Having mini-split installation done is a great approach to solve comfort difficulties in your residence. These systems don’t require ductwork to give 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 issues and how you can resolve 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 an issue 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 Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning at 952-373-0377 for help and we’ll get your drain unblocked promptly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits usually don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are two situations where they might create sounds.
- Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
- Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can occur if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.
You shouldn’t be worried 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, such as low refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or defective sensors. Your Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning HVAC technician will be able to locate and resolve the issue rapidly.
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 may be the issue. Like we mentioned previously, iced-over coils may be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a failing circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 952-373-0377 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 uses refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your residence comfortable. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so call us at 952-373-0377 for assistance.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may 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 big. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too fast 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 grab 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a professional like Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning 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 possibly encountering a refrigerant leak. Another surefire hint that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a weak flow of cool air. Call us at 952-373-0377 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Regardless, reach us at 952-373-0377 for help.
7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On
If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are out of juice, your mini-split won’t switch on. In many instances, putting in fresh batteries will solve the trouble. If you’re still having trouble, reach us at 952-373-0377.
Depend on Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Savage, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 1953. Quality service, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Call us at 952-373-0377 to schedule your appointment right away.