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Common Issues With Mini-Split Air Conditioners

As far as heater and air conditioner options are concerned, ductless mini-split air conditioners are by far one of the most popular choices today. They’re quiet, efficient and take up a lot less space than other types of air conditioning systems. This makes them the ideal choice for smaller homes and apartments. Without ducts, they’re also cheaper to install, comparatively.

Like other HVAC units, however, mini-splits aren’t without their problems, and since they’re a fairly new type of AC system, there are still many things homeowners don’t understand about them and the common issues they face. Here the skilled technicians from OK Heating give you a few tips on how to deal with mini-split air conditioning problems.

No Power

When your HVAC system isn’t turning on properly, your home’s environment can get very uncomfortable very quickly. If your mini-split air conditioner is showing no signs of powering up, check to make sure that it’s actually plugged in to a working connection. You may even unplug the system and plug in a different device to see if it’s your unit or the socket that’s having issues. If it is, in fact, the unit, contact your local technician right away for a diagnostic inspection.

Poor Cooling

If your home doesn’t feel like it’s the same temperature the thermostat is showing, the problem could be caused by a number of different factors. It may be that you have a leak in your doors or windows, or it could be that the filters are clogged with dust and debris. If none of these are the reason you’re not being cooled as you should, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your local HVAC professional.

Regular Maintenance

Your mini-split air conditioner needs seasonal inspections and regular tune-ups to ensure proper performance and avoid common issues. Ask your local HVAC company about maintenance programs and agreements they may offer so you don’t miss out on any important information or appointments.

At OK Heating, we can help you keep your ductless mini-split air conditioning system running in great shape all year long. Give us a call at (925) 337-8319 or fill out our contact form to schedule a maintenance visit or request a free estimate on new installations today.