Having mini-split installation done is a wise way to solve comfort problems in your house. These systems don’t require ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can run into problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split troubles 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 Integrity AC & Heating LLC at 602-971-0567 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unplugged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t make much noise when they’re operating. But there are two times where they might make 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 happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises since they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is up, like low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Integrity AC & Heating LLC HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and resolve 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 could be the issue. Like we discussed previously, icy coils could be the consequence of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Reach us at 602-971-0567 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 needs refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your home cool. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC professional, so reach us at 602-971-0567 for help.
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 clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too rapidly without having a chance 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 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a pro like Integrity AC & Heating LLC inspect and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another sure sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a weak flow of cool air. Call us at 602-971-0567 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Either way, contact us at 602-971-0567 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 dead, your mini-split won’t switch on. In many situations, replacing the batteries will resolve the trouble. If you’re still having trouble, contact us at 602-971-0567.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Phoenix, contact the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1991. Quality service, fair prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Reach us at 602-971-0567 to book your appointment right away.