Having mini-split installation done is a good approach to solve comfort troubles in your home. These systems don’t have to have ductwork to give energy-efficient heating and cooling. Much like any other home comfort system, they can have troubles from time to time. Here are seven of the most typical mini-split issues and how you can repair them.

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

If your mini-split is dripping water or not draining water, there might be an issue 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 spill. Call Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. at 862-345-6896 for help and we’ll get your drain unclogged promptly.

2. Mini-Split Is Making Noise

Mini-splits usually don’t make much noise when they’re running. But there are a couple of situations where they may produce sounds.

  • Popping or clicking: This can be due to the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is running.
  • Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can occur if your mini-split switches into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.

You shouldn’t be troubled if you hear these noises as they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps turning on defrost mode, it’s a symptom that something is wrong, including low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or malfunctioning sensors. Your Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. HVAC tech will be able to pinpoint and correct the issue rapidly.

3. Mini-Split Blows Cold Air in Heating Mode

If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, ice on the coils may be to blame. Like we mentioned prior to this, icy coils could be the result of low refrigerant, a faulty circuit board or broken sensors. Call us at 862-345-6896 for support.

4. Mini-Split Cooling Isn’t Working

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 transfer heat and keep your house cold. These leaks must be resolved by a licensed HVAC professional, so reach us at 862-345-6896 for assistance.

5. Mini-Split Doesn’t Extract Moisture

Similar to an air conditioner, a mini-split is efficient 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 effectively is if it’s too big. A system that’s too big will cool down a space too rapidly without having a chance to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is calculated on square footage and BTUs.

6. Mini-Split Is Smelly

If your ductless mini-split smells, it’s trying to get 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 likely have a mold issue. Have a professional like Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. examine and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if necessary.

Vinegar or Chemical Smell

If your mini-split smells like vinegar or has a sweet odor, you’re possibly dealing with a refrigerant leak. Another sure hint that you don’t have ample refrigerant is a lack of cold air. Reach us at 862-345-6896 for assistance

Fish

If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some situations this smell means there is electrical trouble or there’s a leak. Either way, contact us at 862-345-6896 for help.

7. Mini-Split Won’t Turn On

If your mini-split will not power on, look at the remote first. If the batteries are bad, your mini-split won’t turn on. In many instances, putting in fresh batteries will fix the situation. If you’re still running into trouble, call us at 862-345-6896.

Turn to Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs

When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Sussex County, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have relied on since {year}. Quality service, competitive prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Call us at 862-345-6896 to request your appointment right away.