Having mini-split installation done is a fantastic solution for solving comfort issues in your home. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can run into problems sometimes. 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 could be a situation with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s expected for a drain line to become clogged with mold, forcing water to back up and leak. Contact Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning at 204-272-8128 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unblocked rapidly.

2. Mini-Split Is Making Noise

Mini-splits usually don’t make much noise when they’re operating. But there are two instances where they could 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 take place if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to keep itself from freezing over.

You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises as they’re normal. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is wrong, including low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning HVAC technician will be able to find 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, frozen coils might be to blame. Like we mentioned previously, icy coils may be the effect of not enough refrigerant, a failing circuit board or broken sensors. Call 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 relies on refrigerant to transfer heat and keep your residence cool. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC pro, so call us at 204-272-8128 for help.

5. Mini-Split Is Not Dehumidifying

Much like an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this may be interrupted by mold in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficiently is if it’s too large. A system that’s too large will cool down an area too rapidly without having a chance to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is based 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 pro like Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning inspect and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.

Vinegar

If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly experiencing a refrigerant leak. Another surefire hint that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a low concentration of cold air. Reach us at 204-272-8128 for support

Fish

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 there’s a leak. Regardless, call us at 204-272-8128 for assistance.

7. Mini-Split Will Not Power On

If your mini-split will not power on, look at the remote first. If the batteries are dead, your mini-split won’t run. In the majority of situations, replacing the batteries will resolve the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 204-272-8128.

Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs

When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Winnipeg, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have trusted since {year}. Quality service, competitive prices and your comfort are our highest priorities! Call us at 204-272-8128 to book your appointment right away.