We’ve heard through the grapevine, and through our own experiences servicing HVAC systems, that some homeowners don’t think their mini-split heating system needs nearly as much maintenance as a traditional system would. Sorry to say it, but that’s just not true. No matter what kind of system you have, the only way to keep it in good condition and running efficiently is by properly maintaining it. When it comes to taking care of your mini split heating system, here are a few steps you should take.
Keep the outside unit clean.
This is one of the simplest tasks you can do. Every so often, especially after a storm, check the outside unit to make sure it’s not covered in dust, dirt, or other debris that could inhibit its functioning. Once it’s clear, use a damp cloth and safe cleaning solution to wipe down the exterior.
Give the unit room to breathe.
While you need to make sure the outside unit doesn’t have anything covering it, the inside unit needs just as much open space. Don’t put large furniture or paintings too close to the unit, as this can cause it to collect dust and hurt its efficiency.
Clean the filters.
Mini split heating systems typically have reusable filters, so once a month, remove them and use a dry cloth to wipe them free of dirt and dust. If your filters are dirty, your unit won’t be able to work officially and could break down sooner.
Have it professionally serviced.
While it’s great to perform regular maintenance tasks on your own, you should have your unit serviced twice a year by a professional to make sure all its parts are in place and there are no potential problems. If there are, a professional can spot them early enough to make sure they don’t cause more damage.
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