5 Common Mini Split Issues & Their Solutions

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5 Common Mini Split Issues & Their Solutions

Solutions for 5 Common Mini-Split Issues

Mini-split systems are an excellent heating and cooling solution that can help regulate the temperature of individual rooms or spaces. However, like any HVAC system, mini-splits can experience problems that may compromise their efficiency and effectiveness. If your mini-split is having issues and needs a repair, call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. 

Here are five common mini-split issues and their solutions:

  • Clogged Air Filter: A clogged air filter can restrict airflow, leading to poor system performance, and reduce indoor air quality. It is recommended to clean or replace the air filter regularly to prevent airflow blockages. The frequency of changing or cleaning your air filter depends upon circumstances such as the dustiness of your specific environment or whether you have pets, just to name a few. You should also check your manufacturer’s recommendation regarding how often to replace the air filter, too.
  • Leaking Refrigerant: When refrigerant is leaking, the mini-split system will operate inefficiently or stop working altogether. This issue requires a qualified technician to locate the leak and repair it before recharging the system. Additionally, if the system is repeatedly low on refrigerant, there may be a more significant underlying issue that needs to be addressed. For refrigerant issues, call Kotz.
  • Faulty Thermostat: If the thermostat is not working correctly, it can prevent the mini-split from heating or cooling as needed. Check to ensure the thermostat is set to the correct temperature, and if it is not working, it may need to be replaced by a Kotz HVAC technician.
  • Dirty Evaporator Coil: The evaporator coil in the indoor unit can become dirty over time, leading to reduced efficiency and airflow. Cleaning the coil periodically can help prevent this issue. Scheduled maintenance for your mini-split is always a great idea. Kotz’s Red Carpet Maintenance Program includes a comprehensive inspection and thorough cleaning of your mini-split system.
  • Condensate Drainage Issues: The indoor unit of a mini-split system produces condensation, which needs to be drained properly. If the drain line becomes clogged or damaged, the condensation can back up into the system, causing damage. Scheduled maintenance will include inspecting and cleaning the drain line to prevent issues.

Regular maintenance and inspection by a qualified technician can help prevent these common mini-split issues. To schedule your mini-split maintenance, mini-split repair or any HVAC service, call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today.