Having mini-split installation done is an excellent solution for solving comfort problems in your residence. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can experience troubles occasionally. Here are seven of the most frequent 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 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 leak. Contact Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning at 717-383-4479 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of situations where they could produce sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be due to 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 freezing up.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises since they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is up, such as not enough refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning HVAC pro will be able to locate 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, ice on the coils could be the problem. Like we mentioned prior to this, frozen coils could be the consequence of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 717-383-4479 for help.
4. Mini-Split is Not Cooling or Blowing Cold Air
If your mini-split is not cooling or blowing cold air, there could be a refrigerant leak. Your mini-split AC needs refrigerant to move heat and keep your home pleasant. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so call us at 717-383-4479 for help.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split does a great job at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this can be interrupted by blockages in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying properlyis if it’s too big. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too quickly 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 get 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 may have a mold issue. Have a professional like Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning check and flush 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 sure hint that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a lack of cold air. Contact us at 717-383-4479 for support.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Regardless, contact us at 717-383-4479 for support.
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 run. In many experiences, replacing the batteries will fix the situation. If you’re still experiencing trouble, call us at 717-383-4479.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in York, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 1972. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Contact us at 717-383-4479 to schedule your appointment today.