Having mini-split installation done is a good approach to solve comfort problems in your house. These systems don’t require ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can experience problems occasionally. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split problems and how you can fix 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 be clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Call Heartland Heating & Cooling at 515-344-3579 for help and we’ll get your drain unclogged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are two times where they might create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be the result 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 keep itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises since they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is off, such as insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your Heartland Heating & Cooling HVAC professional will be able to find and resolve the issue fast.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, ice on the coils might be the problem. Like we discussed prior to this, iced-over coils can be the consequence of not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 515-344-3579 for assistance.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there may be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC relies on refrigerant to shift heat and keep your house pleasant. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC technician, so reach us at 515-344-3579 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this can be interrupted by blockages in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficientlyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too rapidly 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 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 may have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Heartland Heating & Cooling inspect and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another certain hint that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Contact us at 515-344-3579 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Either way, call us at 515-344-3579 for help.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are bad, your mini-split won’t switch on. In many instances, putting in fresh batteries will resolve the problem. If you’re still having trouble, reach us at 515-344-3579.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Des Moines, call the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 2003. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Contact us at 515-344-3579 to request your appointment now.