Having mini-split installation done is a wise way to solve comfort difficulties in your home. These systems don’t require ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can run into issues sometimes. 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 problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to get clogged with mold, force water to back up and drip. Call Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning at 204-272-8128 for help and we’ll get your drain unplugged quickly.
2. Mini-Split is Making Noise
Mini-splits typically don’t make much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of instances where they may create 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 turns on defrost mode to stop 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, like insufficient refrigerant, a flawed circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Kirkfield Heating & 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 might be the problem. Like we discussed prior to this, icy coils may be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Reach us at 204-272-8128 for assistance.
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 needs refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your home cold. These leaks must be repaired by a licensed HVAC professional, so contact us at 204-272-8128 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 halted by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectivelyis if it’s too large. A system that’s oversized will cool down a space 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 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a pro like Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning examine and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if required.
If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another sure hint that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a low concentration of cold air. Call us at 204-272-8128 for assistance.
If your mini-split smells like fish, the following things things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there is electrical trouble or that there’s a leak. Nevertheless, contact us at 204-272-8128 for help.
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 turn on. In many experiences, putting in fresh batteries will resolve the issue. If you’re still experiencing trouble, reach us at 204-272-8128.
Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs
When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Winnipeg, call the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since 1951. Quality workmanship, fair prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Contact us at 204-272-8128 to book your appointment right away.