Ductless Mini Split Tune Up

A little bit of maintenance can go a long way. That’s true of your car, your plumbing system, and, of course, your HVAC unit. Failing to perform regular maintenance on your ductless mini split can lead to higher energy bills, frequent repairs, and a shorter expected lifespan.

At Star Heating & Cooling, we understand that you lead a busy life, and scheduling maintenance can often slip through the cracks. We can help by enrolling you in our maintenance preventative program to ensure you always remember to schedule maintenance. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of ductless mini split tune ups and how often this service should be performed. Contact Star today for ductless system maintenance in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel and the surrounding Central Indiana areas.

How Often Do Ductless Mini Split HVAC Systems Need Maintenance?

The answer to this question depends on how you use your ductless mini split. It should be tuned up at least once per year, but twice if you use the system for both heating and cooling. Contact the NATE-certified technicians at Star to schedule cooling maintenance in the spring and heating maintenance in the fall.

What’s Included in a Ductless Mini Split Tune Up?

During a ductless mini split maintenance visit, your HVAC technician will calibrate, clean, and adjust all necessary components for proper functioning. Some of the tasks that you can expect to be performed during a tune up include:


  • Inspecting and cleaning the indoor and outdoor coils

  • Checking refrigerant levels and inspecting for any leaks

  • Inspecting electrical components

  • Calibrating the thermostat

  • Lubricating moving parts

  • Evaluating major components such as the motor and blower

  • Checking the overall operation of the system


There are a few DIY tasks you can perform at home to ensure your system is in tip-top shape. Change the indoor air handling unit’s air filter about every 4-6 weeks, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Also, periodically check the outdoor condenser unit and remove any debris, leaves, or sticks that have accumulated on or by the unit. Schedule maintenance with Star in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel and the surrounding Central Indiana area.

The Benefits of Regular Ductless Mini Split Maintenance

If you’re seesawing back and forth on whether to have maintenance performed on your ductless mini split system, consider the following benefits:


Prolonged Lifespan

Of course, you want your ductless system to last as long as possible, and regular maintenance is the key. Systems that are tuned up before the cooling and heating seasons can last up to 20 years, saving you from spending money on a new unit prematurely. Units that don’t receive regular tune ups usually need to be replaced much sooner.


Increased Efficiency

Well-maintained mini splits run much more efficiently. They’ll reach the desired temperature in your home more quickly, which will reduce wear and tear and lower monthly energy bills.


Fewer Repairs

During a ductless mini split tune up, our technicians can catch minor issues early on and recommend repairs before they lead to more damaging problems and expensive issues. Paying the small cost of maintenance now will save you from making a costly repair down the road.


Keeps the Warranty Intact

Most HVAC systems, including ductless mini splits, require regular maintenance in order to keep the warranty intact. Failure to provide proof of maintenance may void your warranty, meaning you’ll have to pay for repairs out of pocket.

Enroll in Star’s Memberships

It can be easy to forget maintenance. To help you remember to have regular tune ups performed on your ductless mini split system, consider enrolling in Star’s Memberships. As part of our Memberships, you’ll receive two HVAC tune ups per year, once in the spring and again in the fall. We’ll even remind you when it’s time for maintenance and work around your busy schedule to find a day and time that works best.

As a Memberships member, you’ll also receive priority customer status, discounts on any diagnostics, 15% off on any repairs, and more. Contact us today to learn more about our Memberships.

Reach Out to Star for Ductless Mini Split Tune Up Service

Nobody wants to deal with a broken-down HVAC system on a hot or cold day. A lack of maintenance is the number-one cause of repair issues and premature replacement. To keep your ductless mini split system running in top shape, reach out to the professional HVAC technicians at Star Heating & Cooling today. We’re proud to provide ductless services throughout Central Indiana.

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