A minisplit is a ductless heating and cooling system mounted to a wall and connected to an outside compressor unit. It’s main advantage is that it does not require the ducting that a central AC or heating system does, making it easier to install in hard to reach areas; garages, home offices, workshops, older construction, etc. See our detailed article about minisplits here.
Minisplits are very low maintenance units, and total cost of ownership is low, after the initial investment. There are not a lot of parts to replace in a minisplit unit, and it is controlled by circuit boards in the top of the unit which rarely fail. However, there is some specific periodic maintenance required to keep your system running smoothly and at optimum performance. This also has a positive effect on the longevity of your system.
At Advantage Home Performance, we recommend the following practices.
When we perform yearly maintenance on a minisplit system, this is typically what we do:
Here’s Jeff from Advantage Home Performance, talking about these points.
Minisplit Filter Cleaning
You should clean your minisplit filters every 2 – 3 months. Here are some simple instructions:
Yearly maintenance of your minisplit system, coupled with a filter cleaning every 2 – 3 months will keep your system running smoothly and efficiently. To schedule a maintenance visit or for more information or questions about your unit, please contact us.