Ductless Air Conditioning Experts
Repairs, Maintenance, Installation
Ductless Air Conditioners are an excellent choice for homeowners with no ductwork in their home, or homes not originally designed for air conditioning like many in Santa Fe. TLC’s expert HVAC technicians can provide custom options that fit each homeowner’s needs. TLC’s team of technicians are also fully qualified to repair and maintain all makes and models of ductless air conditioners.
What Are Ductless Air Conditioners?
A ductless air conditioning system is typically referred to as a mini split system provides zoned cooling without any ductwork. Like refrigerated air conditioners, mini split systems have an outdoor compressor/condenser unit. But also include an indoor air handling unit mounted to the wall.
The main advantage of ductless air conditioners are their small size and flexibility for cooling individual rooms or areas in a home. Many models can have as many as 4 indoor air handlers (for 4 zones or rooms) connected to the outdoor unit. The number of units needed depends on how much cooling is required for the home or each zone. Each zone has its own thermostat, so you only need to cool the space when its occupied, saving money and energy.
Benefits to Ductless Mini Split Systems
Ductless air conditioners are a great option if you have an older home, or your home wasn’t originally designed for air conditioning. Other options include if you’ve added a room addition or a room that needs extra cooling.
Ductless Mini Split System FAQs
Explore our commonly asked questions about mini split systems here in our FAQ section.
Troubleshooting a Ductless Mini Split AC Unit
If you are having issues with your Ductless Mini Split, try some of the trouble shooting tips below. If none of these seem to fix your problem, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with a TLC technician.
If you Mini Split doesn’t come on you want to check the simple things like does it have power. Make sure the breaker isn’t tripped. If it does have power see if it’s showing a weird code on the display. If so, look in your owner’s manual for it outside of any of these things you should call a technician.
Typically you’ll only see it go into defrost in the winter when you’re using it for heating and when it’s really cold outside. Most units now are designed to run at -10 and are set up to where you shouldn’t really notice a defrost cycle. If you do notice or its not heating because of how much it’s in defrost, you should call a technician to look at it.
The most common reason for loss of cold air on a mini split is as simple as a dirty filter. Regular filter maintenance is key to keeping your unit cooling at peak efficiency. If cleaning the filter doesn’t fix your problem, consider giving TLC a call.
The number one cause of leaks on a ductless air conditioner is due to a clogged condensate line. These lines allow the condensation from freezer coils to drain safely away from your unit. Water appearing around or under the unit can indicate a clogged line.
A properly maintained ductless AC unit rarely grows mold. If you do not see any visible signs of mold but wish to be sure, a technician can examine your unit.