Having mini-split installation done is a smart 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 run into issues occasionally. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split issues 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 might be a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Reach US Air Heating and Cooling at 803-220-0761 for support and we’ll get your drain unclogged promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are two times where they might produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to 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 stop itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if you hear these noises as they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is wrong, including low refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or broken sensors. Your US Air Heating and Cooling HVAC technician will be able to find and resolve 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 discussed prior to this, frozen coils might be the result of insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 803-220-0761 for help.
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 needs refrigerant to shift heat and keep your home cool. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC professional, so contact us at 803-220-0761 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective 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 properlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too rapidly without having a chance 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 may have a mold issue. Have a specialist like US Air Heating and Cooling inspect and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire hint that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Reach us at 803-220-0761 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, contact us at 803-220-0761 for help.
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 switch on. In the majority of situations, putting in fresh batteries will solve the trouble. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 803-220-0761.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Rock Hill, contact the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2005. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Call us at 803-220-0761 to schedule your appointment right away.