Having mini-split installation done is a smart way to solve comfort difficulties in your residence. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can have troubles occasionally. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split issues and how you can resolve 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 a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and leak. Reach Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-308-0416 for support and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are two times where they could produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to 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 stop itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises since they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is off, including low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Your Patterson & Stirling Inc HVAC professional will be able to find and solve the issue rapidly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils could be to blame. Like we mentioned previously, iced-over coils might be the effect of not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 814-308-0416 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 relies on refrigerant to move heat and keep your house cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC professional, so contact us at 814-308-0416 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this could be halted 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 big. A system that’s too large will cool down a room too fast without having time 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 tell you 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a professional like Patterson & Stirling Inc inspect 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 hint that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Contact us at 814-308-0416 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 814-308-0416 for assistance.
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 run. In the majority of instances, putting in fresh batteries will solve the issue. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 814-308-0416.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Erie, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1860. Quality repairs, reasonable prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Reach us at 814-308-0416 to schedule your appointment today.