When you turn on your ductless AC system for the first time, you hope that it fires up and quickly begins to cool your home.

Unfortunately, things don’t always work out this way. Maybe your ductless AC doesn’t turn on at all. Maybe it doesn’t blow cool air. Or perhaps it works for a few hours or days and then gives out.

Should you run into any issues with your ductless AC system, it’s imperative to take immediate action. Once you pinpoint the problem, you can then take the steps necessary to remedy it.

Here are some of the most common reasons why a ductless AC system stops working:

1. Refrigerant Leak

It’s simple: your ductless AC won’t work without the proper amount of refrigerant. So, if there’s a leak — even a small one — it will affect the system’s ability to perform at peak efficiency.

Fixing a refrigerant leak isn’t always a challenge. In many cases, it’s finding the leak that’s the biggest problem.

2. Condensate Drain Clog

Regardless of the reason for a clogged drain, it has the potential to result in a backup of water in your system.

Unless you resolve the problem, it’ll result in reduced efficiency and possibly even a total system failure.

On the plus side, once you find the location of the clog and culprit, you can take immediate action.

3. Condensate Leak

There are several condensate lines associated with a ductless AC system. If anything goes wrong with one of these, system performance will suffer.

Furthermore, depending on the location of the leak, it could damage your home.

4. Blower Fan

How many air handlers do you have in your home? The answer also tells you how many blower fans you have.

These fans are designed to blow cool air into the area in which it’s installed. So, if the blower fan is malfunctioning for any reason, you won’t get the airflow you’re seeking.

5. Electrical Malfunction

Your ductless AC system relies on electricity to function. If there’s a short in your system or an issue with the electricity in your home, it can and probably will affect performance.

Electrical malfunctions can be dangerous, so don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance. You don’t want to electrocute yourself working on your system or make a mistake that increases the risk of fire.

That’s why it’s so important to rely on the services of an experienced and reputable installer, such as New England Ductless.

Contact us to learn more about our installation and repair services. If your system isn’t working as intended, we can visit your home, inspect it for problems, and help you decide what to do next.