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.
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.
At James A. Wheat & Sons, we proudly install Daikin ductless mini-split systems because we believe in the integrity and performance of their products. If you want to install a ductless mini-split system in Dupont Circle, DC or the surrounding areas, call the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons today at 240-399-5051 or fill out the form to the right!
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!
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.
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!
If you want to install a Daikin ductless mini-split system in Dupont Circle, DC, 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.
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