Ductless HVAC systems have grown in popularity in Crestwood, MO, due to their space-saving design. However, this convenience comes with hidden issues that can damage your home. Here are a few problems that can occur with these systems and how to spot them early.
Leaking Condensate Lines
Ductless systems create condensation that then needs to drain. The low-impact design of ductless systems requires the use of drain lines within your walls. These lines can develop leaks over time and cause your wall to soften as they soak up moisture from these leaks.
Leaks that go unnoticed can damage your wall to the point that it can no longer support an air handler. Periodically check the wall around each air handler for watermarks or softening. If you suspect a problem, call for service to prevent this from developing into a disaster.
Air Handler Failures
Every air handler in your system uses a fan to blow treated air into your home. The more moving parts a system contains, the more failures become possible. Luckily, mechanical failures in air handlers are easy to recognize.
Fans often create loud noises before they fail. They will squeak or rattle as their bearings wear out or create a loud hum as they try to push past added tension. If you hear a change in the sound your air handler makes while it is running, it needs servicing.
Leaking Refrigerant Lines
As with the drain lines, each air handler has refrigerant lines running to it through your walls. A leak in a refrigerant line will not cause wall damage, but if it goes unnoticed for too long, your entire system could fail. Low refrigerant causes all units to work harder to keep your home comfortable.
This problem is not as obvious as the others, but a careful homeowner can still spot it early. The leak will affect one unit more than the others and show one area having a different temperature than the rest of your home. If you notice a difference from one area to the next, your system needs attention.
Call our experts at C & G Heating & Cooling if you think your HVAC system needs servicing. We also offer 24-hour emergency service to all in the Crestwood, MO, area. We take your comfort and safety seriously and will answer your call promptly.
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