Top Reasons for Ice Formation
Many people believe that ice formation only occurs in the coldest of winter months in the farthest east states. When in reality, there can be (and usually is) a slew of reasons that create an ice formation on your ductless mini split.
Usually, when people see ice form on their ductless mini-split they believe it’s a one time occurrence that, when they clean it off, won’t happen again. In reality, this ice formation can happen from internal factors AND external factors.
These factors include:
- Leaking refrigerant
- Faulty wiring
- Poorly installed fan
- Problematic thermostat
- Faulty outdoor coil
- Damaged reversing valve
If you see yourself having ice form on your ductless mini-split (definitely clean it off right away) BUT also make sure to take the necessary precautions and call your HVAC technician IMMEDIATELY.
You could be losing a lot of money and efficiency every month without the proper care!
Tips and Tricks For Mini-Split Solutions
Most times, you’ll need to call an HVAC technician to come in and really fix the internal cause of the ice formation. Don’t worry, there are some tips and tricks you can apply to your mini split maintenance that will save you loads of money every year!
These money-saving solutions include:
- Routinely cleaning the coils within your mini-split / ductwork
- Adding refrigerant to the unit
- Always check your homes power unit to make sure it is always working
While these tips may seem almost obvious, you’d be surprised how often people just leave their systems to work years and years without any proper check-up. You don’t need to be an HVAC specialist to just give some love and care to your mini-split unit.
One of the biggest tips and hidden tricks that we HIGHLY recommend to everyone who has a mini-split or any type of HVAC unit honestly:
By setting yourself up with a trusted HVAC company membership, you have 24/7 connections to one of the most important household system technicians at your disposal. It seems like an almost no brainer to do this yet so many people insist on just having to worry about it when the time comes.
If you talk to any HVAC technician they’ll tell you that one of the most money-saving tactics they see a lot of their loyal customers do is create a membership plan with them for bi-yearly inspections at a discounted price.
This saves them hundreds of dollars monthly.