Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic way to solve comfort issues in your home. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have issues occasionally. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split troubles and how you can resolve them.
1. Mini-Split is Dripping Water or Not Draining Water
If your mini-split is dripping water or not draining water, there might be a problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Call Air Service Co. at 918-212-8943 for help and we’ll get your drain unplugged promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of times where they might produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is running.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to keep itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises since they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is up, like not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Your Air Service Co. HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint and resolve the issue fast.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils may be the issue. Like we talked about prior to this, frozen coils can be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 918-212-8943 for help.
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 relies on refrigerant to move heat and keep your house pleasant. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC technician, so call us at 918-212-8943 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this could be interrupted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficientlyis if it’s too large. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too quickly without having a chance to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is planned on square footage and BTUs.
6. Mini-Split Smells
If your ductless mini-split smells, it’s trying to grab 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 might have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Air Service Co. check and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another sure hint that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a low concentration of cool air. Call us at 918-212-8943 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Either way, call us at 918-212-8943 for assistance.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, examine the remote first. If the batteries are bad, your mini-split won’t switch on. In many instances, putting in fresh batteries will fix the problem. If you’re still having trouble, call us at 918-212-8943.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Muldrow, call the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 2001. Quality repairs, fair prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Contact us at 918-212-8943 to book your appointment today.