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Ductless Issues to be Aware of This Summer

Monday, July 11th, 2016

If you’re using a ductless system to stay cool this summer, you should keep an eye out for some common issues that may come up. The more you use your ductless system, the more strain you’re going to put on it and the more likely it will be for problems to occur. Let’s take a look at some of the common indications that your ductless system needs repairs.

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Solutions to Uneven Climate Control

Monday, August 24th, 2015

We’ve all experienced hot and cold spots in different areas of our home, and it can be a terribly uncomfortable thing. For many, it’s a bit of a mystery why this actually happens. Oftentimes, it’s not a problem with your air conditioner or heater, as you might think. Much of the time, it’s the result of two things: uneven insulation coverage between rooms and the inability of central climate control systems to modulate their output. There are a couple of different solutions you could try to fix this. Let’s take a look at several of them.

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Reasons to Consider Installing Ductless Air Conditioning this Summer

Monday, June 15th, 2015

More and more people are starting to use their air conditioners on a daily basis as we move further into summer. For some of us, though, our current air conditioning systems won’t make it through another summer. If that’s the case for you, you’re going to need to find another system sooner rather than later. It wouldn’t be comfortable to spend an entire summer without air conditioning, after all. Why not consider installing an alternate cooling system, while you’re in the market? Read on to find out more about ductless air conditioning systems.

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3 Ductless Cooling Issues that You Need to Know

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Ductless systems are gaining popularity among homeowners for their energy efficiency and versatility. With more and more homes across the country utilizing this technology, it is important for ductless system owners to know what kinds of problems might occur. The faster you are able to recognize an issue with your ductless unit, the faster you’ll be able to get it fixed. With that in mind, have a look at 3 of the more common ductless cooling issues that you need to know.

Refrigerant Leaks

Your ductless unit cools the room by evaporating refrigerant in a coil inside its casing. The refrigerant gas draws heat from the air in the room, then transports it to the unit outside the house. There, it is condensed back into a liquid to release the heat before starting the cycle over again. A leak in the refrigerant line will slowly deprive the ductless system of its ability to absorb and transport heat, eventually rendering it useless. If you notice pooling or dripping liquid around your ductless unit, you should call a professional to have a look at it.

Air Handler Issues

The air handler is basically just a motor and fan that circulates air throughout the room. The air handler motor is equipped with several lubricated bearings, designed to reduce friction during operation. These bearings can eventually start to wear down, increasing the strain on the motor. If not replaced, the bearings will fail completely, causing the motor to overheat and burn out. If you hear a grinding sound coming from your ductless unit during operation, you might need to replace the bearings in the air handler.

Frozen Coil

If the coil inside the unit gets too dusty, it will start to lose the ability to draw heat from the room. This will lower the temperature around the coil itself to sub-freezing temperatures, causing ice to form. The ice will eventually completely cover the coil, rendering it unable to operate. If you spot ice forming on your ductless unit, call a professional as soon as you can.

If your ductless air conditioning system is experiencing issues, call Total Comfort, Inc. We provide ductless services throughout Corona, CA.

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Common End of Season Ductless Repairs

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Toward the end of the cooling season, you may start to see some issues arise with your ductless cooling. Wear and tear after a busy season isn’t unusual, but it can result in needing air conditioning service. Ductless repairs aren’t more complicated than those of traditional split-system ACs, but there are some subtle differences between the two systems. However, when it comes to any kind of air conditioning repair, it’s important to hire trained professionals; this helps ensure that your AC will be fixed properly and efficiently. For all of your end-of-season air conditioning repairs in Corona, CA, call the people you can trust: Total Comfort, Inc.

Types of Repairs

At the end of the cooling season, our technicians see some repairs more than others. Here are a few examples of what they see:

Compressor Issues

The compressor in your system is responsible for pressurizing the refrigerant in your system. Some of the more common problems that can develop with a compressor are issues with the motor, problems with correct pressurization and electrical issues. Your compressor is a complex component; in addition, refrigerant is necessary for the compressor to operate. Both of these facts denote that a trained and certified professional is required to handle all refrigerant repairs.

Refrigerant Leaks

The indoor blowers of your ductless system are connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit. Inside this conduit are a power cord, condensate pipe and a refrigerant line. Refrigerant leaks can develop in a number of locations, but with ductless systems, it is not unusual for refrigerant leaks to develop in the line that runs between a blower and the outdoor unit. Refrigerant leaks become worse with time, so it’s important to have a leak repaired as soon as possible.

As mentioned above, the condensate pipe in a ductless system runs from the indoor blower to the outdoors. This structuring for the condensate pipe is somewhat different from that of the condensate array in a traditional split-system AC. As such, condensate pipes in a ductless system can develop leaks along your wall or even inside the conduit. Water damage can become an issue with any condensate pipe, so it’s important to repair a condensate pipe problem as soon as possible.

Repairs do not fix themselves, so it’s important to call for air conditioning service as soon as you detect a problem. Total Comfort, Inc. is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so if you are experiencing issues with your AC, call us today!

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