Having mini-split installation done is an excellent approach to solve comfort difficulties in your house. These systems don’t require ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can experience problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split problems 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 might be an issue with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Reach H&C Heating and Cooling at 301-960-3247 for help and we’ll get your drain unclogged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re running. 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 running.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can take place if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises because they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is wrong, such as insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your H&C Heating and Cooling HVAC tech will be able to find and solve the situation quickly.
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 could be the problem. Like we mentioned prior to this, icy coils may be the consequence of not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 301-960-3247 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 uses refrigerant to shift heat and keep your home cool. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC technician, so call us at 301-960-3247 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be halted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying properlyis if it’s too large. A system that’s oversized will cool down a room too rapidly without having a chance 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 get your attention 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a professional like H&C Heating and Cooling inspect and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely encountering a refrigerant leak. Another certain sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a low concentration of cool air. Contact us at 301-960-3247 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Either way, call us at 301-960-3247 for help.
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 many instances, putting in new batteries will solve the problem. If you’re still experiencing trouble, contact us at 301-960-3247.
Rely on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Laurel, contact the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1969. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Reach us at 301-960-3247 to request your appointment right away.