Having mini-split installation done is a wise way to solve comfort difficulties 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 experience problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split problems 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 might be a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Reach Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc at 662-281-1231 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unplugged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t make much noise when they’re operating. But there are a couple of times where they could create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be the result of 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 prevent itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises since they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is wrong, like not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc HVAC pro will be able to find and resolve the situation quickly.
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 talked about before, iced-over coils might be the effect of not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Contact us at 662-281-1231 for support.
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 move heat and keep your residence comfortable. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC pro, so call us at 662-281-1231 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 could be halted by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficientlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s too big will cool down an area too quickly without having a moment 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 grab your attention that something is wrong. Here are five of the most typical 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 pro like Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc examine and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another sure hint that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Reach us at 662-281-1231 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Either way, contact us at 662-281-1231 for help.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are dead, your mini-split won’t run. In many experiences, putting in new batteries will solve the situation. If you’re still experiencing trouble, contact us at 662-281-1231.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Oxford, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2000. Quality repairs, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Reach us at 662-281-1231 to book your appointment right away.