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As warm weather approaches, you may be thinking about installing a new air conditioning and heating system in your home. The prospect of additional ductwork and maintenance that a central AC requires may be holding you back. However, a hot, new trend in HVAC systems may be ideal for you: ductless mini-split systems.
A ductless mini-split in NJ allows for better temperature control and improves energy efficiency year-round. Ductless units can quickly cool a room and enable you to air condition space as needed, room by room, rather than cooling the entire house at once. This will make a big difference in your utility costs, reducing energy consumption.
So, what is the difference between a traditional heating and cooling system and a ductless mini-split system? Our pros at Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning have the answers you’re looking for.
Read on as we tell you more about ductless mini-split systems and how our team at Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning can help you upgrade your home’s air conditioning and heating system today!
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
A ductless mini-split, also known as a ductless mini-split heat pump, is a heating and cooling system that includes two main components:
- A compressor-condenser that sits outdoors
- An air handler installed indoors, usually mounted flush to the wall
Depending on the system you have, the outdoor compressor unit can power up to eight air-handling units throughout your home. Each indoor unit has its thermostat to adjust temperatures from room to room, and you can customize its use to suit your indoor air needs and energy costs.
Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems
For many homeowners, the number one reason they choose a ductless mini-split system is its energy efficiency. Ductless systems allow you to adjust the temperature from room to room or turn selectively used units only when you’re in the room. This flexibility can significantly reduce your utility bills since your system consumes less energy around the clock.
Ductless systems allow you to control the temperature in each room precisely. If you need your bedroom set to precisely 67 degrees and you don’t want to cool the entire house to that temperature, a ductless mini-split can do that. It also cools quickly, lowering to the ideal temperature in as little as 5 minutes.
Another reason ductless systems are ideal for your home, especially your bedroom, is how quiet they are. Traditional air conditioning systems are loud and distracting. It can be difficult to concentrate or sleep in a room when an air conditioner is on. Ductless mini-split units run very quietly because most of their operating parts are on the exterior of your home.
Are There Any Disadvantages to Ductless Mini-Split Systems?
While ductless units are easier to install than traditional HVAC systems, the initial costs of the units are generally high. Installing a ductless mini-split system in your entire home could cost thousands of dollars.
During a consultation with your Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning technicians, we can help you evaluate your energy use and budget limits to decide if installing a ductless system is a good investment for you. At Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer financing and money-saving options to help you get the air conditioning and heating system that fits your needs.
No matter what type of HVAC system you have, it is vital to maintain regular service and cleaning. Ductless mini-split air conditioners require even more special attention because of their unique design.
The fans inside the ductless system cannot handle any build-up of debris or dust. To ensure the system is working optimally, you need to wash the filter often, at least once a month. If you smoke or have pets that shed, you may need to clean the filter more often.
It is also vital to have seasonal tune-ups. One of our Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning technicians will evaluate the ductless unit, checking all the electrical and mechanical components and ensuring that everything is working at top performance.
Though certainly a primary concern for installation, ductless systems do have a classic look. They are white or beige and may not blend with specific interior decors, so you should consider that if aesthetics is important to you. You cannot cover the units, so you cannot hide them behind curtains or architectural elements.
Ductless Mini-Split Installation and Repair
At Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer a wide range of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation services, including installation, regular maintenance, repair, and replacement.
Maintenance and Seasonal Tune-Ups
Regular maintenance not only keeps your ductless system running smoothly; it also saves hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in breakdown and repair costs, as well as helping to maintain the warranties on the system.
Breakdowns do happen, and our experts at Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to offer the best solutions to repair and restore your system. We will assess and diagnose your system’s problems and use our training and expertise to get your system back in working order.
Replacement and New Installation
If repair is impossible, our team at Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning can help you upgrade to a new system such as the Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Split heat pump. Our pros can help you choose the best ductless system for your unique needs.
Though you may see ductless mini-splits marketed as do-it-yourself-friendly, installing your ductless system yourself could void the manufacturer’s warranty. Plus, it is best to leave the job to professionals like us at Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning since we have the experience and knowledge to install the system safely and correctly.
Learn More About Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning
If you need a highly-efficient ductless mini-split in NJ, be sure to contact our team at Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning. Located in Brick, New Jersey, and three other locations, our team brings nearly 40 years of combined experience to every installation, repair, and maintenance job we do.
Whether you are interested in installing a complete ductless mini-split system in your home or you need repairs or routine maintenance on your current system, our pros at Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to help. We serve residential and commercial properties throughout Central New Jersey.
Call us today at 866-746-7301 for a free estimate!