Troubleshooting ductless split systems can be challenging for someone who’s recently started living on their own.
Here’s a fairly easy guide to navigating through ductless split system troubles. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, you know what it is and what you need to do.
Is the Unit Having Trouble Operating?
Is your cooling system not turning on? You need to check the display on the fan coil in case there’s a fault code. It’ll be useful to keep the instructions manual nearby just in case you need to go back and check a few technical details.
Secondly, you should check the settings of the room temperature on the remote control. It might be that the system is set on a different mode, which is why it’s not functioning right.
Usually, cooling systems take 3 minutes (or longer) to start functioning so make sure you wait for it to start before panicking.
Is it blowing dry air only?
This is a commonly reported problem in split systems. The unit often dispels dry air instead of condensed cooling. In such instances, you must check the air filter if it has become too polluted to let cool air pass. If so, you need to take them out and clean them before running the system again.
If that’s not the case, it could be because of an ice buildup on the coil. This might restrict the working of the fan and the blower wheel. If the fan’s not working, let the system sit idle until the ice melts. Otherwise, it’s probably because of the control board or a faulty motor. Call the pros if the problem is unmanageable; we’ll handle it.
Is it leaking
The split system often tends to drip when the drain hose has become clogged. In order to unblock the drainage system, you can either try some DIY hacks or call our professionals. However, if you take on the job yourself, make sure you know what you’re doing and don’t mess it up further.
Sometimes it’s not because of the clogged drain hose but because the fan coil is not sloped correctly. The unit needs to be placed at an angle that allows for proper drainage. If it’s placed incorrectly, it’ll cause the waste water to leak out.