Having mini-split installation done is a smart way to solve comfort difficulties in your residence. These systems don’t require ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can have troubles from time to time. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split troubles and how you can solve 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 drip. Reach Miller Climate Control LLC at 512-937-2001 for help and we’ll get your drain unclogged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are a couple of times where they may create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can take place if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to stop itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises because they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is off, like not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Your Miller Climate Control LLC HVAC technician will be able to find 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 problem. Like we discussed prior to this, icy coils may be the effect of low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 512-937-2001 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 cool. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so contact us at 512-937-2001 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 may be halted by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s oversized will cool down an area too rapidly without having time 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 get your attention 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 may have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Miller Climate Control LLC inspect and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another certain sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a lack of cold air. Contact us at 512-937-2001 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Regardless, reach us at 512-937-2001 for assistance.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are out of juice, your mini-split won’t run. In most instances, replacing the batteries will fix the issue. If you’re still having trouble, contact us at 512-937-2001.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Georgetown, contact the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 2017. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Contact us at 512-937-2001 to book your appointment today.