How to get the best efficiency from your ductless mini-split system.
For an increasing number of households in the Eastern Panhandle region (particularly older homes), ductless mini-splits have become the preferred air conditioning method.
Ductless mini-split systems offer efficient cooling without the need for a complete ductwork installation. They do this by transferring heat between the inside and outside of your house. An indoor air handler draws in warm air from your living space and transfers it to an outdoor condenser. (A small pipe connects the two components through your wall.) The outdoor condenser expels the heat outside. Then, cooled air is pumped back into your home.
Ductless mini-split systems have incredible advantages. They offer zoned cooling, so you can save money by reducing the cooling in rooms you aren’t occupying. Since there’s no ductwork, you don’t need to worry about losing cool air through leaky ducts, which the Department of Energy says can contribute to about 30 percent of A/C energy consumption.
Just like with a central A/C system, it’s essential that you get regular maintenance for your ductless mini-splits. Here are four reasons that an annual mini-split tune-up is a good idea.
Maintenance improves your energy efficiency.
All cooling equipment loses efficiency with extended use. If you don’t bring in a professional to inspect and calibrate your equipment, you’ll use more electricity to stay comfortable in the summer.
A tune-up is preferable to a breakdown.
Most HVAC breakdowns can be avoided with proper maintenance. An annual tune-up allows our technician to look for lingering issues with your mini-split. That way, we can fix them long before they cause a breakdown and require an expensive repair visit.
Mini-split maintenance ensures a longer service life.
One of the tremendous benefits of a ductless mini-split system is its life expectancy, which far exceeds central A/C and window A/C equipment. But you need to maintain your equipment to get the best possible service life. With an annual A/C tune-up, your mini-splits could last well over 20 years!
A tune-up can Improve your indoor air quality.
Did you know that the air inside your home is often two to five times more polluted than the air outside? There are cases where indoor air is 100 times more polluted!
While mini-splits may not circulate dust and debris as intensely as a ductwork system would, they can still be passages from airborne pollutants, especially if they don’t receive regular service. During your mini-split tune-up, a Roach Energy technician will change or clean any filters and clean your condenser of debris that might find its way into your home and negatively impact your air quality.
A Roach Energy service plane ensures your mini-split gets the service it needs.
The best way to ensure that your ductless A/C equipment receives a regular tune-up is with a Gold Heat Pump Service Plan. This comprehensive coverage from Roach Energy includes:
A FREE annual tune-up
Priority emergency service
Full coverage of designated parts.
A 25% discount on parts and labor.
We have other levels of service plan coverage to match your needs and budget. Get in touch with us to enroll in a service plan or schedule your A/C tune-up.