Ductless air conditioning systems offer the convenience of central air in places where ductwork isn’t available, like in older, radiator-heated homes. But aside from the lack of ductwork, ductless air conditioning systems require much of the same types of maintenance as standard central air conditioning systems. This guide to general ductless maintenance will help ensure that your system is operating efficiently, saving you money and lowering your carbon footprint.

Ductless Maintenance Tips

With ductless HVAC systems, two units work together—one indoors and the other outdoors—to heat or cool your room. Routine ductless maintenance will help ensure your ductless unit stays quiet and efficient all year round and for many years to come. Use this ductless maintenance guide at least once per year to keep your system running smoothly:

  • Clean or replace air filters. Most HVAC systems use air filters to remove dust, dirt, dander and other irritating particles from the air. Because they filter unwanted particulates out of the air we breathe, they need to be cleaned or replaced regularly. Not cleaning your air filter can overwork your system and cause your energy bills to increase.
  • Keep the air conditioner evaporator coils clean. Keep the coils on the indoor evaporators free of dust to ensure the efficient exchange of heat from air in your house to the refrigerant in the coils.
  • Maintain the outdoor compressor. Your air compressor is one of the most important parts of your ductless HVAC system. Keeping the surrounding area clear of weeds, grass and other obstructions can help maximize performance and slow down wear and tear.

Maintaining a ductless system with a professional

In addition to regular home maintenance it’s a good idea to schedule annual ductless system maintenance with your local American Standard Customer Care dealer. We can help you with your ductless HVAC system, as well as assess and maintain the various heating and cooling systems in your home.