Having mini-split installation done is an excellent approach to solve comfort troubles in your home. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Similar to any other home comfort system, they can run into problems occasionally. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split issues and how you can resolve 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 get clogged with mold, forcing water to back up and leak. Call Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces at 308-321-4703 for support and we’ll get your drain unblocked quickly.

2. Mini-Split Keeps Making Weird Noises

Mini-splits usually don’t generate much noise when they’re operating. But there are two situations 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 happen if your mini-split turns on defrost mode to stop itself from freezing over.

You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises because they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is wrong, like not enough refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Your Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces HVAC technician will be able to find and resolve the problem fast.

3. Mini-Split Blows Cold Air in Heating Mode

If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils might be the problem. Like we mentioned before, iced-over coils might be the consequence of low refrigerant, a failing circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Contact us at 308-321-4703 for help.

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 shift heat and keep your residence cool. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC pro, so reach us at 308-321-4703 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 may be interrupted by clogs in the condensate drain line. Another reason your mini-split air conditioner may not be dehumidifying very effectively is if it’s too large. A system that’s too large will cool down an area too fast without having time 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 get 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 might have a mold issue. Have a professional like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces examine and rinse the condensate drain and drain line, if required.

Vinegar

If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re likely encountering a refrigerant leak. Another certain clue that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of cold air. Reach us at 308-321-4703 for help

Fish

If your mini-split smells like fish, a couple of things could be wrong. Sometimes this smell means there is electrical trouble or there’s a leak. Nevertheless, contact us at 308-321-4703 for assistance.

7. Mini-Split Won’t Turn On

If your mini-split will not power on, check the remote first. If the batteries are bad, your mini-split won’t turn on. In most experiences, replacing the batteries will resolve the situation. If you’re still having trouble, contact us at 308-321-4703.

Turn to Us for All Mini-Split Repair Needs

When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Alliance, call the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since {year}. Quality service, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Reach us at 308-321-4703 to schedule your appointment today.