Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Maintaining your Mini-Split

Ductless mini-split air conditioners continue to grow in popularity in the United States. Their quiet, efficient operation and zoning capabilities make mini-splits an attractive option for home cooling. Like all air conditioning systems, mini-splits remove warm, humid air from the living space. They contain filters to absorb dust from this air and prevent the formation of mold and bacteria.

The cleaning of these filters is the primary routine maintenance that mini-split units require. Each unit's manual contains specific instructions, but in general the filters should be cleaned about once a month during peak summer usage. Manufacturers usually recommend vacuuming the dust from the filters and, if necessary, hand-washing them with mild detergent. Go to SupplyHouse.com for mini-split products from Panasonic and LG.