Having mini-split installation done is a wise solution for solving comfort issues in your residence. 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 problems from time to time. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split problems 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 a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Call Olde Towne Heating & Air at 843-485-0967 for help and we’ll get your drain unplugged promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t generate much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of times where they may make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is operating.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can occur if your mini-split turns on 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 turning on defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is off, including insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Your Olde Towne Heating & Air HVAC tech will be able to locate 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, icy coils might be to blame. Like we discussed prior to this, icy coils may be the consequence of low refrigerant, a failing circuit board or broken sensors. Call us at 843-485-0967 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 uses refrigerant to shift heat and keep your home pleasant. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so reach us at 843-485-0967 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this can 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 a room too rapidly without having time 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 may have a mold issue. Have a pro like Olde Towne Heating & Air inspect 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 experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another surefire clue that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a low concentration of cold air. Reach us at 843-485-0967 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, contact us at 843-485-0967 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 dead, your mini-split won’t turn on. In the majority of situations, replacing the batteries will solve the problem. If you’re still experiencing trouble, contact us at 843-485-0967.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Mount Pleasant, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2009. Quality service, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Contact us at 843-485-0967 to request your appointment right away.