Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic approach to solve comfort issues in your residence. These systems don’t need ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can experience problems from time to time. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split issues and how you can repair 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 expected for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Reach Western Mechanical, Inc. at 435-753-5515 for support and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of situations where they could create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can take place if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises because they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is wrong, such as not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your Western Mechanical, Inc. HVAC tech 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, ice on the coils may be the problem. Like we mentioned prior to this, icy coils may be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Call us at 435-753-5515 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 uses refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your home pleasant. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so call us at 435-753-5515 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this could be interrupted 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 too large will cool down a room too rapidly without having a moment 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 could have a mold issue. Have a professional like Western Mechanical, Inc. examine and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another certain clue that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a weak flow of cool air. Contact us at 435-753-5515 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Either way, call us at 435-753-5515 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 out of juice, your mini-split won’t run. In many experiences, putting in fresh batteries will resolve the trouble. If you’re still experiencing trouble, contact us at 435-753-5515.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Logan, contact the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1971. Quality workmanship, fair prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Contact us at 435-753-5515 to schedule your appointment now.