Having mini-split installation done is a smart approach to solve comfort troubles in your residence. These systems don’t require ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can have problems occasionally. Here are seven of the most frequent mini-split issues 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 may be an issue 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. Call I-Deal HVAC at 505-445-1250 for support and we’ll get your drain unclogged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits normally don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of times 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 goes into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing up.
You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises since they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a sign that something is wrong, including insufficient refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or broken sensors. Your I-Deal HVAC HVAC professional will be able to find and correct the situation rapidly.
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 talked about before, iced-over coils might be the result of low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Call us at 505-445-1250 for assistance.
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 cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC tech, so call us at 505-445-1250 for support.
5. Mini-Split is Not Dehumidifying
Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this might be stopped by clogs 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 oversized will cool down a space too rapidly without having a moment 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 grab your attention 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 could have a mold issue. Have a specialist like I-Deal HVAC examine and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re probably dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire hint that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a weak flow of cold air. Contact us at 505-445-1250 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Either way, contact us at 505-445-1250 for assistance.
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 run. In most situations, putting in new batteries will fix the problem. If you’re still having trouble, reach us at 505-445-1250.
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When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, contact the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since 2018. Quality repairs, fair prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Contact us at 505-445-1250 to request your appointment now.