Modern ductless heating systems are designed in such a way that they rarely run into trouble. Part of the reason for this is the quite obvious fact that ductless units don’t need ducts. Standard forced-air heating and air conditioning systems can put a lot of pressure on the ductwork, causing it to develop leaks and cracks or even causing pieces to collapse. This leads to inefficient heating and cooling or uneven air distribution that will also wear down your HVAC unit and leave you calling for repairs.
Fortunately, ductless heating systems will never run into this type of trouble. However, there are a few repairs common to ductless heating systems that you should watch out for. If you notice any sign that something isn’t quite right—from a strange sound to a full-on breakdown—schedule your heating service in Los Angeles with AZ Air Conditioning and Heating.
- Low Refrigerant: Many homeowners are surprised to learn that low refrigerant is actually a reason for their ductless heating trouble. Many people will ask, “But isn’t refrigerant used for cooling?” Indeed this chemical blend is used to evaporate and absorb heat from your home during the heating season and carry it outside. But this same blend is used to carry heat into your home in the winter. Low refrigerant can be detrimental to your compressor, so leaks must be repaired right away.
- Faulty Fan Motor: There is a fan in both your compressor and each of your indoor air handlers that requires a motor to run. If the motor fails or if it is not receiving enough voltage, you’ll either feel reduced heating or, in some cases, no heat at all.
- Broken Reversing Valve: The reversing valve is the piece that allows your unit to function as both a heating system and an air conditioning system. When this valve will not activate, none of the air handlers in your unit can function properly, delivering cool air to your home in the winter instead of warmth.
Ductless heating repair is generally far more difficult than it first appears, and it requires the expertise of a heating professional. Call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating to speak with experts about your particular needs for ductless heating repair.