Having mini-split installation done is an excellent way to solve comfort difficulties in your house. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have issues sometimes. Here are seven of the most common mini-split problems 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 a problem 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 CNR Air Conditioning Inc at 239-241-5318 for support and we’ll get your drain unclogged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re operating. But there are two situations where they could 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 occur if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to prevent itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises because they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is off, like low refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your CNR Air Conditioning Inc HVAC pro will be able to locate 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, ice on the coils might be to blame. Like we talked about before, iced-over coils may be the effect of not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Reach us at 239-241-5318 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 uses refrigerant to shift heat and keep your house cool. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC technician, so contact us at 239-241-5318 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be interrupted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very well is if it’s oversized. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too fast without having time 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 tell you that something is wrong. Here are five of the most usual 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 CNR Air Conditioning Inc check 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 ample refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Contact us at 239-241-5318 for help.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Either way, reach us at 239-241-5318 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 run. In most instances, putting in new batteries will solve the problem. If you’re still having trouble, call us at 239-241-5318.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Naples, call the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 2002. Quality workmanship, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Reach us at 239-241-5318 to request your appointment today.