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Monthly Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Mitsubishi Mini-Split System in Top Condition

You may have recently installed a Mitsubishi ductless mini-split system because of its optimal energy efficiency. But installation is just a start; for truly efficient operation, monthly maintenance is crucial. In this blog, we share valuable tips to help you keep your Mitsubishi mini-split system in peak condition.

Regular Maintenance & Cleaning Tips

To keep your system running with optimal performance, check the following components on a regular basis:

  • Air Filter: Inspect the air filter, and clean or replace it as needed. You can clean a dirty filter using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. Wash heavily soiled filters with soap and warm water, ensuring they are thoroughly dry before reinstalling. A dirty filter can reduce efficiency and damage the compressor. Regular maintenance will improve airflow and indoor air quality.
  • Heat Exchanger: If the heat exchanger has not been cleaned recently, vacuum it with a large brush attachment in a vertical motion, following the fins. Use a narrow attachment to reach the narrow spaces above and below the fins.
  • Fan: Remove the indoor unit’s bottom cover and inspect the fan. If needed, vacuum the fan blades, fan motor and cooling coils. Wipe away visible dust with a dry cloth.
  • Condensate Pan and Drain Hose: Wipe moisture from the indoor unit’s condensate pan and ensure proper drainage through the drain hose. Use white vinegar to clear any standing water or blockages.
  • Outdoor Unit: Check the outdoor unit for accumulated dirt and debris, and spray it with a garden hose if needed. This promotes proper airflow and prevents performance issues.
  • Evaporator Coils: Inspect the evaporator coils for signs of corrosion. Corroded coils can impact cooling efficiency and may require replacement.
  • Condenser Coils: Similarly, inspect the condenser coils for corrosion on a monthly basis. Corroded coils can damage the compressor and affect overall system performance.
  • Refrigerant Levels: Regularly check refrigerant levels in your mini-split AC. Low levels may indicate a leak, leading to reduced cooling capacity and potential damage.

Contact Us for Your HVAC Needs

Remember to have your system professionally serviced at least once a year to ensure its efficient operation. At Girard Heating and Air Conditioning, we install and provide maintenance for Mitsubishi ductless HVAC systems that consistently exceed the expectations of our customers in Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin counties. We are Mitsubishi Diamond Elite certified contractors, which confirms our high level of technical prowess as well as our excellent customer service. Contact us today to schedule your Mitsubishi mini-split system maintenance.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Claiming Your Rebate

Upgrading your HVAC system to a more energy-efficient option can seem daunting. We’re here to simplify the process by identifying the right solution and ensuring you don’t miss opportunities to cut costs. In this blog, we explain various available incentives and provide a step-by-step guide to claiming your rebate and maximizing your savings.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Serving Western Massachusetts

A lot has changed since 1993. Gas no longer averages $1.11 a gallon, powerful computers now fit inside our pockets and almost every TV show, movie and song is available to stream on demand. Our business started that very same year, and while we’ve adapted to the evolving times, one thing has always stayed the same: our steadfast commitment to providing you with the highest-quality home cooling and heating solutions on the market.