Having mini-split installation done is a smart solution for solving comfort problems in your residence. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can experience problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most common 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 may be an issue 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 drip. Call B & G HVAC at 641-316-3360 for support and we’ll get your drain unplugged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are two instances where they may 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 happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to keep itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises since they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is wrong, like insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your B & G HVAC HVAC professional will be able to locate and correct the issue fast.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils could be to blame. Like we talked about previously, iced-over coils can be the result of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 641-316-3360 for help.
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 needs refrigerant to move heat and keep your home cool. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so contact us at 641-316-3360 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be interrupted by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very well is if it’s too large. A system that’s too large will cool down an area too fast 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 may have a mold issue. Have a specialist like B & G HVAC check 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 encountering a refrigerant leak. Another sure hint that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a weak flow of cold air. Reach us at 641-316-3360 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Either way, reach us at 641-316-3360 for assistance.
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 turn on. In many instances, putting in new batteries will fix the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 641-316-3360.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Marshalltown, contact the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2006. Quality repairs, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Contact us at 641-316-3360 to schedule your appointment now.