Having mini-split installation done is an excellent approach to solve comfort troubles 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 issues occasionally. Here are seven of the most common mini-split troubles and how you can fix them.

1. Mini-Split Is Leaking or Struggling to Drain Water

If your mini-split is dripping water or not draining water, there may be a problem with the condensate drain or drain line. It’s common for a drain line to be clogged with mold, forcing water to back up and drip. Call Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning at 204-272-8128 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unblocked rapidly.

2. Mini-Split Keeps Making Weird Noises

Mini-splits typically don’t generate much noise when they’re on. But there are a couple of instances where they might create sounds.

  • Popping or clicking: This can be the result of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
  • Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to keep itself from freezing up.

You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises as they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is off, including low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or defective sensors. Your Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning HVAC technician will be able to find and solve the problem rapidly.

3. Mini-Split Heating Isn’t Working

If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, ice on the coils could be the problem. Like we mentioned before, frozen coils might be the result of low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or defective sensors. Call us at 204-272-8128 for support.

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 house pleasant. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC professional, so reach us at 204-272-8128 for help.

5. Mini-Split Doesn’t Extract Moisture

Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is effective at dehumidifying during the summer. However, this could be stopped by blockages in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very efficiently is if it’s oversized. A system that’s too big will cool down an area too fast without having time to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is based on square footage and BTUs.

6. Mini-Split Is Smelly

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.

Mold or Mildew

If your mini-split smells musty, sour or like mildew, you may have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning examine and flush the condensate drain and drain line, if required.

Vinegar or Chemical Smell

If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another surefire hint that you don’t have sufficient refrigerant is a weak flow of cool air. Contact us at 204-272-8128 for help

Fish

If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is electrical trouble or there’s a leak. Nevertheless, call us at 204-272-8128 for help.

7. Mini-Split Isn’t Starting

If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are dead, your mini-split won’t switch on. In most experiences, putting in new batteries will resolve the issue. If you’re still having trouble, contact 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 relied on since {year}. Quality service, fair prices and your comfort are our top priorities! Call us at 204-272-8128 to schedule your appointment today.