When properly maintained, ductless mini-splits can be a reliable and efficient way of cooling your home. However, they can occasionally malfunction, in which case it is important to arrange a repair as soon as possible. Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air provides ductless mini-split repair in San Diego and the surrounding area. Here you will find a list of the most common issues our technicians encounter when servicing ductless mini-splits.
Mini-Split Not Blowing Cold Air
There are many reasons why your ductless mini-split is not blowing cold air, even though you set it to cool. First, be sure to check the thermostat settings. It might sound obvious, but it’s easy to change the target temperature by mistake.
Once you have confirmed the settings are correct, it is time to call for AC repair service. Some possible causes for a ductless mini-split blowing warm or lukewarm air include a refrigerant leak or a problem with the compressor. Simply adding more refrigerant is not enough to solve this kind of problem, unfortunately. It is also necessary to find out why the levels are low and repair the leak. A trained and experienced technician from our team can handle this repair with confidence.
Mini-Split Refuses to Power On
If you can’t turn on your mini-split, the first thing to do is check the power supply. Has a circuit breaker tripped? Be sure to also check the batteries in the remote. They might have died, causing you to mistakenly think there is a problem with the mini-split. Once you have done this basic troubleshooting, call an AC repair service. If your mini-split is regularly tripping the electrical circuits in your home, then it requires professional attention.
Water Dripping From Mini-Split
If there is water leaking or dripping from your mini-split, then there is likely to be a clog in the drain line. Sometimes, mold can grow in the drain line, blocking it and causing water to back up into the unit. If you call us, we can clear the line for you, repair any damage, and get your mini-split working again.
Mini-Split Making Strange Noise
One of the biggest advantages of a ductless mini-split system is that it usually operates very quietly. If your mini-split starts to make a strange noise, take it as a sign that you should call a repair service.
Popping or clicking noises can occur if the plastic housing contracts or expands while the unit operates. Meanwhile, gurgling noises can indicate that the mini-split is attempting to de-ice itself. Too much ice building up on the coils is a symptom of a fault with your mini-split, so please call us. We can quickly resolve the issue and restore peace in your home.
Mini-Split Smells Bad
A ductless mini-split should never smell bad. All unpleasant odors indicate that it is time to call a trusted mini-split repair service.
In particular, musty or moldy smells suggest that there is mold inside the unit. Mold growth is most likely to occur if water builds up there. We can figure out why this is happening and repair it so that we can get rid of the smell and address the underlying cause.
You might notice that your ductless mini-split smells slightly sweet, or even a little like vinegar. These kinds of smells suggest that refrigerant is leaking from the unit. Over time, a lack of refrigerant fluid can lead to serious problems, so call us as soon as possible. The fluid can also stain or damage your decor or furnishings, so it is best not to ignore the leak for long.
Other smells, such as burning smells, can indicate serious electrical problems. These can be dangerous if you don’t deal with them, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Home Feels Too Humid
Ductless mini-splits usually have a dehumidifying effect as well as cool the air in your home. However, this effect can be disrupted by a blockage in the drain line. If you notice that humidity levels are rising for no obvious reason, call us. We can take a look at your mini-split and find out whether it is to blame.
Ductless Mini-Split Not Cooling Home
Sometimes, a mini-split seems to be working fine, but your home is still too hot. This could simply be a sign that your system needs a tune-up. Alternatively, there could be a problem brewing that hasn’t yet become obvious. Either way, it’s best to call us sooner rather than later so we can help your system deliver the cooling you need.
Energy Bills Unusually High
Is your ductless mini-split working well, but your energy bills are skyrocketing? While high global energy prices don’t help, part of the problem could be that your system is wasting energy. If you leave too much time between tune-ups, home cooling systems can become inefficient. Give us a call and we’ll clean your system to get it working efficiently once again.
Air Quality is Low
Ductless mini-splits contain filters that trap common sources of air pollution and remove them from the air. In performing this role, they can make life much more tolerable for allergy sufferers. If you notice that your home’s air quality is declining, perhaps due to an increase in allergy symptoms, these filters might be blocked. Debris and dust naturally build up over time, and once they are filling the filters, they prevent them from doing their job correctly. Call us and we’ll send a technician to clean or replace the filters. You should notice the difference very soon.
Act Now to Fix Problems with Ductless Mini-Splits
It is never a good idea to ignore problems with a ductless mini-split. Wear and tear can increase when one part of the system is malfunctioning, leading to other parts becoming damaged too. In this way, ignoring a problem can lead to higher repair costs in the long run. It is also very important to have adequate cooling during hot summers. Call Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air today to arrange a repair and we’ll make sure your system is all ready for the upcoming season.
Most ductless mini-split problems can be easily repaired. However, if your system is very old or very badly damaged, we might recommend replacement. In this case, we will help you find a new system that meets the needs of you and your family.
Your Ductless Mini-Split Repair Team in San Diego
Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air are the experts when it comes to ductless mini-split repair in San Diego. Our company has EPA, BBB, and State of CA certification. We are ready to take on any repair job, no matter how perplexing the problem. Our philosophy is “building success, one customer at a time.” Let us make you our next success story! We provide a free diagnostic investigation with any paid repair. If we can’t repair the system, we offer a free estimate on replacement systems. Please call us today so we can figure out what’s wrong with your ductless mini-split. We promise to either get it working again or install a suitable replacement.
Are you looking for ductless mini-split repair in San Diego? Please call Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air today to schedule a visit from one of our skilled technicians.