Installing a ductless mini split HVAC system is an incredibly efficient and reliable way to heat or cool a new home addition, garage or bonus room above a garage that is difficult to keep comfortable. While ductless mini split systems are reliable, like all HVAC equipment, they do tend to break down and need repair occasionally.
If your ductless mini split HVAC system is showing signs of needing a repair or has stopped working completely, Baggett Heating & Cooling can help. For the past 40-plus years, Baggett has been a name homeowners in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area have trusted for timely, accurate and professional HVAC services, including ductless mini split repair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Signs Your Ductless Mini Split System Needs Repair
To avoid being without heating or cooling during the warmest and coldest months of the year, respectively, pay attention to the signs your mini split may be developing issues to avoid a complete breakdown. Some of the most common signs include:
Unresponsive or Malfunctioning Controls
If your ductless mini split is unresponsive when you try to turn it off or on or adjust the temperature, an electrical issue or a faulty reversing valve could be the culprit. Either issue requires the expertise of a certified heating and cooling technician.
Reduction in Cooling Output
Common signs of a reduction in cooling output include a clogged air filter, short cycling and a refrigerant leak. Although the last two issues need to be addressed by an HVAC technician, you can check and change your filter if it’s clogged and dirty.
High Electrical Bills
Did you do a double-take the last time you reviewed your monthly electric bill? Although bills can be higher during extremely cold and hot weather, if your electrical bills are significantly higher without any corresponding weather event, there could be an issue that needs to be repaired, or it might be better to replace the system if it’s old and inefficient.
Any out-of-the-ordinary noises are cause for concern and should be inspected by a professional HVAC technician. Clanging or banging noises could signal a loose or broken part. A grinding noise, meanwhile, may indicate the motor’s bearings are worn down which could cause the motor to overheat and break down.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
Your system’s evaporator coils can freeze up due to insufficient airflow caused by a dirty evaporator coil or clogged air filter. Frozen evaporator coils can damage your HVAC system and lead to decreased efficiency and insufficient airflow.
Benefits of Repairing Your Ductless Mini Split System
Unfortunately, issues with your ductless mini split or any HVAC system, for that matter, never go away on their own. In fact, they get worse. Some of the benefits of having your unit repaired as soon as you notice an issue include:
- Reducing the chance of a bigger repair. Having the repair performed now will prevent bigger, more expensive repairs down the road.
- Increasing the system’s lifespan. Ductless systems can last up to 20 years, but only if timely repairs and regular maintenance are performed. A lack of maintenance and repair services can significantly decrease the system’s lifespan.
- Lower energy bills. When your ductless system needs repair, it will run less efficiently and work harder to reach the set temperature. This will cause your energy bills to rise.
HVAC Maintenance Service from Baggett Heating & Cooling
As a busy homeowner, we understand it can be difficult to remember to call for bi-annual HVAC maintenance appointments. When you join Baggett’s Preferred Customer Maintenance Club, we’ll inspect, clean and calibrate all necessary components. Even better, we’ll remind you when it’s time for your heating maintenance appointment and your cooling appointment and schedule a day and time that works around your schedule. You’ll also receive many other benefits such as priority service status, 24-hour emergency service and a 15% discount on repairs.
Contact Baggett Heating & Cooling for Ductless Mini Split Service in Clarksville, TN
At Baggett Heating & Cooling, we’re a second-generation, locally owned and operated company. Our customers are our friends and neighbors, and we truly care about their comfort and well-being. When you work with Baggett, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing we’ll go above and beyond for every service call and won’t leave until you are completely satisfied with the work performed. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for service in Clarksville, TN.