Ductless mini-splits are quite popular in many modern homes in Mountain City, GA, due to their sleek design and minimal power consumption. Despite these advantages, your system may develop both minor and major issues. Here are some of the most common ductless mini-split system problems:

Refrigerant Leaks

Ductless mini-split systems consist of one or more indoor air handlers and a single external compressor unit. In between is a line that contains a refrigerant, which is responsible for absorbing and transferring heat throughout the system.

The refrigerant line’s joints and connections can weaken due to natural wear and tear, causing leaks. This issue reduces the efficiency of your system. It can also pose a health risk to your family members or even total system failure.

Look out for the tell-tale signs of refrigerant leaks, including hissing sounds, frozen evaporator coils and reduced comfort, so you can address these problems as quickly as possible.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Ductless mini-split systems produce condensation during operation. The water then passes through a drain line to the outside of your home.

Excessive debris or biological growth can clog the drain line, preventing the condensate from flowing out properly. If water leaks from your air conditioning system, it can cause water damage to your home.

System Won’t Turn On

Several factors may cause your system to refuse to turn on, including a faulty outlet, power outage or defective unit. First, confirm if you have plugged in the system properly and ensure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. If everything seems fine, call a service technician to examine the ductless mini-split and establish the exact problem.

Ductless mini-split system issues can be overwhelming. If your ductless HVAC system starts exhibiting strange signs, call Radlee Heating and Cooling for quality repair, installation and maintenance services.

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