Why Is My Mini-Split Making Loud Noises?
A mini-split air conditioning system is designed to provide cooling and heating to homes and businesses. Mini-splits can offer many advantages over traditional HVAC systems when specific challenges make using a heat pump or traditional air conditioning unit impossible. Even so, there are situations that require a mini-split repair. If your mini-split needs repaired or scheduled maintenance, call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Our trained technicians will have your system running properly in no time. One scenario that may occur is the mini-split begins to make disturbing loud noises, which can prevent proper operation of the mini-split. There are several reasons why your mini-split could be making loud noises.
Common Reasons Your Mini Split is Making Loud Noises
- Dirty Filters: Over time, dirt, dust and other debris can accumulate on your air filters, restricting airflow and causing your unit to work harder than it should. This can lead to loud noises, such as whistling or rattling.
- Loose Parts: The indoor and outdoor units of your mini-split system contain several moving parts, including motors, fans and bearings. If any of these parts become loose, they can vibrate and make loud noises.
- Refrigerant Leaks: If there is a refrigerant leak in your mini-split system, the compressor will have to work harder, causing the mini-split to make unusual or loud noises. You may also notice that your mini-split is not cooling your home as effectively as it should.
- Improper Installation: A mini-split system that has been improperly installed may make loud noises as well as have other issues. For example, if the outdoor unit is not level or is installed on an unstable surface, it can vibrate and make loud noises. Always trust your mini-split and other home comfort needs to trained and licensed professionals like Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.
To diagnose the cause of the loud noises in your mini-split, contact Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today. One of our technicians can inspect your system, identify the problem and make any necessary repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance, including cleaning or replacing air filters, can also help prevent future issues with your mini-split system.