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If you have any questions about Mini Split Systems, Central Air Conditioner Systems, Air Conditioner units in general or Air Conditioning Installation questions , then we've got the answers you need! We carry many brands like Midea, AirCon, YMGI, Daikin, Chigo, Mr Whisper, Cooper & Hunter, and Goodman Air Conditioner which is now Daikin Air Conditioner. Mini Split Air Conditioner and Minisplit Heat Pump are a tidy and energy conscious Ductless Air Conditioning alternative for that space that does not have ductwork. A properly installed Split System Air Conditioning, like Best Air Conditioner Units, can deliver precise climate control throughout an entire house for as long as 15 years. These Ductless Mini Split and Ductless Heating and Cooling, although eliminating many of the associated with Split System, do require some regular maintenance if you want to ensure efficient performance and extend the life span of your Mini Split. Mini Split Air Conditioning may provide flawless indoor comfort well beyond a decade, provided you do a little routine cleaning, yearly professional maintenance, and address small problems that may arise with expedience. One major “preventative care” routine worth establishing is proper grounds maintenance of the area in proximity to the outdoor compressor of your Heat Pump System. Keeping this area mowed, trimmed, and free of debris will avoid problems with airflow which can be caused by compressor obstruction. Leaves, limbs, and brush should be raked or otherwise moved away from the location of your compressor. Keeping brushy plants several yards away, and any grasses tightly mowed will make this job much easier, in the long run. The Split AC System condenser, itself, should also be checked regularly for debris and dirt, and cleaned when necessary. If the metal housing appears dirty, hose the dirt off with a garden hose. This is especially important during seasons of heavy Heating and Cooling Units usage.
Periodically, you should also be checking to make sure the compressor condenser is level. This is easy enough to do, by checking witha simple bubble level. Over time, the condenser of your Air Conditioning Ductless may sink, which can greatly reduce the performance of your air conditioner. If your Air - Conditioning Ductless compressor/condenser seems to be becoming unlevel, measures should be taken to resolve this to avoid problems in the future.
Make sure to check the air filter of your Air Conditioning Ductless at least once per month. Some Air Conditioning Ductless, or programmable Air Conditioning Ductless thermostats, have built in mechanisms which will provide you with a reminder that it is time to change the filter. Pay attention to the reminders, and make sure to clean or change the filter according to your Air Conditioning Ductless’s operation manual. Allowing your Air Conditioning Ductless air filter to get dirty will restrict the air flow, lower the quality of the incredibly clean return air that Air Conditioning Ductless will provide, and may cause other problems with the system. So, if you see dirt on the filter, clean or change it right away, depending on the Air Conditioning Ductless model and filter type that you have. Make sure to use the correct filter, per your Air Conditioning Ductless owner’s manual, or as your HVACservice technician for a recommendation.
During a heavy season of cooling, you will want to check the condensate pan and trap every three months. Drain any condensate that has collected in your Air - Conditioning Ductless condensate pan, and clean out the trap to maintain proper drainage.
Maintaining your Air - Conditioning Ductless properly will go a long way to wards keeping your Air - Conditioning Ductless running efficiently, and it cooling powers at their best. It should also minimize the need to have your Air - Conditioning Ductless serviced frequently, due to problems which can arise with your Air - Conditioning Ductless system. However, it is still important to employ a little professional maintenance as well, to keep your Air - Conditioning Ductless in peak shape and identify small issues before they become larger problems. Have a professional HVAC technician come out, routinely, once a year for additional yearly maintenance. The technician will be able to thoroughly check and clean your air conditioning system’s components, set your thermostat so that it works correctly through out the season, and check your refrigerant. If the refrigerant volume is low, your HVAC technician will be able to add refrigerant to the system, and check for suspected leaks if your refrigerant volume is abnormally low. If leaks are found in the refrigerant lines of your Air - Conditioning Ductless, the HVAC technician will be able to identify and repair them, avoiding future performance problems, and environmental hazards.
SUPPLEMENTAL MINI SPLITS CAN DELIVER A GOOD NIGHTS REST
Luckily, for many of us, we can always for sake a day of intolerable weather, and come indoors to our air conditioned homes. A little retreat from the sun and heat and sweating, where we can read a book, relax a little, and feel like “people.” Ah, the joys of central air, truly a miracle when summer becomes too much of a good thing.
However, if you live in a multiple story home, the luxury of central air may lose its luster on those warm summer nights, when you head off to bed. All of a sudden, it doesn’t seem to be cutting the mustard. Is this thing on? While the living room had been a comforting oasis, the upstairs bedroom just feels warm and stagnant.
This is the time many are likely to go and check the thermostat. It may seem to be set low enough, you might even hear the compressor running, with all of its might. You might even pass another family member in the hallway, also scratching their heads about their uncomfortable bedroom climate. The instinct here is to crank the thermostat down, and hope for relief. However, the down stairs will now anyone who stays up late or gets up in the morning with a near-arctic freeze. Many people who take their central air conditioning for granted during the day, find themselves in a tossy, turny, uncomfortable war with it at night, in their up stairs bedrooms.
There are several factors which contribute to this very common pitfall of multiple storied homes with central air. First off, there is the fact that the warmer air is less dense, and lighter, than the cooler, air conditioned air. So, naturally, that air will rise to wards the ceiling, trapping itself under the roof and warming up the upper stories. Second, you have the proximity of your uppermost story to the roof. Because these rooms are located at the underside of the roof, they are exposed to all of that heat that the roof collects from the sun. Additionally, these rooms may not be in close enough proximity to the central thermostat of a centralized air conditioning system. If the thermostat is taking a reading from the center of the home, the air conditioning compressor will not be responding to the warmest nooks and crannies on your upper floor; rather, it is designed to respond to the ambient temperature and humidity of that central area. You may have to turn the air down to an arctic freeze before achieving comfort in those rooms that tend to stay warm. And, lastly, there is the issue of insufficient air flow, common with central air that services multiple stories or sun rooms, additions, etc. Without enough air flow capacity, the conditioned air from your compressor will never make it to those tricky spaces, even if you do turn the thermostat way down.
It is far more efficient to install a single zone Air - Conditioning - Ductless in these select areas of your home. Air - Conditioning - Ductless can bring these dank or warm bedrooms down to the exact climate each sleeper would like to enjoy in a matter of minutes. With a relatively simple and non-damaging installation, each individual can have his or her own small Air - Conditioning - Ductless air handler with its own personalized cooling (and heating, if needed) and dehumidification settings. This is actually a step up from the central air, as every member of the family can choose their own preferences. Perhaps you have a nursery that you would like to be careful not to dry out, but also a master bedroom connected to a bathroom, which is prone to humidity that you would like to vanish. Each room, with its own Air - Conditioning - Ductless handler, will receive the exact climate control you have dedicated to that room.
The customization of Air Conditioning - Ductless systems does not end there. Many Air Conditioning - Ductless are equipped with time sensitive thermostats, which can actually remind the system to ramp down during the hours that the Air Conditioning - Ductless does not need to be used, suchas the hours when everyone is away at work or school. Multiple modes and fan speeds allow the user to truly take charge of their personal space. All the while, all the bedrooms can run on one single, externally located Air Conditioning - Ductless sir compressor/condenser.
Adding a Air Conditioning Ductless System system to manage the trickier areas, when the central air just doesn’t cut it, has the potential tosave a ton of electrical waste and costs over the alternative of over-running your central air compressor. Not only will it bring the comfort you deserve directly to you, without trying to waste fully “trick” an inefficient system to do the same, but they are also more efficient in their operation, in general. For example, the fact that Air Conditioning Ductless System has no ducts, there is no “duct loss”,an energy casualty that may account for as much as 30% of the power consumed torun a central air system. There are noleaky ducts, common in central air, as there are no ducts to leak. You are also getting more bang for your buck, as Air Conditioning Ductless System possess more square-foot cooling capacity, per BTU, than many central air and ductless window units do. Air Conditioning Ductless System include some of the most efficient air conditioning appliance son the market, with Seasonal Energy Efficiency ratings up to 26. (This is twice the SEER required for an Energy Star.)
The Air Conditioning Ductless Units of today are designed to be unobtrusive and silent. So, you won’t have to worry that this solution will bring with it the problems of working ina large or cumber some piece of equipment into your space. The air handlers of Air Conditioning Ductless Units tend to be inconspicuous and small, mounted up on a wall, closer to the ceiling. There are even options available now which,literally, work your Air Conditioning Ductless Units air handler right in with your interior décor. LG produces an ArtCool line of Air Conditioning Ductless Units which dual purpose as a frame for your personal choice of artwork or photography. So, these days you have the option of choosing a Air Conditioning Ductless Units that will virtually disappear into your room, providing you with comfortable climate control which seems to arrive like magic. Whatever your preferences might be, there are Air Conditioning Ductless Units designs to choose from that are bound to appeal to you.
Along with the greater control and efficiency that you will get with your Ductless Units, you will also likely end up with better air quality than you would have received with your central air. There are two reasons for this, one being that a primary cause of “bad air” is the central air conditioner itself, and the other being that there are additional features integrated into many Ductless Units that actually improve air quality. Because Ductless Units are ductless, you will not have the problem of mold and other contaminants that sometimes collect and grow in duct systems, which in a central air system are destined to circulate all throughout the house. Ductless Units systems utilize new self-maintenance technologies which help protect against mold and bacterial growth within the system. Golden Fin technology, or “GoldFin” coating on the condensers of LG Ductless Units, combats corrosion from regular use or saltier conditionings from having destructive effects on your Ductless Units compressor/condenser system. Some Mitsubishi Ductless Units models utilize UV light to combat mold. Additionally, most Ductless Units contain washable and replaceable filtration mechanisms that go farabove and beyond the intake filter of your central air. Active carbon filters, ionization filters, biofilters and even plasma filters work to remove pollutants and allergens from your indoor space. There are even filters available on the Ductless Units markets which infuse the return air with Vitamin C inorder to reduce stress and soften your skin! Yet another reason a Ductless Units will be a great addition to your air-conditioning-challenged bedroom. While you sleep in your more comfortable climate, you will also likely have a more restorative sleep with the air you breathe healthy, fresh and free of contaminants.
The only drawback to supplementing your central air with single zone Ductless Systems in these choice areas, such as the upstairs bedrooms, is that they will cost more, initially, than a window unit. While window units can be purchased for under $200 (for relatively inefficient and unattractive units), a Ductless System system is likely to begin at three times that. High end Ductless Systems of larger capacities and with higher SEER scores can even run into the thousands, costing as much as a central air system. They also require a bit of professional installation and maintenance, which adds to the overall cost of a Ductless System system. Also, it does not have the portability of a window unit; as Ductless System is a more permanent solution, it is not something you would readily move from room to room, or location to location. A Ductless System system is more like your central air, in that it is installed “for good,” and maintained as you would your central air conditioning.
For a typical bedroom, you will probably need a small capacity 9,000 BTU single-zone Ductless Air unit. For the highest efficiency, you will want to find a model with a high (low 20’s and above) SEER rating and a multiple-speed compressor with inverter technology. Inverter compressor technology is what allows your Ductless Air to respond to your thermostat settings, by directing the compressor to run at the lowest RPM setting needed to maintain your climate control desires. If you have a larger room or are sleeping in afinished attic, you may want to look into a 12,000 BTU Ductless Air. If there are multiple bedrooms which all could use some extra comfort, there are Ductless Air configurations available in which multiple air handlers of multiple capacities can be installed, all running off of one single outdoor Ductless Air compressor unit.
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
Although many repairs will require the assistance of a professional HVAC technician, a little troubleshooting can be helpful before running straight to the phone book or Craigslist. Troubleshooting can help you identify some of the common smaller problems that arise with central air conditioning and Ductless - Air units that may actually be a quick and inexpensive fixthat you can do yourself. Once you have rules these out, you will know that it is truly time to call a professional.
“My air conditioning/compressor/condenser isn’t running, at all.”
If there does not seem to be an electrical issue in these areas, check your air conditioner’s thermostat. You may have overlooked that you have set the thermostat set too high for the condenser to run. Try lowering the thermostat settings by 5 degrees and see if the condenser resumes. Also, if you are using a Ductless - Air which works with a battery powered wireless remote, make sure to change the batteries of the Ductless - Air remote. If your air conditioner still does not work, it is time to call a professional, as you may either have a faulty motor, or a faulty compressor. The line voltage may also be too low to run your Ductless - Air.
“The cooling is uneven, leaving areas of the house stagnant and warm.”
To balance your central air conditioning system, you will need to open all of the registers inyour home, by moving the small lever located on each vent. Check the return registers for any obstruction, so air can flow freely back into the system. Run your central air conditioning for several minutes and walk around your home, locating the areas that seem to be a problem. Partially close the air delivery vents in the spaces that seem to be too cold, and continue running the air conditioner for several minutes. Then, check to see if the increased air flow to the warmer spaces is balancing out the temperatures between the cooler and warmer areas. You may have to play with this a bit
This is not going to be a problem you will find with Air Conditioning system, as the air flow from each Air Conditioning handler is only meant for its particular zone. So, the Air Conditioning is really only meant to distribute the conditioned air into one space. However, if your Air Conditioning air conditioner is not of a large enough capacity for the space you have it installed, you may not get proper cooling infar areas where there is not enough air flow.
“My air conditioneris not cooling adequately.”
Of course, ductwork obstructions are not going to be an issue in ductless Air Ductless systems. However, many of the troubleshooting tips still apply. Make sure your thermostat is set low enough to trigger the compressor of your Air Ductless on. Check the air filters for optimal airflow. Take a look at your Air Ductless air handler to make sure there is not an obstacle in the way of the in take or discharge ports. Are there a lot of people, or a heat source, in the room? This can make it more difficult for the Air Ductless to properly cool the room. Is there a window open which is allowing your cool air to escape? If you have a Air Ductless which is of the proper capacity for the space that it is meant to service, and you have checked all of these things, it may be time to call an HVAC professional.
“My air conditioneris running, but not cooling at all.”
Again, you should first check your thermostat. Lower it by 5 degrees and see if that does not cause your compressor to ramp up. Check your condenser for dirt or yard debris, and clean it out. Clean the coils and straighten any fins that need straightening. Air - Ductless condensers require a little regular maintenance as well, and canbe blasted a few times per season with a garden hose.
If there is any debris blocking the condenser, such as weeds, grass, or vines, remove them. Check the evaporator of a central air conditioning system also, and clean it if needed. If none of these seem to be the source of the problem, it is time to call a professional. You may have a faulty compressor, or you may need additional refrigerant added to the system.
“The condenser ofmy air conditioner keeps turning on and off, repeatedly.
Again, your air conditioning condenser may be dirty, so run outside and check the coils and fins and clean if necessary. If these are clean and unobstructed, it may be the evaporator that is dirty, which is a fairly common problem with a central air conditioner. If the evaporator of your central air conditioning system is accessible (the plenum has foil-wrapped insulation at its front, rather than a sealed sheet metal box), you can clean the evaporator.
If the compressor of a Air - Ductless runs, but soon stops, it is likely an obstruction in front of the condenser coil, so go outside and take a look. This problem can be avoided by proper Air - Ductless condenser maintenance, and tidy maintenance of the grounds nearthe Air - Ductless compressor.
This problem may also arise when a Air - Ductless System is of too large a capacity for the space it is intended to cool. Because of strong air blasts which can hit the back wall and rebound back towards the air handler, the Air - Ductless System thermostat may keep receiving temporary reading that are lower than the actual temperature. This triggers the Air - Ductless System compressor to slow or stop, only to resume a moment later, when the cool blasts stop and the ambient temperature is correctly read. This can begin a cycle of cutting on and off, repeatedly; yet another reason it is important to choose a Air - Ductless System of the right capacity for the zone it is meant to cool.
“I hear a clicking sound in my Air - Ductless Units air conditioner.”
In order to stay aslight weight and compact as they are, many of the components of modern Air - Ductless Units are made of plastic. Plastic parts may shrink or expand during the sudden changes in temperature which are a natural part of any heating or cooling operation, potentially making a clicking sound.
This kind of sound is normal when the Air - Ductless Units air conditioner is initially ramping up to cool or heat your space. It should soon disappear. If it does not, it may be time to contact an HVAC technician to investigate what else might be causing the issue.
“My Air - Ductless Units Operations lamp is blinking/on and my system is not working.”
If your Air - Ductless Units system’s normal operational lighting looks like everything is A-OK, but your outdoor compressor is not running properly, you might need to turn the power off and on, and restart the air conditioner. Sometimes, the use of cellular phones near the air conditioner may causea disturbance. If this does not resolve the problem, begin troubleshooting the compressor/condenser.
Most Air / Ductless s have some built in warnings which can give you a heads up that something isn’t working properly; if not help you locate the problem. However, if your Air / Ductless system’s main light is blinking, or doing something out of the ordinary, and your system is not operating properly, it is probably about time to call an HVAC technician, preferably one that is familiar with Air / Ductless systems.
MINI SPLIT AIR FILTERS
Carbon or “Activated Carbon” filters are responsible for removing both odors and toxins from your Air Conditioning’s return air supply. “Activated carbon” is charcoal, treated with oxygen or another substance in order to alter itssurface area. The microscopic nooks and crannies created by this process can increase the surface area of the carbon by up to 1,500 square meters, per gram of carbon. It also charges the carbon particles slightly, giving them the abilityto attract very small particles when added to your Air Conditioning filter. So, the carbon filter is an important assistant in removing tiny particles of dust and debris from the return air of your Air Conditioning air handler. The carbon filter also removes odor causing compounds such as ammonia, and deactivated toxic chemical gases, such as formal dehyde. Active carbon may be built in to an Electrostatic Filter of a Air Conditioning, increasing its ability to remove impurities.
Electrostatic filters are made from materials that tend to generate their own electrostatic charge, so, they do not require any external power to work. The slight charge of the electrostatic filter of a Air Conditioning causes the fibers of the material to move around into positive positions, attracting air borne contaminants like a magnet. The electrostatic filter of your Air Conditioning is responsible for catching odor-causer sand allergens such as smoke, pet hair, and dander, before your Air Conditioning returns the air to the room.
Ion, ionic, or silver ion filters are often included as a part of a Air - Conditioning’s filtration system, and increase the health of your Air - Conditioning’s return air, by destroying and removing harmful bacterial cells. The ions of a Air - Conditioning ion filter actually mess around with the cell’s inner workings, so they do not return in the air and make you ill. Many ion filters also send out silver ions with the return air, for increased air health. Some Air - Conditioning’s ion feature also includes IONIZATION, which continuously infuse the return air of your Air - Conditioning with anions, which are beneficial for circulation, lung health, and prevention of asthma and pneumonia.
Plasma filters work by creating a high voltage ion generator. When the air passes through this zone of your Air - Conditioning filter, it is converted to plasma, and up to 95% of the dust, smoke, or pollen particles will be removed in the electrostatic filter.
Biofilters are a relatively new technology being used on Air - Conditioning air filters, but may be included in your Air - Conditioning air filtration. Biofilters utilize natural, biological enzymes which dissolve the cell walls and contents of many bacterial and mold cells. A biofilter, when added to your Air - Conditioning air filtration system, will first catch these microscopically small dust and microbial particles in a physical filter. There, the biological enzymes will neutralize and/or absorb the bacterial, fungi, and microbes, preventing them fromre-polluting the air as they might in a ducted central air system.
Vitamin C filters are supplemental filters for your Air - Conditioning which infuse the return air of your Air - Conditioning air handler with vitamin C. Some of these filters may continue to work for two years, delivering supplemental vitamin C to the air. The addition of vitamin C to your Air - Conditioning’s return air supply works to soften your skin, and may reduce your stress level.