Having mini-split installation done is a good approach to solve comfort difficulties in your home. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can have problems from time to time. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split issues and how you can resolve 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 expected for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Reach The Frazier Company at 402-628-0206 for support and we’ll get your drain unblocked rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are a couple of situations where they might make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- 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 since they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is off, such as insufficient refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or broken sensors. Your The Frazier Company HVAC pro will be able to find and solve the problem quickly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils may be the issue. Like we mentioned before, frozen coils may be the consequence of insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 402-628-0206 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 house cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC technician, so contact us at 402-628-0206 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be stopped by clogs 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 space too fast without having a chance 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 tell you 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 might have a mold issue. Have a pro like The Frazier Company examine and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another surefire sign that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a low concentration of cold air. Reach us at 402-628-0206 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Either way, call us at 402-628-0206 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 out of juice, your mini-split won’t turn on. In many situations, replacing the batteries will resolve the trouble. If you’re still running into trouble, contact us at 402-628-0206.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Omaha, call the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1929. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Call us at 402-628-0206 to request your appointment today.