Having mini-split installation done is a smart solution for solving comfort problems in your residence. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can experience problems sometimes. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split problems and how you can fix 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 situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s typical for a drain line to become clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Call Precision Mechanical at 605-206-3766 for support and we’ll get your drain unclogged rapidly.
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 could produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be the result of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is running.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can take place if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to prevent itself from icing up.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises as they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is wrong, like insufficient refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or defective sensors. Your Precision Mechanical HVAC pro will be able to pinpoint and solve the issue fast.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils might be the problem. Like we mentioned prior to this, frozen coils could be the consequence of not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Call us at 605-206-3766 for help.
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 relies on refrigerant to move heat and keep your residence comfortable. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC tech, so contact us at 605-206-3766 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may 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 too big. A system that’s oversized will cool down a space 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 may have a mold issue. Have a professional like Precision Mechanical inspect and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another certain clue that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of cool air. Contact us at 605-206-3766 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Regardless, call us at 605-206-3766 for assistance.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, examine the remote first. If the batteries are dead, your mini-split won’t turn on. In the majority of situations, putting in fresh batteries will resolve the trouble. If you’re still experiencing trouble, reach us at 605-206-3766.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Rapid City, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 2006. Quality repairs, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Call us at 605-206-3766 to book your appointment today.