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Mini-Split Maintenance

Is it time for your home’s mini-split routine maintenance? Then AirVantage will be happy to help! Serving Abbotsford and the surrounding area, we’re dedicated to using our experience to ensure that the mini-splits of our clients function as optimally as possible. When we’re finished with your maintenance, you can have peace of mind knowing that your mini-split systems will have what it takes to keep you and your family comfortable!

What Are the Benefits of Mini-Split Maintenance?

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Routine mini-split maintenance is important for ensuring the longevity and optimal functioning of your mini-split systems. A well-maintained system will have a longer lifespan than those without regular maintenance, helping you save on the cost of ductless air conditioner replacement. Mini-split units consist of both indoor and outdoor components. Maintaining these units involves upkeep of both parts, necessitating maintenance tasks that cater to both aspects. These tasks are essential for the proper functioning of the mini-split, as the indoor unit is responsible for distributing cooled or heated air, while the outdoor unit plays a crucial role in expelling heat and facilitating cooling. Some other benefits of regular mini-split maintenance include longer peak performance, better air quality, and reduced chances of unexpected breakdowns. These advantages underline the necessity of having an HVAC service that ensures the efficient operation of your mini-split systems. Additionally, regular maintenance helps keep your mini-split system functioning efficiently, minimizing energy consumption, and consequently, utility costs. This energy efficiency is an attractive trait of ductless air conditioners, making them a favorite for homeowners seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills. Moreover, with ductless systems, cleanliness and clear air filters are vital for optimal air quality. Dirty air filters can reduce the system's efficiency and worsen indoor air quality. Regular cleaning of air filters and mini-split filters forms an integral part of mini-split maintenance. Furthermore, mini-split maintenance can help detect potential issues early, such as refrigerant leaks or problems with ductless heat pumps. Early detection saves you from costly ductless air conditioner repair down the line, reducing the overall HVAC maintenance costs.

What Does Mini-Split Maintenance Entail?

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Mini-split maintenance includes checking the indoor unit for proper functioning, cleaning the air filter with a dry cloth or a garden hose, and ensuring the outdoor unit or condensing unit is clean and clear of any other debris. These steps ensure the efficient functioning of the ductless air conditioning system and the effective dispersal of cooled or heated air. The outdoor unit should have at least four feet of clearance all around to allow for adequate airflow. This clearance ensures the outdoor unit can expel heat effectively, which is essential for the ductless system's cooling function. Refrigerant lines should also be checked for any leaks, as these could severely impact the system's ability to cool or heat the air. In addition to these, ductless air conditioner installation and repair professionals will typically also inspect the electrical connections, check the indoor and outdoor components for any visible damage, and ensure that the ductless heat pump is functioning correctly in both heating and cooling modes. These thorough checks are crucial for the overall health of the mini-split unit. They also check the condenser coils in the outdoor unit to ensure they're clean and unblocked, as dirty or blocked coils can affect the system's ability to cool the air efficiently. Moreover, maintenance includes checking and adjusting the humidity control for the indoor unit, ensuring that the mini-split system operates efficiently throughout the cooling season, and providing optimal comfort. In short, regular maintenance ensures that the ductless mini-split systems can maintain their functionality, providing cool air efficiently and effectively when it's needed the most. With a well-maintained mini-split, you can enjoy a comfortable indoor environment year-round, irrespective of the outdoor temperature, thereby enhancing your home or workspace's overall comfort.

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You can always rely on the AirVantage crew to take care of your mini-split maintenance needs. Because we’ve been helping homeowners since 1962 and are committed to giving our customers the best experience possible, you can always count on Service That Soars when you contact us for your routine mini-split maintenance!

Contact us today if you’re interested in mini-split maintenance for your house. We’ll be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our mini-split services.

Mini-Splits Maintenance FAQ

Regular cleaning is essential for the optimal performance and longevity of a mini-split system. Generally, it's recommended to clean your mini-split system's air filters once a month, and a more thorough cleaning of the entire system, including both the indoor and outdoor units, should occur at least once a year.
Maintaining a mini-split heat pump involves several steps to ensure its efficient operation. Regular cleaning of the air filters, indoor unit, and outdoor unit is key, and checking the blockages in the condenser coils and maintaining at least four feet of clearance around the outdoor unit for optimal air circulation are also important.
With proper installation and regular maintenance, the average lifespan of a mini-split system can be anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Certain factors can influence this, including the quality of the initial ductless air conditioner installation, the level of maintenance performed, and the environmental conditions the system is exposed to.
Ideally, mini-split systems should not run out of refrigerant, as they operate in a closed loop. However, refrigerant levels can diminish if there is a leak in the system. Signs of a refrigerant leak can include reduced cooling power, ice formation on the outdoor unit, or a sudden spike in electricity bills.
The cost to replace refrigerant in a mini-split system can vary widely based on several factors, including the type of refrigerant, the extent of the refrigerant loss, and your location. It's important to remember that refrigerant should only be handled by a certified professional due to its potential environmental impact and the specialized equipment required for its handling and disposal.

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No matter what HVAC problem is standing in the way of your comfort, you can have peace of mind knowing that it won’t last long when we’re around. AirVantage has been helping homeowners with their HVAC since 1962, meaning that we have the necessary experience to resolve any problem that plagues your home. As a result, you can always expect Service That Soars from our team!

Interested in learning more about our services? Feel free to contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment!


Please call (604) 200-0178 or, contact us online to learn about the options for AC replacement and get a free estimate.

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