Having mini-split installation done is a good way to solve comfort problems in your house. These systems don’t require ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can run into problems from time to time. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split problems 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 could be an issue 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 drip. Contact McFadden Heating & Cooling at 1-866-781-0111 for support and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t make much noise when they’re operating. But there are two times where they may make 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 turns on defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises as they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is wrong, such as not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your McFadden Heating & Cooling HVAC technician will be able to locate and correct the problem 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 discussed previously, frozen coils can be the result of not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Contact us at 1-866-781-0111 for assistance.
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 needs refrigerant to move heat and keep your residence cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so call us at 1-866-781-0111 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like 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 effectivelyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s too large will cool down an area too rapidly 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 typical 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 pro like McFadden Heating & Cooling examine and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another surefire clue that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a low concentration of cool air. Call us at 1-866-781-0111 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Either way, call us at 1-866-781-0111 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 turn on. In most experiences, replacing the batteries will solve the issue. If you’re still having trouble, reach us at 1-866-781-0111.
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