The mini-split HVAC system, an increasingly popular choice for heating and cooling in Las Vegas homes and businesses, provides remarkable energy efficiency. However, to maintain peak performance and longevity, routine maintenance to your mini-split system is essential. Below, Fetch-A-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air outlines the key steps in a typical mini-split maintenance routine.
Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Mini-Split HVAC System:
Clean filters regularly-
Dirty filters block airflow, forcing mini-splits to work harder and consume more energy. You should clean your filters every month. Simply remove the filters, rinse them under warm water, allow them to dry fully and then reinstall them.
Maintain the outdoor unit-
Remove any vegetation or debris that might block the system’s vents. Periodically, use a gentle stream from a garden hose to clean dirt and dust from the condenser coil.
Clean the indoor unit’s coil and fan-
They can accumulate dust and, if not cleaned regularly, can lead to a buildup of bacteria and mold. Depending on usage, cleaning every six months is a good practice. Most manufacturers offer specific cleaning solutions for their units, so be sure to follow their guidelines.
Inspect the refrigerant lines regularly-
Refrigerant lines may be covered by insulation, which should be in good condition to maintain your system’s efficiency. If insulation is damaged or missing, you will need to replace it.
Consider a professional service check yearly-
Lastly, An HVAC professional can perform a thorough inspection of the entire system, checking for any potential problems or inefficiencies that might not be visible to the untrained eye. This preventative maintenance could prevent costly repairs down the line.
Importance of maintenance
In conclusion, while mini-splits are designed for durability and efficiency, they still require regular upkeep to ensure they operate optimally for many years to come. While a seasoned DIY’er may be able to complete many of the guidelines mentioned, it’s usually best to have a professional team of experienced and trained HVAC technicians inspect, clean and maintain your mini-split systems.
Fetch-A-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air can efficiently perform mini-split maintenance, complete any AC repairs you may need and offer options for overall improved cooling. Contact one of Fetch-A-Tech’s professional customer service representatives to learn more or to schedule an appointment today.