No one can deny that Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach weather is terrific. You can enjoy summers that are warm and sunny and winters that are comfortable. But many people don’t realize that you need a way to escape the heat and maximize the chill from time to time.
There’s no better way to get reliable air conditioning than with a ductless mini-split system. The great thing about a mini-split system is that it doesn’t require extensive installation like a central air unit with a duct system. Each room gets its own source of hot and cold air and has a fan.
How Ductless Mini-Split Systems Work
Ductless mini-split systems are different from traditional air conditioning. Instead of having a central unit that produces cool air that circulates through ducts in the home, a mini-split has no ducts. An outside unit connects to each room, and every room has a unit installed that circulates both warm or cool air.
The system works uniquely because it has both an inside unit and an outside unit. The warm air from inside blows over refrigerant-filled coils. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air. That warmth is then transferred outside through the outside unit. When you need to warm up the house, the process reverses.
These units are sometimes called heat pumps because they operate as such. They either pump heat into the air or extract heat from it. The ability to perform both functions is one reason why a ductless mini-split system is the preferred HVAC system in today’s market.
Ductless mini-split systems are popular in areas with tropical climates as well as in Nordic countries. Their convenient ability to control the temperature inside a home has revolutionized the HVAC industry.
The Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems
A ductless mini-split system is the best option for most homeowners. It provides the comfort and reliability of an air conditioner and a heater without all the hassle of metal ducts. Before you invest your money in one, here are some other advantages you should be aware of.
Ductless mini-split systems are cheaper to operate than traditional air conditioning systems. They require less power to cool and circulate the air being produced. The units are smaller than traditional air conditioning units. They also don’t have to work as hard to maintain a cool temperature.
Providing your home with optimal heating and cooling is the best way to prevent high energy bills. Ductless mini-split systems are famous worldwide for delivering precise and effective heating and cooling.
Enhanced Air Quality
The ducts used in a central HVAC system are like magnets to dust particles and other debris. Over time, these contaminants accumulate and reduce the air quality. A ductless AC system avoids all of this because they’re easy to maintain and don’t require extensive ductwork.
Central HVAC systems also rely on a central air filter, which is often found in the unit’s furnace or at the central air intake point. This filter becomes clogged with dust and debris within a few months. If you have pets that shed or if you smoke indoors, the filter could clog within a month.
One of the key advantages of mini-split systems is that they’re non-intrusive to install. They can be installed without necessitating extensive renovations to your home. Units are installed and ready to go in a single day. Another major time saver is the lack of ductwork, which can take days or even longer to install.
The installation process with a ductless system is efficient and easy. Unlike other HVAC systems, the installation doesn’t require a full team of technicians. One or two technicians can get the job done faster than a whole team would take to install a traditional central HVAC system.
Unlike traditional HVAC systems, there’s no separation between the heater and the cooler in a mini-split system. The unit acts as both an air conditioner and a heater. The same unit handles both tasks, so there’s no need for additional installation hassles. One unit takes care of all your HVAC needs and does so more effectively.
You also get to enjoy the advantage of not having to make room for a furnace and an air conditioning unit. This is particularly helpful for those with smaller homes or office buildings that have limited installation space.
Our Professional Installation Process
To begin your AC installation, we divide the home into cooling zones. We install one unit per cooling zone so each unit’s temperature can be controlled independently to ensure optimal comfort.
Ductless systems aren’t as intrusive as other units, but they do feature an inside and an outside component. The connection between them requires a three-inch hole. We don’t have to cut large holes in walls or change the home’s layout in any other way, though.
The outdoor unit doesn’t have to be right outside any of the units, so it can be placed in a less visible area. The entire installation process is quick and easy. Our professional installers will complete the work with minimal disturbance.
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair Services
Once your new ductless mini-split system is installed, we want to ensure it operates reliably for years to come. That’s why we offer professional air conditioning maintenance services to inspect and tune up your system twice a year. We perform maintenance once in the spring and once in the fall as temperatures fluctuate.
If any component of your mini-split AC system stops working, our technicians will complete the repairs you need quickly. Mini-split systems are highly dependable, though, so you should only require minimal repairs over the years.
Signs Your Ductless Mini-Split System Needs Repair
All mechanical appliances, even ductless mini-split systems, will need repairs eventually. Some signs will warn you that your system needs to be checked. Since mini-split systems run so well, it won’t be hard to notice when there’s a problem.
Increased Utility Bills
As with any HVAC system, a sudden increase in energy bills signals an obvious problem. A mini-split system is designed for efficiency, so if the amount of energy being used increases without a clear cause, check it to see what the problem is.
Each component of your ductless AC system contains many moving parts, the fan being just one of them. If there’s a problem with the unit, you may begin to hear strange sounds coming from the unit. These could be squeals, squeaks, grinding sounds, or other unusual noises.
Ductless systems are not loud when they operate properly. The sounds you hear will be distinctive and easy to catch. You can typically correct this problem by applying oil to lubricate a bearing. It’s important to get the repair done as soon as possible so it doesn’t become a larger problem.
One of the most common problems that occurs with ductless mini-split systems is that the unit won’t turn on and off. If the controls aren’t responding, there’s a good chance something is going wrong with the electricity being supplied to the unit. Unresponsive controls can make the unit inoperable and should be fixed as soon as possible.
With any system, there’s also the chance of a manufacturer’s defect. When it comes to mini-split systems, however, this chance is low.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
A problem with the evaporator coils will be noticeable on the outside unit. If you see ice building up, it could mean a problem with the thermostat or a failure of a component, like the fan. It could also mean that the coils need to be replaced.
With any issue, having it repaired as fast as possible is key. If you notice your unit acting strange or not performing the way it should, contact a technician. We can check your system and ensure everything is in working order. If it isn’t, we’ll fix it in no time.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems by Sansone Air Conditioning
Sansone Air Conditioning is here to serve locals with the high-quality HVAC services they need. If you need someone to install a new ductless mini-split system, we’ve got you covered. With Sansone Air Conditioning, you can always count on having expert, professional technicians.
If you’re ready to revolutionize your HVAC system, Sansone Air Conditioning can’t wait to help. We want you to have every tool to keep the temperature inside your home as comfortable as possible. Contact us today to get the information and services you need.
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