Having mini-split installation done is a wise approach to solve comfort issues in your residence. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can experience issues from time to time. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split troubles and how you can solve 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 drip. Reach Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 303-452-4146 for support and we’ll get your drain unplugged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are two instances where they may create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is operating.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises as they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is wrong, such as not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Your Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. HVAC professional will be able to locate 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 may be the issue. Like we discussed prior to this, icy coils might be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Reach us at 303-452-4146 for support.
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 needs refrigerant to shift heat and keep your residence cold. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 303-452-4146 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 might be halted by mold 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 an area too quickly without having a chance 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 may have a mold issue. Have a professional like Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. examine and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another certain sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a low concentration of cool air. Call us at 303-452-4146 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, contact us at 303-452-4146 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 dead, your mini-split won’t switch on. In most instances, putting in fresh batteries will solve the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 303-452-4146.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Northglenn, call the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1960. Quality repairs, competitive prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Reach us at 303-452-4146 to schedule your appointment right away.