Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic solution for solving comfort difficulties in your home. These systems don’t need ductwork to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have 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 might be a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to be clogged with mold, force water to back up and leak. Contact Jett's Heating & Air Inc. at 815-410-1128 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unplugged rapidly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re running. But there are a couple of instances where they might make 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 turns on defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.
You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises as they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps going into defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is off, such as not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your Jett's Heating & Air Inc. HVAC technician will be able to find and correct the issue rapidly.
3. Mini-Split is Not Heating or Blowing Hot Air
If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils may be to blame. Like we mentioned prior to this, iced-over coils can be the consequence of low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Contact us at 815-410-1128 for support.
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 shift heat and keep your house comfortable. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 815-410-1128 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this can be stopped by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficientlyis if it’s too large. A system that’s oversized will cool down a space too fast without having time 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 tell you 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. 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 experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another certain sign that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Reach us at 815-410-1128 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there are electrical issues or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, reach us at 815-410-1128 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 switch on. In the majority of instances, putting in fresh batteries will resolve the situation. If you’re still experiencing trouble, call us at 815-410-1128.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in McHenry, contact the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2004. Quality repairs, reasonable prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Reach us at 815-410-1128 to book your appointment today.