Having mini-split installation done is a great way to solve comfort troubles in your home. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can experience problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split troubles and how you can repair 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 an issue with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Contact Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-323-6130 for help and we’ll get your drain unplugged promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t make much noise when they’re operating. But there are a few times where they might create 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 switches into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises since they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is off, including not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Faust Air Conditioning and Heating HVAC pro will be able to find and solve the situation rapidly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, frozen coils might be to blame. Like we talked about previously, frozen coils could be the result of not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Contact us at 979-323-6130 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 shift heat and keep your house cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC pro, so contact us at 979-323-6130 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be stopped by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficientlyis if it’s oversized. A system that’s too large will cool down an area too quickly 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 get 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 could have a mold issue. Have a pro like Faust Air Conditioning and Heating inspect and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another sure hint that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a weak flow of chilled air. Call us at 979-323-6130 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Regardless, call us at 979-323-6130 for assistance.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are out of juice, your mini-split won’t run. In many experiences, putting in fresh batteries will resolve the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, call us at 979-323-6130.
Rely on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Wharton, call the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1983. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Reach us at 979-323-6130 to book your appointment today.