Having mini-split installation done is a good solution for solving comfort difficulties in your home. These systems don’t require ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have problems from time to time. Here are seven of the most common mini-split troubles and how you can fix them.

1. Mini-Split Leaks or Can’t Drain Water

If your mini-split is dripping water or not draining water, there could be a problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to be clogged with mold, forcing water to back up and leak. Call H&C Heating and Cooling at 301-960-3247 for support and we’ll get your drain unplugged promptly.

2. Mini-Split Is Making Noise

Mini-splits usually don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of instances where they might make 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 happen if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.

You shouldn’t be troubled 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 up, like not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your H&C Heating and Cooling HVAC professional will be able to find and resolve the problem rapidly.

3. Mini-Split Blows Cold Air in Heating Mode

If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils might be the problem. Like we mentioned previously, icy coils might be the result of not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Reach 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 might be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC uses refrigerant to shift heat and keep your house cold. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so reach us at 301-960-3247 for assistance.

5. Mini-Split Drainage Is Clogged

Like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be interrupted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectively is if it’s too big. A system that’s oversized will cool down a room too fast without having a chance to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is planned on square footage and BTUs.

6. Mini-Split Giving Off a Weird Smell

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 might have a mold issue. Have a professional like H&C Heating and Cooling check and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if required.

Vinegar or Chemical Smell

If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably encountering a refrigerant leak. Another surefire sign that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a low concentration of cold air. Reach us at 301-960-3247 for support

Fish

If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there are electrical issues or there’s a leak. Either way, contact 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 bad, your mini-split won’t turn on. In many experiences, putting in new batteries will solve the trouble. If you’re still experiencing trouble, contact us at 301-960-3247.

Depend 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 relied on since {year}. Quality service, competitive prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Contact us at 301-960-3247 to book your appointment today.