Having mini-split installation done is a smart approach to solve comfort troubles in your house. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can run into problems occasionally. Here are seven of the most common mini-split troubles 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. Contact Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling at 614-451-0846 for support and we’ll get your drain unclogged promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t make much noise when they’re running. But there are two situations where they could make sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can occur if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to stop itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises as they’re typical. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is wrong, including not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Your Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling HVAC pro will be able to find and solve the problem 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 the problem. Like we mentioned prior to this, iced-over coils might be the effect of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or broken sensors. Call us at 614-451-0846 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 relies on refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your residence cool. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 614-451-0846 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Like an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be stopped by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s too big. A system that’s too large will cool down a space too rapidly 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 get your attention that something is wrong. Here are five of the most typical 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 Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling check and flush 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 sign that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Call us at 614-451-0846 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is an electrical problem or that there’s a leak. Either way, contact us at 614-451-0846 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 bad, your mini-split won’t run. In the majority of instances, putting in fresh batteries will resolve the trouble. If you’re still having trouble, call us at 614-451-0846.
Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Columbus, contact the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since 1972. Quality repairs, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Call us at 614-451-0846 to schedule your appointment today.