Having mini-split installation done is a good approach to solve comfort issues in your house. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can experience issues from time to time. Here are seven of the most common mini-split troubles and how you can fix them.
1. Mini-Split is Dripping Water or Not Draining Water
If your mini-split is dripping water or not draining water, there may be an issue with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Reach Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 877-389-2465 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unclogged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t generate much noise when they’re on. But there are two times where they could make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is operating.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can take place if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to keep itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises because they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is up, like insufficient refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and solve the problem fast.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils might be the issue. Like we mentioned previously, iced-over coils could be the effect of low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 877-389-2465 for assistance.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there could be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC needs refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your home cool. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so contact us at 877-389-2465 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be stopped by blockages in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very well is if it’s too large. A system that’s oversized will cool down a space too rapidly without having time to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is based on square footage and BTUs.
6. Mini-Split Smells
If your ductless mini-split smells, it’s trying to tell you that something is wrong. Here are five of the most typical smells and what they mean.
Musty, Sour or Mildew
If your mini-split smells musty, sour or like mildew, you likely have a mold issue. Have a pro like Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc check and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another surefire sign that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Call us at 877-389-2465 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 877-389-2465 for help.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are bad, your mini-split won’t run. In the majority of instances, putting in new batteries will solve the problem. If you’re still having trouble, contact us at 877-389-2465.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in South Beloit and Belvidere, contact the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1964. Quality repairs, competitive prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Contact us at 877-389-2465 to book your appointment today.