Ductless Mini-Split Systems in Maryland and Washington, DC

Providing Ductless Mini-Split Services in Bethesda, Rockville & the Surrounding Areas

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.

Schedule your ductless mini-split service today by giving us a call at 240-399-5051 or filling out the contact form on this page.

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What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

Ductless 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.

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Much like 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.

3 Advantages of Ductless Mini-Splits

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

Size & 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 & 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can ductless mini-split units cool my whole house?

Yes! Ductless mini-split systems can be used to heat or cool your entire house or select sections of it. Our HVAC experts will help you determine the installation method that best fits your needs. During installation, individual units will be installed in different areas of your home but they all connect to a single outside condenser.

What size ductless AC do I need?

This is dependent on the size of the area you wish to cool and the number of units you plan to install. In order to achieve maximum efficiency, the size of your unit(s) should be chosen based on your heating and cooling needs. The experts at James A. Wheat & Sons can help you determine the best placement and unit size for your needs.

Can I install a ductless mini-split system myself?

We advise strongly against a DIY installation. Though these units come with instructions, only a trained HVAC technician can install the system correctly. You can have peace of mind knowing that our team will install your AC mini-split system with precision and skill.

Schedule your installation today!

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 heating or AC mini-split system services today!

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment
to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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