Having mini-split installation done is a great approach to solve 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 experience issues occasionally. Here are seven of the most typical 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 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. Contact Kapaun & Brown Inc. at 641-812-2028 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unclogged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t make much noise when they’re operating. But there are a few times where they might make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be the result of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to keep itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises because they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is up, like not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Kapaun & Brown Inc. HVAC pro will be able to find 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, ice on the coils may be to blame. Like we mentioned before, icy coils might be the consequence of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or defective sensors. Contact us at 641-812-2028 for help.
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 cool. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC professional, so contact us at 641-812-2028 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this can 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 fast without having a moment to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is planned 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a pro like Kapaun & Brown Inc. check and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
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 enough refrigerant is a weak flow of cold air. Contact us at 641-812-2028 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, reach us at 641-812-2028 for support.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, look at the remote first. If the batteries are dead, your mini-split won’t switch on. In many experiences, replacing the batteries will resolve the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, contact us at 641-812-2028.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Marshalltown, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 1974. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Contact us at 641-812-2028 to schedule your appointment today.