As any homeowner in Toronto and the GTA already knows, the better you maintain an appliance, the longer it lasts. Ductless air conditioners are no different. Get to know some of the basics of DIY ductless maintenance below for some simple tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your air conditioner.
The Basics Of DIY Ductless Maintenance
A ductless air conditioner isn’t too tricky to maintain, as long as you don’t forget about it. Neglecting your responsibilities is a great way to shave years off your unit.
For starters, be sure to keep an eye on your ductless air conditioner. Think of it like the lint trap in you dryer, you’ll want to keep it clear of any dust and debris that might clog it up over time. And that includes taking a look outside too at the condenser for any ice build up that may occur over time. Just make sure you turn the unit off before you go poking around trying to keep it clean. This is for your own safety of course.
Another common form of DIY ductless maintenance is actually very easy since it requires very little effort. Keep things away from your indoor and outdoor units. Sounds simple but people forget that ductless is all about airflow. Block the flow, and you force your ductless unit to work harder than it should – which leads to bigger problems later.
A few other DIY ductless maintenance tips include cleaning certain elements of the unit itself, but you really shouldn’t be doing this yourself unless you have some experience. Hiring a professional to take a look once every year or two is the best way to prolong your ductless unit without making things worse or voiding the warranty.
When DIY Ductless Maintenance Isn’t Getting The Job Done
There’s never any shame in calling for help when it comes to appliances. Even if the problem is something small, having the right professional take a look is always safer than trying to look up a tutorial online. Trust us, we’ve answered plenty of calls in our 30 years where the wrong person has tampered with something and it only makes our job take a bit longer.
Instead, why not give us a call directly if you have any questions or concerns at 647-547-9207. Our thoroughly trained teams are always standing by to help – which is why we’re available 24/7. DIY ductless maintenance isn’t always enough to fix an issue, so save yourself the hassle and let the professionals take a look. We serve all of Toronto and the GTA. Simply call: 647-547-9207