When it comes to choosing your next home comfort system, you have a variety of options. To make sure that your next HVAC system works as effectively and efficiently as possible for the years to come, you want to ensure you work with a professional, to find the best option for your specific home and budget. One of these options is the ductless heating (and cooling!) system.
Rather than functioning with a system of ductwork, connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, the ductless system breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans in order to distribute heated or conditioned air throughout your home through air handlers, each mounted high up on the wall of each room it’s intended for. These systems are great investments for many homes, but unless you invest in professional Denver, CO ductless services, you may suffer from some unique ductless repair needs, as we’ve described below.
What Makes Ductless Systems Different?
There are so many benefits to using this type of system for your heating and air conditioning needs! But they also have unique qualities. These qualities aren’t necessarily bad, but rather just factors to be aware of when you choose a ductless system over a more traditional central system.
The main reason it’s important to be aware of these unique qualities is so that you’ll understand how vital it is that your ductless system is installed by highly trained and experienced professionals. Read on to learn more about the unique repair needs you may face otherwise:
Leaks Behind Air Handlers
Each of the wall-mounted air handlers attached to the outdoor unit are connected through a conduit, containing refrigerant, the power line, and the condensate line. This conduit runs right through your wall via a small hole that is drilled behind each air handler.
The condensate line is responsible for removing water moisture from the cooling process so that moisture doesn’t enter your living space instead. It is possible for this line to leak, however. And when water or other fluid (such as refrigerant) starts to develop between the air handler and the wall, the material of the wall will start weakening, until eventually, it causes the air handler to rip from the wall, and likely fall off.
Of course, this damages your property, and also leaves you with a broken air handler, too.
Broken Air Handler
Speaking of a broken air handler, there’s bad news and good news. The bad news is you have to deal with calling for a repair. The good news, however, is that if a single air handler breaks due to the above-mentioned problem, or even due to a failed motor or some other isolated issue, the remaining air handlers throughout your home will still run.
The only part of your home that loses heating (or cooling, in the summer) in this case is the room that houses the broken air handler. You’ll still want to call for repairs, of course, but you won’t need to worry about your whole house losing out on comfort due to a single broken component. This isn’t something that any other sort of central heater or air conditioner can offer.
Refrigerant loss or leaks are not necessarily unique to ductless systems, but what makes the problem unique for ductless systems is that the leak can be occurring right behind an air handler. This means that potentially hazardous refrigerant in its liquid form can be entering your home.
The risk of this happening is very low as long as you hire a pro for all your ductless service needs!
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