Monthly Archives: July 2022
Posted: July 27, 2022
You’re moving into a home that lacks ductwork. The house also doesn’t have a very efficient air conditioning system, so you were thinking it’s time for an upgrade.
The issue, though, is that this will be your first time purchasing a ductless air conditioning system. What are your options?
Well, you have several options, actually! They include portable air conditioners scattered throughout the house, window air conditioners, high-velocity systems, variable refrigerant flow or VRF systems, multi-pipe systems, multi-head systems, or ductless mini split systems.
While those options are viable enough on their own, of the five, ductless mini splits are our most recommended cooling solution by far.
Here’s how a ductless mini split system works. In your backyard, a technician will install a compressor. The compressor is connected via copper tubing to an indoor air-handling unit.
Between the two units runs refrigerant that can provide cooling all spring and sum
Posted: July 20, 2022
Your old air conditioner is finally on its way out. You’ve known this moment was going to come for a while now, but it doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it.
You’ve done some cursory research into a new cooling system, and a ductless mini split seems like it could offer more of what you’re looking for. You could have more cooling efficiency, plus no more ducts. That's always nice!
However, before you make up your mind, you need to know how much a ductless mini split air conditioner costs to get installed.
According to home remodel planning website Modernize, the cost of installing a ductless mini split system is between $1,500 and $8,500. The average price is $5,000, which is right in the sweet spot.
Why such a huge price discrepancy, you ask? Well, installation costs are dictated by factors such as how many ductless air conditioners you need.
Posted: July 13, 2022
You’re about to retire your air conditioner since it’s old and its energy efficiency could be a lot better. You were thinking of upgrading to a ductless mini split system, but you’re wondering if a mini split will cause an accumulation of condensation as well. If so, how much?
Mini splits will produce condensation and thus require a drain pipe installed with the indoor air-handling unit. The drain pipe should be routed to a plumbing pipe so the water can seamlessly exit.
The drain pipe is integral to a mini split, as an included gravity flow inlet sends condensate water to the nearest outlet.
When a mini split technician comes to your house to install the components, they’ll make a hole for both the drain pipe and the refrigerant line. This will mean drilling holes into your home’s interior walls, but the indoor air-handling unit hides the holes so they’re never noticeable.
One of the biggest benefits of ductless mini splits is that they can both heat or coo
Posted: July 06, 2022
Although your mini split technician will visit your home to clean the mini split components you can’t (and shouldn’t) reach, you can take care of some basic maintenance jobs yourself in the meantime.
One such job that you can safely do is clean your mini split coils. This quick guide will tell you everything you need to know.
First, before you touch anything, you must power down your ductless mini split system and unplug it. Give the parts adequate time to come to room temperature before you begin cleaning.
Both the indoor air-handling unit and the outdoor compressor have coils you can clean. We’ll start by telling you how to clean the air-handling unit’s coils.
To do that, you’ll have to take the cabinet off. With that out of the way, it’s finally time to start cleaning.
We recommend using a soft, clean microfiber cloth. You’ll also need a coil cleaner product of choice.
Following the product instructions, apply some of the coil cleaner