Having mini-split installation done is a wise way to solve comfort problems in your residence. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can run into issues occasionally. Here are seven of the most common 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 problem 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 leak. Call A2Z Air Inc at 561-270-6228 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a few situations where they could create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be the result of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split turns on 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 off, including insufficient refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or defective sensors. Your A2Z Air Inc HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint and correct the situation fast.
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 mentioned prior to this, icy coils could be the consequence of low refrigerant, a failing circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Reach us at 561-270-6228 for assistance.
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 relies on refrigerant to shift heat and keep your residence comfortable. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 561-270-6228 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this can be halted by clogs 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 a room too fast without having a moment 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 could have a mold issue. Have a pro like A2Z Air Inc examine 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 dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire sign that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a lack of cool air. Contact us at 561-270-6228 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Either way, contact us at 561-270-6228 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 dead, your mini-split won’t run. In the majority of experiences, replacing the batteries will solve the problem. If you’re still having trouble, reach us at 561-270-6228.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Boynton Beach, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 2005. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Call us at 561-270-6228 to schedule your appointment right away.