Having mini-split installation done is an excellent way to solve comfort difficulties in your house. These systems don’t require ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can have problems from time to time. Here are seven of the most common mini-split troubles and how you can solve 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 expected for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and spill. Contact Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-305-4777 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t make much noise when they’re operating. But there are a few times where they may produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is operating.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to stop itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises because they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a hint that something is off, like low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Your Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning HVAC pro will be able to locate and correct the problem rapidly.
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 to blame. Like we mentioned prior to this, frozen coils may be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 801-305-4777 for assistance.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there might be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC uses refrigerant to move heat and keep your house cool. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC technician, so call us at 801-305-4777 for help.
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 blockages in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s too large. A system that’s oversized will cool down an area too rapidly without having a moment to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is calculated 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 might have a mold issue. Have a pro like Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning 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 likely dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire clue that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a weak flow of chilled air. Contact us at 801-305-4777 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, contact us at 801-305-4777 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 switch on. In most situations, putting in new batteries will resolve the trouble. If you’re still running into trouble, call us at 801-305-4777.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in West Valley City, contact the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1996. Quality repairs, reasonable prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Reach us at 801-305-4777 to request your appointment right away.