Having mini-split installation done is an excellent solution for solving comfort problems in your house. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have troubles sometimes. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split issues 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 problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and leak. Reach Phelps Heating & Cooling at 270-358-3167 for help and we’ll get your drain unplugged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t create a lot of noise when they’re running. But there are a couple of instances where they might 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 occur if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to stop itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises as they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is off, like low refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or defective sensors. Your Phelps Heating & Cooling HVAC pro will be able to locate and solve 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 the issue. Like we discussed before, frozen coils may be the consequence of low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Contact us at 270-358-3167 for support.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there might be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC relies on refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your home pleasant. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC technician, so call us at 270-358-3167 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this could be interrupted 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 too big will cool down an area too rapidly without having a chance 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 common smells and what they mean.
Musty, Sour or Mildew
If your mini-split smells musty, sour or like mildew, you might have a mold issue. Have a professional like Phelps Heating & Cooling inspect and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly encountering a refrigerant leak. Another sure clue that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a weak flow of cool air. Call us at 270-358-3167 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Regardless, call us at 270-358-3167 for help.
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 run. In most instances, replacing the batteries will resolve the trouble. If you’re still having trouble, reach us at 270-358-3167.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Hodgenville, contact the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1933. Quality workmanship, competitive prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Call us at 270-358-3167 to request your appointment right away.