Having mini-split installation done is a great solution for solving comfort troubles in your house. These systems don’t require ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can have issues occasionally. Here are seven of the most typical 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 could be a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Reach Cooler Tymes LLC at 623-208-6444 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unplugged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are a few times where they may make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can occur if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to keep itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises as they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is off, like insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Your Cooler Tymes LLC HVAC pro will be able to locate and resolve the problem rapidly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, frozen coils might be the issue. Like we talked about before, icy coils could be the consequence of insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Contact us at 623-208-6444 for help.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there may be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC relies on refrigerant to shift heat and keep your home comfortable. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC professional, so reach us at 623-208-6444 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be stopped by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying properlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s oversized will cool down a space too quickly without having time to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is calculated on square footage and BTUs.
6. Mini-Split Smells
If your ductless mini-split smells, it’s trying to get your attention that something is wrong. Here are five of the most common 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 Cooler Tymes LLC inspect and flush 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 certain hint that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a lack of cold air. Contact us at 623-208-6444 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 623-208-6444 for support.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, look at the remote first. If the batteries are out of juice, your mini-split won’t turn on. In many situations, putting in new batteries will solve the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, call us at 623-208-6444.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Litchfield Park, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 2011. Quality service, competitive prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Call us at 623-208-6444 to schedule your appointment now.