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Why Your Ductless Installation Requires a Pro

woman-in-modern-living-room-remotely-turning-on-ductless-air-handlerHave you ever heard of an AC installation that could lead to an unexpected air conditioning repair in Waterloo, IA? This seems counterintuitive, but amateur installation can absolutely lead to unexpected service needs later on. To ensure that your air conditioner functions as effectively and efficiently as it should throughout the years, then you want to work with a professional for your installation.

There is no exception for a ductless HVAC system.

Rather than operating through a system of air ducts connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless HVAC system breaks up the indoor unit and blower fans into individualized air handlers, mounted high up on the wall in each room it’s installed in. The thing is, ductless installation is unique, and without the right team on your side, you could wind up with problems, which we’ll get to in a moment. In the meantime, read on to learn what makes a ductless system special.

How Are Ductless Systems Unique?

First off, we want to say, there are many benefits to using a ductless system for your air conditioning needs. There are also unique qualities, however. They’re not bad qualities, but definitely, factors to be aware of when choosing a ductless air conditioner over a more traditional central air conditioner.

The biggest reason you should be aware of the unique qualities of ductless systems is so that you will understand how important it is that yours is installed by highly trained and experienced professionals. Read on to learn more!

Water Leaks behind the Air Handlers

Each of the wall-mounted air handler units has a series of connections housed in them, which is routed through a hole in the wall behind each air handler. These are conduits containing a power line, refrigerant line, and condensate line.

The condensate line is responsible for removing water moisture from the cooling process so that moisture doesn’t infiltrate your living space.

It’s possible for this line to leak, however. And when water or any other fluid—such as refrigerant—starts to develop between the air handler and the wall, the material of the wall will start to weaken. This eventually causes the air handler to rip from the wall, and probably fall off. Of course, this damages your wall, not to mention the air handler!

Broken Air Handlers

So there’s some bad news, but also good news when you have a broken air handler. The bad news, of course, is that you have a broken air handler and therefore no cooling (or heating) in the room where that air handler is.

The good news is that if a single air handler breaks down due to a failed motor or some other one-off problem, the remaining air handlers throughout your living space will still continue to operate.

The only part of your living space that loses cooling, in this case, will be the room where the air handler was. You’ll want to call for repairs ASAP, of course, but you won’t need to worry about your entire house missing out on comfort just due to one air handler.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online.

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