Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic solution for solving comfort difficulties in your house. These systems don’t need ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can experience troubles from time to time. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split issues and how you can solve 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 expected for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Contact Speedy Air Conditioning at 239-244-3439 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are a couple of situations where they could make 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 take place if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to keep itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises as they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is up, such as not enough refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or broken sensors. Your Speedy Air Conditioning HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint and correct the issue rapidly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, frozen coils might be to blame. Like we mentioned previously, iced-over coils might be the result of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or defective sensors. Contact us at 239-244-3439 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 uses refrigerant to move heat and keep your home cold. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC tech, so contact us at 239-244-3439 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be halted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very well is if it’s too big. A system that’s oversized will cool down a room too fast without having time to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is based 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 typical 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 professional like Speedy Air Conditioning examine and flush 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 sure sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a lack of cool air. Reach us at 239-244-3439 for assistance.
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 239-244-3439 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 switch on. In most instances, putting in new batteries will resolve the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, call us at 239-244-3439.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Naples, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1986. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Contact us at 239-244-3439 to request your appointment today.