Having mini-split installation done is a great way to solve comfort issues in your residence. These systems don’t require ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can have issues sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split issues 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 an issue with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Reach JTech Mechanical at 281-231-8768 for assistance 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 running. But there are two times where they may create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can take place if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises because they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is off, such as low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Your JTech Mechanical 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, frozen coils could be the problem. Like we discussed prior to this, iced-over coils might be the result of insufficient refrigerant, a failing circuit board or defective sensors. Contact us at 281-231-8768 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 needs refrigerant to shift heat and keep your residence pleasant. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC pro, so reach us at 281-231-8768 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be stopped by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficientlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s oversized 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 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 JTech Mechanical examine and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
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 sufficient refrigerant is a low concentration of cool air. Reach us at 281-231-8768 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, call us at 281-231-8768 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 out of juice, your mini-split won’t run. In the majority of instances, replacing the batteries will solve the trouble. If you’re still running into trouble, contact us at 281-231-8768.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Magnolia, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2007. Quality repairs, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Reach us at 281-231-8768 to schedule your appointment now.