Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance: Professional vs. DIY

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

With YouTube and apps like Jiffy, it’s easier than ever to get the service you need right at your front door. Before you slump down in front of Netflix or head out to dinner with friends though, you should probably know the difference between things you can do yourself and when to call in a professional. Take a look below at a few simple examples of ductless air conditioner maintenance you can handle yourself and when to hire a trained technician.

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

Cleaning The Air Filter

Just like you, a ductless air conditioner needs to breathe in order to perform properly. This might seem silly but calling in a technician to clean your air filters is truly a waste of their time and your money. Instead, simply grab a step stool or chair and handle this one yourself.

Start by making sure the unit is off. Then look along the side for a release latch or button to remove the front cover of your interior unit. You should notice what looks like screens covering a large portion of the interior mechanisms – those are your air filters. Remove them by popping them out of place or sliding them out. Different models will vary but rest assured they are designed to be removed easily so don’t force them. Once removed, run them under warm water in the sink to remove any debris. You can also take a vacuum to these filters if you prefer. Once they’re clean and dry, put them back into place and reattach the front panel.

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

Clearing Ice Build-up

For this, you’ll need to head outside after you turn the unit completely off. Locate the outdoor compressor. If there is any ice build-up on the top or near the fan, you can melt it off with some cool or warm water. Never use hot water though.

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

Installation And Repairs

If you’re really faced with a big job like installing or repairing a ductless air conditioner, you’ll want to call a professional. There are tutorials online for the do-it-yourselfers out there, but having someone without the proper experience diagnosing your home’s heating and cooling is never a good idea.

Call Novel Care For Your Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

We have more than 35 years of HVAC experience, so your heating and cooling is in good hands. Our team has seen, repaired, installed, and maintained it all. Give us a call at 416-921-0000 to find out more. We’d be happy to help over the phone or dispatch a technician to diagnose any issues and answer your questions before starting any job. We want you to make informed decisions rather than be rushed into something you don’t fully understand.