Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic way to solve comfort problems in your home. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can run into problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split problems 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 might be an issue with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Call Brookwood Inc at 641-316-9803 for support and we’ll get your drain unplugged 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 could produce 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 switches into defrost mode to stop itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises because they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is off, including not enough refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or broken sensors. Your Brookwood Inc HVAC tech 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, frozen coils may be to blame. Like we mentioned before, frozen coils may be the consequence of low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Reach us at 641-316-9803 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 needs refrigerant to move heat and keep your residence pleasant. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC tech, so contact us at 641-316-9803 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to 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 oversized. A system that’s oversized will cool down an area 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 tell you 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 might have a mold issue. Have a pro like Brookwood Inc 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 probably dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another sure sign that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a low concentration of cold air. Call us at 641-316-9803 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 641-316-9803 for support.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, examine the remote first. If the batteries are bad, your mini-split won’t switch on. In the majority of instances, putting in fresh batteries will fix the trouble. If you’re still running into trouble, contact us at 641-316-9803.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Newton, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1962. Quality repairs, fair prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Contact us at 641-316-9803 to schedule your appointment right away.