Having mini-split installation done is a great solution for solving comfort issues in your home. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can run into issues from time to time. 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 might 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 spill. Contact Total Comfort at 201-268-5663 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t make much noise when they’re running. But there are a few instances where they could make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is running.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can occur if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to keep itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises because they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is up, like insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Your Total Comfort 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, icy coils might be the issue. Like we talked about prior to this, frozen coils may be the result of not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Call us at 201-268-5663 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 relies on refrigerant to move heat and keep your home cold. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC pro, so reach us at 201-268-5663 for support.
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 interrupted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficientlyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s oversized will cool down an area too quickly 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 could have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Total Comfort examine and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely encountering a refrigerant leak. Another sure clue that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a weak flow of cold air. Call us at 201-268-5663 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. Nevertheless, contact us at 201-268-5663 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 bad, your mini-split won’t switch on. In many experiences, putting in fresh batteries will fix the issue. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 201-268-5663.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Franklin Lakes, contact the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1965. Quality workmanship, competitive prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Contact us at 201-268-5663 to book your appointment right away.