Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic way to solve comfort issues in your house. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can experience troubles occasionally. Here are seven of the most frequent 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 might be a situation 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 spill. Call A&M Heating & Cooling LLC at 520-200-1048 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a few instances where they could make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is operating.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises because they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is off, such as low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your A&M Heating & Cooling LLC HVAC tech will be able to locate and solve the problem rapidly.
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 previously, iced-over coils may be the effect of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Reach us at 520-200-1048 for support.
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 relies on refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your house comfortable. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 520-200-1048 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be halted by clogs 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 space too fast 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 tell you that something is wrong. Here are five of the most usual 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 specialist like A&M Heating & Cooling LLC 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 dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another certain sign that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a low concentration of cool air. Reach us at 520-200-1048 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Either way, reach us at 520-200-1048 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 many instances, replacing the batteries will solve the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 520-200-1048.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Tucson, call the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 2016. Quality service, competitive prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Call us at 520-200-1048 to request your appointment right away.