How is your home’s ductless AC system holding up? Mid-August is one of the hottest parts of the year. Part of what makes the forecast so unbearable is that humidity and mugginess are much worse than dry heat alone. So when you seek relief from the relentless heat, you typically turn on the air conditioner. But pushing your thermostat higher won’t be enough to bring you the comfort you desire.
Monitor the Condensation Drainage From the Outdoor Unit
First things first, keep an eye on the outdoor unit. Your HVAC, even when it doesn’t carry ductwork, still produces moisture. This condensation accumulates more quickly when the cooling mode is on. The purpose of the evaporator coil is to remove excess condensate. If something is wrong with the condensate suction tube, your residential HVAC system won’t be as effective.
Allow It to Keep Running
We know that this advice sounds strange. Wouldn’t leaving it on all the time be counterproductive? Despite what you think, doing this is beneficial. Find the most comfortable setting, and your ductless AC will do the rest! As long as it is always cycling, it will reach optimal performance. Turning off the system or changing the load demand impedes your system’s operations. Unlike its central heating and cooling counterpart, you don’t have to turn it down before leaving the house.
Change Out the Old Air Filter
We also recommend swapping out the older air filter. Clogged air filters drastically decrease the indoor air quality of your home. By replacing the air filters at regular intervals, you ensure stronger airflow. What does this mean for you? You get fresher air; stuffy, stale air is moved elsewhere or expelled entirely. Some factors to consider are the quality of the filter’s manufacture, the presence of pets, and how often you clean your house from top to bottom. Generally speaking, you change the filters every three months. Depending on the status and disposition of your filters, changing them once a month or even twice a month could be necessary.
Put the Fan on AUTO Mode
Our last recommendation has to do with fan speed. Set your ductless AC to AUTO mode. Worrying about the fan speed is relatively unimportant. The reason why the AUTO setting is so useful is that it adjusts itself. You won’t have to fiddle with the temperature. Plus, you’ll see some extra money savings because AUTO is more energy efficient.
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