Having mini-split installation done is a good way to solve comfort issues in your residence. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can run into problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split problems 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 a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and leak. Call Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc at (815)914-6197 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unplugged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t generate much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of situations where they might produce 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 stop itself from freezing 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 clue that something is wrong, including not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and correct the issue quickly.
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 to blame. Like we talked about before, frozen coils could be the consequence of low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at (815)914-6197 for assistance.
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 uses refrigerant to shift heat and keep your residence cold. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so reach us at (815)914-6197 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be interrupted by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s too large will cool down an area too fast 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 usual smells and what they mean.
Musty, Sour or Mildew
If your mini-split smells musty, sour or like mildew, you could have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc check and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another sure sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a low concentration of cool air. Call us at (815)914-6197 for support.
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. Nevertheless, call us at (815)914-6197 for support.
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 turn on. In many instances, replacing the batteries will fix the issue. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at (815)914-6197.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Rockford, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2006. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Call us at (815)914-6197 to request your appointment right away.