The best thing you can do to honor your mini split installation is to keep up with your system maintenance. Maintenance is easy and revolves around keeping the unit dust and dirt free.
First, you need to turn off the system and give it time to cool down whenever you plan to clean it. The filters are reusable, but you should take them out and clean them once a month. You cannot allow dust to build up on the indoor units. Not even on their exterior. Dusting them every so often will keep excess dirt from building up. You should also keep furniture at least 4 feet away from the indoor units. Doing this will further prevent excess dust buildup. Remember that allowing dust and dirt to build makes your system work harder and costs you more electricity.
Next, take a look at your outdoor unit. You cannot allow dirt to build up there, either. Coils are an essential element to the health of your mini split. When dirt builds up on them, they trap heat inside. This can turn into a big problem down the road. To keep them from collecting buildup, use a regular garden hose and spray it at the outdoor unit. It would be best if you were careful not to bend the fins. But, if you do, it is okay. There is a tool called a fin comb that can easily straighten them back out. Be careful not to leave them bent for too long. This is a great way to put your compressor in an early grave.
Hiring a certified HVAC technician, like the ones at Green Leaf, is the most critical part of maintenance. Professional HVAC specialists know how to look for and find problems before they become significant issues. We make it easy on you with our maintenance plans. Set the appointment and then forget about it. We will call to remind you that we are coming.