Having mini-split installation done is a smart solution for solving comfort problems in your home. 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 problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split issues 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 could be an issue with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and leak. Reach AZ Air Conditioning and Heating at 800-296-5088 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are two situations where they could make 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 take place if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to keep itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises because they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is off, such as low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your AZ Air Conditioning and Heating HVAC tech will be able to locate and correct the problem rapidly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, frozen coils could be the issue. Like we mentioned previously, frozen coils could be the effect of not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Call us at 800-296-5088 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 move heat and keep your residence cold. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so contact us at 800-296-5088 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be halted by mold 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 large will cool down a space too quickly without having a moment to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is calculated 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 typical 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 professional like AZ Air Conditioning and Heating inspect and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire clue that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of cold air. Reach us at 800-296-5088 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Regardless, reach us at 800-296-5088 for support.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, look at the remote first. If the batteries are dead, your mini-split won’t turn on. In the majority of situations, putting in new batteries will solve the situation. If you’re still experiencing trouble, reach us at 800-296-5088.
Rely on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Los Angeles, call the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1984. Quality workmanship, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Reach us at 800-296-5088 to schedule your appointment right away.