Having mini-split installation done is a good way to solve comfort problems in your home. These systems don’t require ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can have problems occasionally. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split troubles 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 may be a problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and leak. Contact Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. at 918-682-8238 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unclogged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are a couple of instances where they could create 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 occur if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to keep itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises since they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is off, such as low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Your Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. HVAC professional will be able to find 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 issue. Like we mentioned prior to this, icy coils can be the result of not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Reach us at 918-682-8238 for help.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there may be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC relies on refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your residence cool. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC technician, so contact us at 918-682-8238 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be stopped by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying properlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s too big will cool down a space 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 usual 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 specialist like Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. inspect and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire sign that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a weak flow of chilled air. Call us at 918-682-8238 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Either way, reach us at 918-682-8238 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 bad, your mini-split won’t switch on. In most experiences, putting in fresh batteries will solve the problem. If you’re still experiencing trouble, call us at 918-682-8238.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Muskogee, call the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1985. Quality repairs, competitive prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Reach us at 918-682-8238 to schedule your appointment right away.