Having mini-split installation done is a wise way to solve comfort troubles in your home. These systems don’t need ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can experience troubles sometimes. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split problems 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 a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Call Farris Heating & Air at 918-333-0376 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a few times where they could produce 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 happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to keep itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises because they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is wrong, such as low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your Farris Heating & Air HVAC professional will be able to pinpoint and solve the issue fast.
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 might be to blame. Like we mentioned before, iced-over coils may be the result of not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 918-333-0376 for help.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there could be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC relies on refrigerant to move heat and keep your residence comfortable. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC technician, so reach us at 918-333-0376 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be interrupted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying properlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s too large will cool down a room 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 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 may have a mold issue. Have a pro like Farris Heating & Air 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 likely encountering a refrigerant leak. Another certain hint that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of cool air. Contact us at 918-333-0376 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 918-333-0376 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 bad, your mini-split won’t switch on. In many experiences, replacing the batteries will solve the problem. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 918-333-0376.
Rely on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Bartlesville, call the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1964. Quality repairs, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Contact us at 918-333-0376 to schedule your appointment right away.