Having mini-split installation done is a wise approach to solve comfort issues in your residence. These systems don’t require ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can run into problems from time to time. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split troubles 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 may be a problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Call North Mechanical Heating and Cooling at 928-263-8570 for help and we’ll get your drain unclogged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are a couple of times where they could produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be the result of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is running.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises since they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is off, including not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Your North Mechanical Heating and Cooling HVAC professional will be able to pinpoint 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 may be the issue. Like we talked about prior to this, frozen coils could be the consequence of not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Contact us at 928-263-8570 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 home cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so contact us at 928-263-8570 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be interrupted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very well is if it’s oversized. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too rapidly without having a moment 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 get your attention 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 could have a mold issue. Have a professional like North Mechanical Heating and Cooling 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 probably dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire hint that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of cool air. Call us at 928-263-8570 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, call us at 928-263-8570 for support.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, examine the remote first. If the batteries are dead, your mini-split won’t run. In many instances, replacing the batteries will fix the problem. If you’re still experiencing trouble, reach us at 928-263-8570.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Payson, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2004. Quality workmanship, competitive prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Reach us at 928-263-8570 to request your appointment now.