Ductless multi-split heating and air conditioning systems are an energy-efficient choice for your Goshen, IN home’s climate control. Nearly all of the time, these systems operate without any issues. However, a part could malfunction, or the outdoor unit could be damaged by the weather, debris, or animals. Pay attention to these signs that your ductless multi-split needs swift repairs.
Unusual Sounds or Smells
A feature of ductless multi-split systems is their quiet operation. When the system is working properly, you should just hear a click when it turns on and a soft whirring of the indoor and outdoor units’ fans. If your ductless multi-split starts to make unusual sounds, such as grinding, banging, or hissing, call for a repair as soon as possible. The multi-split shouldn’t release any odors. If you smell a burning or chemical stench, call right away for assistance.
No Heating or Cooling
You might notice that the ductless split system turns on, but it blows room-temperature air instead of warm or cold air. A dirty filter or evaporator coil may cause this issue. If your ductless multi-split won’t turn on, there could be a thermostat or circuit breaker issue. After ruling out these problems, the unit may have a refrigerant leak, an electrical problem, or a damaged capacitor. These issues require professional attention.
According to the Department of Energy, ductless multi-splits need a spot near the outdoor unit for the condensed moisture to drain out of the pipe. If that pipe becomes obstructed or blocked, the water could back up and leak into your home. Rust or corrosion in the interior section of the pipe could also cause a water leak. Routine maintenance of the split system prevents obstructions and allows enough time for responsive HVAC repairs.
For more tips on the signs that your ductless multi-split needs prompt repairs, take a look at Rex’s Heating and Cooling’s responsive HVAC repairs, or reach out to us today.