Preventive Maintenance for Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Systems

For certain homes or businesses looking for both lower operational costs and greater control over HVAC elements, the ductless mini-split system is often a great choice. Systems that come with lower operational costs than traditional duct systems, ductless mini-splits also allow you to control differing temperature levels in varying rooms in the home or building all at once.

At My Buddy Heating and Air, our comprehensive air conditioning repair services include a variety of potential systems, including mini-spit ductless installations. These systems are an ideal example of the importance of preventive maintenance, an area we’re happy to provide for several elements of your HVAC system – let’s look at the value of preventive maintenance within the HVAC world overall, plus how it’s especially important for ductless mini-split systems and why the spring period we’re in right now is often ideal for a basic inspection.

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Value of Preventive Maintenance

For any HVAC system in your home or building, preventive maintenance is a proactive theme that has shown time and again to reduce long-term HVAC costs and hassle. This is because many of the problems that often show up in these systems are progressive in nature – they start out as minor or even unseen issues, but before you know it they’ve torpedoed out of control, causing significant damage to system components and making your overall program far less efficient.

This is what preventive maintenance is here to stop from happening. Professional HVAC technicians are trained to spot minor signs of issues you likely would never have noticed, and allowing them to periodically inspect your system helps identify such issues far earlier than you would have otherwise. This, in turn, allows for cheap or even free repairs to be made well before the issue gets out of control and requires more expense and hassle.

Ductless vs. Standard Maintenance

And with a ductless mini-split system, in particular, it’s important to note that this single system covers all HVAC areas. Unlike traditional systems, which have one heating element and one air conditioning element, mini-split systems handle both and operate year-round.

As you may have guessed, this means maintenance should be performed more often. Instead of one yearly appointment for heating and one for AC, we recommend two yearly inspections for a ductless mini-split system.

Timing Considerations

In many cases, transitional seasons like spring and fall serve as ideal times to schedule these inspections and maintenance appointments. As the system is switching over from heat to cool or vice versa, this is a great time to let our pros see if any damage or wear-and-tear occurred over the previous season, plus prep the system for the upcoming one.

For more on maintenance for ductless mini-split HVAC systems, or to learn about any of our heating and air services, speak to the staff at My Buddy Heating and Air today.