Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic way to solve comfort troubles in your home. These systems don’t need ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can run into problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split troubles 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 might be a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Reach KDM Service Corporation at 205-208-8090 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unblocked promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re on. But there are a few situations where they might make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is operating.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can take place if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to stop itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises since they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is wrong, including not enough refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or broken sensors. Your KDM Service Corporation HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint 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, icy coils could be the problem. Like we talked about before, iced-over coils may be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Call us at 205-208-8090 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 needs refrigerant to move heat and keep your house cool. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC pro, so call us at 205-208-8090 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job 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 effectivelyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s too big 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 KDM Service Corporation inspect and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another certain sign that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Call us at 205-208-8090 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. Nevertheless, reach us at 205-208-8090 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 out of juice, your mini-split won’t turn on. In most situations, replacing the batteries will resolve the situation. If you’re still having trouble, call us at 205-208-8090.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Tuscaloosa, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 2010. Quality repairs, competitive prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Call us at 205-208-8090 to request your appointment now.