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If you’re having trouble with the ductless system in your Alton, IL, home, you may be questioning what’s causing your system to fail and whether it’s time to call in the pros. Here’s a look at some common mini-split problems and how to troubleshoot them. There are some things you can check before scheduling emergency service.

Check the Power

If your unit isn’t working at all, the first place to check is the power. Ensure the breaker isn’t tripped and that you have the unit plugged into the wall outlet. It’s also a good idea to check the batteries in any remotes that control the unit.

Check the Settings

Once you have verified the power supply isn’t the issue, the next place to look is the settings on the unit. Ensure that the unit is set correctly to engage heating or cooling as needed.

Check the filter

As the filter performs the job of removing dust, pet dander and other allergens from the air, those allergens remain in the filter, eventually plugging it and reducing airflow through the system. This reduced airflow can cause many issues with the mini-split system.

Clogged Drain Line

A clogged drain line will eventually back up into the system, causing it to shut down from the water damage. You can try to clean it with some vinegar to reopen the clogged line. If you’re unable to open the clogged line, it’s best to call in the pros for a repair call.

Clean the System

Your ductless system has coils inside the home and another set of coils in the unit outside. Both sets of coils can become dirty, reducing airflow and causing a reduction in system efficiency. Cleaning these coils, along with the compressor, will help the system to function as intended.

Ductless heating and cooling systems are highly efficient at providing heating and cooling where you need it in your Alton, IL home. If you have questions or concerns about ductless systems, give us a call at Den-Son Inc. Cooling & Heating today!

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