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Mini-Split Maintenance

Want to keep your mini-split system in top shape throughout the year? Then we’ll be happy to help with its routine maintenance! At Comfort First Heating & Cooling, our professional, communicative, and caring technicians provide mini-split maintenance services for the Joliet region.

No matter how dirty your mini-split system is, you can have confidence that our team will restore it to normal. Reach out today to schedule maintenance for your mini-split unit.

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We Offer Mini-Split Maintenance for Many Illinois Locations

  • Aurora
  • Bolingbrook
  • Braceville
  • Braidwood
  • Carbon Hill
  • Channahon
  • Coal City
  • Crest Hill
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  • Diamond
  • Dwight
  • Elwood
  • Frankfort
  • Gardner
  • Godley
  • Homer Glen
  • Lemont
  • Lockport
  • Manhattan
  • Marseilles
  • Millington
  • Minooka
  • Mazon
  • Mokena
  • Montgomery
  • Morris
  • Naperville
  • New Lenox
  • Newark
  • Orland Park
  • Oswego
  • Plainfield
  • Plano
  • Rockdale
  • Romeoville
  • Seneca
  • Shorewood
  • Tinley Park
  • Verona
  • Wilmington
  • Yorkville

What Does Mini-Split Maintenance Include?

Mini-split maintenance is a comprehensive set of tasks aimed at keeping a mini-split system operating at optimal efficiency. This process involves cleaning or replacing the air filters, checking the refrigerant lines for leaks, ensuring the condensing unit is free from debris, and verifying that electrical connections are tight and secure. 

Other regular maintenance tasks also include inspecting the indoor and outdoor components to confirm they are working correctly. For ductless systems, it’s vital to clean the indoor unit’s coil and the outdoor unit’s condenser coils with a garden hose or a damp cloth to gently remove dust and other debris. These steps help maintain your system’s peak performance and extend its lifespan.

The Consequences of Neglecting the Maintenance of Your Mini-Split System

Reduced Energy Efficiency

Ignoring mini-split maintenance can significantly reduce the energy efficiency of your system. When filters are not cleaned regularly, they become clogged with dust and other particles, which forces the system to work harder to circulate air. This not only increases energy costs but also puts additional strain on the entire system — making it less efficient. 

A dirty coil or blocked condensing unit can impede the system’s ability to transfer heat effectively, leading to a decrease in cooling mode efficiency. As a result, the system consumes more energy to maintain the desired indoor temperature. This will quickly lead to elevated utility bills and potential long-term damage to the system.

IAQ Issues

Neglecting the maintenance of ductless mini-split systems also leads to indoor air quality problems. The air filter in a ductless mini-split system plays a crucial role in trapping dust, pollen, and other airborne particles. Without regular cleaning or replacement of these filters, pollutants can accumulate and circulate within your indoor environment.

Over time, the buildup of these contaminants can exacerbate allergies, respiratory problems, and other health issues for occupants. Additionally, a blocked drain line can cause water to back up, potentially leading to mold growth and further degrading indoor air quality. As such, maintaining clean air filters and ensuring the drain line is clear are key steps in preventing these issues.

Decrease in Comfort

Failure to adhere to a regular mini-split maintenance schedule can lower the performance of a mini-split system and cause comfort issues in the indoor environment. For instance, a ductless air conditioner that is not running efficiently due to dirty filters or coils may struggle to reach the set temperature, leading to uneven cooling and heating. This can cause certain areas to be too hot or too cold — negatively impacting indoor comfort. 

Furthermore, a system that is not maintained may experience more frequent breakdowns, leading to significant discomfort during extreme weather conditions. Regularly performing maintenance tasks ensures that each part of the ductless system is working properly, which prevents major issues that can quickly lead to a decline in comfort levels.

Schedule Maintenance for Your Mini-Split Unit Today

From cleaning the outdoor unit to tuning up the indoor unit, you can count on our team to provide thorough, proper maintenance. Additionally, we also offer furnace services, IAQ services, and more so that you can keep your home comfortable all year round.

Call Comfort First Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our maintenance services and to schedule one for your home.

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