Having mini-split installation done is a great solution for solving comfort troubles in your house. These systems don’t need ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can run into troubles occasionally. Here are seven of the most common 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 may be an issue 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 949-204-0859 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unclogged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are a few times where they might 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 take place if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises as they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is wrong, including low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Your 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and solve 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 could be the problem. Like we talked about before, frozen coils could be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 949-204-0859 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 move heat and keep your home cool. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC pro, so reach us at 949-204-0859 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be stopped by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very well is if it’s too large. A system that’s too large 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 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 likely encountering a refrigerant leak. Another surefire sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a low concentration of cold air. Contact us at 949-204-0859 for support.
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. Regardless, reach us at 949-204-0859 for assistance.
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 run. In many situations, replacing the batteries will fix the problem. If you’re still experiencing trouble, call us at 949-204-0859.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Lake Forest, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 2015. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Reach us at 949-204-0859 to schedule your appointment right away.