Having mini-split installation done is a good way to solve comfort problems in your residence. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most frequent 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 a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Call Central Heating & Plumbing at 724-401-1843 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t generate much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of times where they could 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 occur if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to stop itself from freezing 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 hint that something is off, like not enough refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or defective sensors. Your Central Heating & Plumbing HVAC tech will be able to pinpoint and solve the problem quickly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils may be the issue. Like we discussed prior to this, frozen coils may be the result of low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 724-401-1843 for help.
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 relies on refrigerant to move heat and keep your house cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC pro, so call us at 724-401-1843 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might 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 too large. A system that’s oversized will cool down a space too quickly 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 grab 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 Central Heating & Plumbing examine and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another sure clue that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a lack of cold air. Contact us at 724-401-1843 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. Either way, reach us at 724-401-1843 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 most experiences, replacing the batteries will solve the situation. If you’re still experiencing trouble, contact us at 724-401-1843.
Rely on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in New Castle, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1967. Quality repairs, fair prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Reach us at 724-401-1843 to book your appointment right away.