If you have been scheduling maintenance for your climate control systems for a while, and we sincerely hope you have, you probably already know that that the common schedule is once a year. There’s a reason for that, and it’s one that actually doesn’t quite apply to ductless mini splits. If you are using a ductless mini split system, you actually need to schedule maintenance twice as often as other systems. If you don’t, you won’t be able to reap the full benefits of preventive maintenance services.
Why Preventive Maintenance is Important
Proactivity is the key to keeping any HVAC system in good condition for as long as possible. Most of the problems that can develop in air conditioners, heaters, and heat pumps start out pretty subtle. They don’t give off any kind of symptoms that you would be able to recognize unless you closely examined the problem. That’s why it’s often so difficult to catch problems early enough to prevent most of the damage by simply waiting for a warning sign. If you actually want to prevent issues from getting too developed in your system, the best way to do it is to schedule preventive maintenance.
Preventive maintenance is so much better because it’s a proactive method for dealing with issues. Regularly scheduling maintenance gives your technician a chance to closely examine the system for issues, and catch them before they manage to progress too far. The earlier these issues are caught, the cheaper they tend to be to fix. You can save a pretty significant amount of money on repair issues over the life of your system by doing this. Assuming, of course, that you schedule it often enough.
Bi-Annual Ductless Maintenance
The annual maintenance recommendation for most HVAC systems is based on the amount of demand they experience over the course of a year. Most heaters and air conditioners only have one season of high demand, winter and summer respectively. In order to cope with those times of high demand, preventive maintenance is scheduled the season before. This ensures that the system is in top condition before it’s expected to perform at top levels. This changes for ductless mini splits.
Ductless systems offer both heating and air conditioning functions, which is the main reason that most people install them. Unfortunately, this also means that ductless systems accumulate twice as much wear and tear. The year-round use that most ductless systems are subjected to means that you need to schedule maintenance twice as often. You should have preventive maintenance done every spring and fall, to make sure that your ductless mini split is in good shape throughout the year. Even if you’ve missed that window for maintenance this year, though, you should still schedule it as quickly as possible. Better late than never, as the saying goes.
PRK Services, Inc. provides comprehensive ductless mini split maintenance services throughout Aubrey, TX. If you need maintenance services, we can help you out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.