If you’re using a ductless system to keep warm this winter, you need to be keeping an eye out for any problems that may develop. One of the biggest problems that can afflict your system is dropping output. There are a number of reasons why this might be happening, all of which will require professional attention to be fixed. While you’re waiting for a professional to arrive, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why your ductless output might be dropping.
Ductless outputs are heat pumps; they don’t burn any fuel to generate heat. Instead, they evaporate and condense refrigerant to move pre-existing heat from one place to the other. The refrigerant is not consumed during this process, but is recycled back and forth between liquid and gaseous states. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will slowly drain the system of the fluid it needs to operate. This will cause a steady drop in output. If you notice any liquid leaking from your system, you should call for repairs to make sure it isn’t a refrigerant leak.
Ice on the Unit
You may notice ice building up on the outside portion of your ductless system during the winter months. This is because the siphoning of thermal energy from the air around the unit has actually lowered the temperature below freezing, causing the condensate on the coil to freeze over. Ductless systems normally have defrost cycles to combat this issue. However, if the defrost cycle malfunctions it could be serious trouble for your system. Ice prevents the coil from accessing the thermal energy in the outside air, which might be why your system’s output is dropping.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides ductless repair services throughout Palm City, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.