yourselfers out there, but having someone without the proper experience diagnosing your home’s heating and cooling is never a good idea.

Call Novel Care For Your Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

We have more than 35 years of HVAC experience, so your heating and cooling is in good hands. Our team has seen, repaired, installed, and maintained it all. Give us a call at 416-921-0000 to find out more. We’d be happy to help over the phone or dispatch a technician to diagnose any issues and answer your questions before starting any job. We want you to make informed decisions rather than be rushed into something you don’t fully understand.

Ductless air conditioner maintenance is just as important as the maintenance of any other machine in your home. Your furnace, central air conditioner and car all need regular maintenance to run efficiently and so does your ductless air conditioner. Ductless air conditioners have a reputation for reliability, and with advances in technology, they’re one of the most reliable cooling choices on the market.

Ductless air conditioners rarely have call-backs after installation and overall the systems are incredibly maintenance-friendly. Typically, ductless air conditioner maintenance consists of filter replacement, condenser coil cleaning, and sometimes flushing the pipes to ensure there are no blockages.

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance is Easy

We’ve said it many times, ductless air conditioner maintenance is easy. The clean and simple design of these units fosters easy upkeep. This allows homeowners to do much of the maintenance themselves if they’re comfortable doing it. For this reason, ductless air conditioners have continuously grabbed more of the global air conditioning market share with advances such as:

  • The expansion of the available capacities up to 48,000 BTU
  • Longer pipe lengths that can reach up to 100 feet, and even in some cases a linear length of up to 230 feet
  • Greater height separation between the condenser and air handler, commonly 65 feet, but also in some instances up to 164 feet
  • Expanded operation range can be as low as 0°F in both cooling and heating modes. It can also range as high as 115°F in cooling mode
  • Efficiency levels of ductless air conditioners are typically above and beyond government-mandated minimum standards
  • They’re very user-friendly, operate as easy as television and are packed with great features.

With so many features and simple maintenance on these very user-friendly air conditioners they one of the best cooling solutions on the market.

For more information about ductless air conditioner contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been installing ductless air conditioning systems in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years.