Having mini-split installation done is an excellent approach to solve comfort troubles in your residence. These systems don’t need ductwork to deliver energy-efficient heating and cooling. Like any other home comfort system, they can have troubles occasionally. Here are seven of the most common mini-split problems 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 might be a situation 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 Three Rivers Heating & Cooling at 503-213-4433 for assistance and we’ll get your drain unblocked promptly.

2. Mini-Split Makes Constant Noise

Mini-splits usually don’t create a lot of noise when they’re on. But there are a few times where they may produce sounds.

  • Popping or clicking: This can be because of the plastic housing expanding or contracting while the system is on.
  • Swooshing, crackling or gurgling: This can happen if your mini-split goes into defrost mode to stop itself from icing over.

You shouldn’t be worried if you hear these noises since they’re expected. However, if your mini-split keeps switching into defrost mode, it’s a clue that something is wrong, like low refrigerant, a bad circuit board or broken sensors. Your Three Rivers Heating & Cooling HVAC professional will be able to pinpoint and resolve the situation quickly.

3. Mini-Split Isn’t Generating Heat

If your mini-split is not heating or blowing hot air, icy coils may be the problem. Like we talked about prior to this, iced-over coils might be the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a failing circuit board or defective sensors. Call us at 503-213-4433 for assistance.

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 home cold. These leaks must be fixed by a licensed HVAC professional, so call us at 503-213-4433 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 could 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 oversized. A system that’s too big will cool down a room too quickly without having time to dehumidify it. Mini-split size is based on square footage and BTUs.

6. Mini-Split Giving Off a Weird Smell

If your ductless mini-split smells, it’s trying to get your attention that something is wrong. Here are five of the most common smells and what they mean.

Mold or Mildew

If your mini-split smells musty, sour or like mildew, you likely have a mold issue. Have a specialist like Three Rivers Heating & Cooling check and clean the condensate drain and drain line, if needed.

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 surefire hint that you don’t have enough refrigerant is a lack of chilled air. Reach us at 503-213-4433 for assistance

Fish

If your mini-split smells like fish, a few things could be wrong. In some instances this smell means there is electrical trouble or there’s a leak. Nevertheless, contact us at 503-213-4433 for support.

7. Mini-Split Won’t Turn On

If your mini-split will not power on, examine the remote first. If the batteries are out of juice, your mini-split won’t run. In most experiences, putting in new batteries will solve the issue. If you’re still running into trouble, reach us at 503-213-4433.

Trust Us for Your Mini-Split Repair Needs

When you need mini-split repair or air conditioning repair in Portland, get in touch with the company your neighbors and friends have depended on since {year}. Quality workmanship, reasonable prices and your comfort are our main priorities! Contact us at 503-213-4433 to book your appointment today.