Monthly Archives: January 2023
Posted: January 31, 2023
You love how your mini split remote control makes turning the unit on or off incredibly easy and efficient, but lately, your mini split has been having a problem. It keeps turning itself off rather than you doing it yourself.
What is going on here?
Let’s assess some of the areas that might have gone wrong.
The Mini Split Is Short Cycling
Short cycling is a phenomenon that can occur in air conditioners and mini splits alike. These units are supposed to cool for at least 10 minutes on average, but when they're short cycling, they don’t.
The compressor keeps turning on and off as a consequence, which means your mini split turns on and off right along with it.
The Thermostat Is Malfunctioning
Any type of issue with the mini split’s thermostat is worth paying attention to. If the thermostat reads the temperature incorrectly, after all, then that’s going to impede how your mini split r
Posted: January 24, 2023
Ductless mini splits are an efficient heating and cooling solution for many homes, but when is it appropriate to choose a mini split?
Here are some scenarios in which a mini split is the perfect fit!
To Heat or Cool Existing Rooms in the House like Garages or Attics
Basements, garages, and attics, although they vary widely in size and function, often share one thing in common. That is, none of them are insulated!
So what does this mean for you, the homeowner? Spending time in any of these rooms is going to be an unbearable thought for most of the year. In the summer, the rooms get too hot, and in the winter, freezing cold.
Ductless mini splits are a convenient option for these parts of your home. You can create customized cooling and heating solutions without ductwork.
Whether you use your garage, attic, and basement primarily for storage, recreational areas, or even as secondary bedrooms, you’ll get the most o
Posted: January 17, 2023
As the owner of a ductless mini split system, the words “short cycling” are two you never want to hear. Today’s post will explain what short cycling is, why it’s detrimental to your mini split, and how to prevent it.
What Is Mini Split Short Cycling?
Short cycling is not a phenomenon exclusive to ductless mini split systems. Any central air conditioner can also short cycle.
On average, a cooling cycle is supposed to last about 10 minutes. At that point, your mini split will turn off, including the indoor air-handling unit and the compressor in your backyard.
When short cycling occurs, the average cooling cycle duration is lessened. It’s not even close to 10 minutes.
Short cycling has many causes.
If your mini split is too large for your home, then short cycling can occur. The reason is that the mini split has too much cooling power, so it cools the room so fast that it can shut down in well under 10 minutes.
Posted: January 10, 2023
Ductless mini splits are amazing for a lot of things, like efficiently cooling and heating your home, saving money on your utility bills, operating quieter than traditional HVAC, and being better for our planet.
Yet one thing they don’t do is actively tell you how much refrigerant is left in the unit. Usually, it’s not until a ductless mini split begins having problems that most people realize that something might be wrong with the level of coolant.
Before it gets to that point, here are some symptoms to keep an eye out for that indicate you’re running out of refrigerant.
Liquid Is Leaking
Drip, drip, drip. What is that liquid you can hear coming out of the compressor outside that has formed a puddle around the concrete slab the compressor is on?
That would be liquid air.
Wait, what? Allow us to explain.
You see, when a mini split has low refrigerant levels, the compressor’s air supply is a lot likelie
Posted: January 03, 2023
A well-maintained mini split usually doesn’t succumb to many issues, but when and if it does, it’s often one of the problems we’ll discuss today.
The good news is that all these issues are incredibly common and thus easily diagnosed and repaired by your mini split technicians and their team.
Let’s take a look!
If your mini split remote works only sporadically even when you’re aiming it right at the unit, this comes down to more than a low-quality signal. The mini split and remote can’t communicate well, and that’s a wiring issue.
You might want to bring out your mini split team to double-check that all the wiring was connected properly during installation. If not, there is no better time than the present to tighten everything up!
The Mini Split Won’t Power On
Your mini split system wa