Having mini-split installation done is a great way to solve comfort problems in your residence. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can experience troubles sometimes. Here are seven of the most typical 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 a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Reach Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at 804-302-6657 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unplugged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re running. But there are two situations where they could produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to 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 keep itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises as they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is off, such as not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Your Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and solve the situation fast.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, frozen coils may be the issue. Like we talked about before, frozen coils might be the result of low refrigerant, a failing circuit board or broken sensors. Call us at 804-302-6657 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 transfer heat and keep your house cold. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 804-302-6657 for help.
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 can be halted by blockages in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s too big. A system that’s oversized will cool down a space too quickly without having time 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 tell you 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling check and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably encountering a refrigerant leak. Another surefire hint that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a weak flow of chilled air. Reach us at 804-302-6657 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 804-302-6657 for help.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, examine the remote first. If the batteries are out of juice, your mini-split won’t run. In most instances, putting in new batteries will fix the situation. If you’re still having trouble, reach us at 804-302-6657.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Greater Richmond, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 1954. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Contact us at 804-302-6657 to book your appointment right away.