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Ductless mini-split systems

Do you need professional services for your ductless mini-split system? The experts at James A. Wheat & Sons know ductless systems inside and out, and we can provide efficient, reliable services anywhere in the Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC areas. We provide:

We proudly install Daikin ductless mini-split systems because we believe in the integrity and performance of their products.

What are ductless mini-split systems

artical_img1Ductless mini-split systems are the perfect retrofit air conditioning and heating solution for homes without ductwork—and they’re also ideal as secondary cooling or heating systems for when you only need to condition the air in one room or area of your home.

Much like a standard air-source heat pumps, mini-splits have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units.

Due to their size, installing a ductless system is very minimally invasive, making it a great option for many homeowners.

Advantages of ductless mini-splits

There are many advantages of installing ductless mini-split systems, such as:

Size and flexibility

Ductless mini-split systems are relatively small, and they allow you to heat and cool individual rooms. Many models can have as many as four indoor air-handling units (for four zones or rooms) connected to one outdoor unit. The number depends on how much heating or cooling is required for the building or each zone (which in turn is affected by how well the building is insulated and air sealed).
Each of the zones where you install an indoor unit will have its own thermostat, so you only need to condition occupied spaces, meaning you can save energy and money!

Easy installation

Ductless mini-split systems tend to be very easy to install. That’s because the hook-up between the outdoor and indoor units generally requires only a 3-inch hole through a wall for the conduit. Most manufacturers of this type of system can provide a variety of lengths of connecting conduits, and, if necessary, you can locate the outdoor unit as far away as 50 feet from the indoor evaporator. This makes it possible to cool rooms on the front side of a house, but locate the compressor in a more advantageous or inconspicuous place on the outside of the building.

Ductless and energy efficient

As the name states, mini-split systems are ductless. This means they can be retrofit into areas that didn’t originally have ductwork, such as the garage. And more importantly, it means that they avoid the energy losses associated with forced air systems that require ductwork. Air loss in ductwork can account for more than 30 percent of the energy consumption for your home!

Advantages of ductless mini-splits

If you want to install a Daikin ductless mini-split system in Germantown, Gaithersburg, or the surrounding Montgomery County, MD or Washington, DC areas, call the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons today. For two generations, we have strived to provide service that exceeds your expectations, and we’re here to answer any questions you may have about your heating and cooling equipment.

Contact us online or by phone at 240-399-5051 to schedule your appointment!