Having mini-split installation done is a wise approach to solve comfort problems in your house. These systems don’t require ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can run into troubles occasionally. 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 might be a problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Call Luikart Heating & Cooling at 740-200-5591 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unclogged promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re running. But there are a few instances where they could make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is running.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can occur if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to keep itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises since they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is wrong, like not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Your Luikart Heating & Cooling HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and solve the issue quickly.
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 the problem. Like we talked about before, frozen coils could be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 740-200-5591 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 uses refrigerant to move heat and keep your residence cool. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC technician, so contact us at 740-200-5591 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job 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 efficientlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s oversized will cool down a room too quickly 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 grab your attention 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 could have a mold issue. Have a professional like Luikart Heating & Cooling check and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another sure hint that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a weak flow of cool air. Contact us at 740-200-5591 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 740-200-5591 for assistance.
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 switch on. In most instances, replacing the batteries will fix the situation. If you’re still having trouble, call us at 740-200-5591.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Newark, call the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1961. Quality workmanship, fair prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Reach us at 740-200-5591 to schedule your appointment today.