Having mini-split installation done is a smart approach to solve comfort difficulties in your house. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have troubles sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split issues 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 may be an issue with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and leak. Contact Solar Air Inc. at 954-320-7398 for help and we’ll get your drain unplugged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are a few times where they might produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises since they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is up, such as not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Your Solar Air Inc. HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and solve the situation 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 mentioned previously, frozen coils might be the effect of low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Reach us at 954-320-7398 for assistance.
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 needs refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your residence cold. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 954-320-7398 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be stopped by blockages in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s too large. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too quickly 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 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 pro like Solar Air Inc. check and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
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 low concentration of cold air. Reach us at 954-320-7398 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. Either way, reach us at 954-320-7398 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 bad, your mini-split won’t run. In the majority of instances, putting in fresh batteries will fix the issue. If you’re still running into trouble, call us at 954-320-7398.
Rely on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Fort Lauderdale, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 1975. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Reach us at 954-320-7398 to request your appointment now.