Monthly Archives: May 2023
May 30, 2023
You’ve spent months weighing your options and have decided a ductless mini split system is the right solution for you. You’ve even selected several brands you like.
As you’re on the cusp of a life-changing decision (in the best way possible), we put together this checklist so you can make a purchase you’re pleased with.
Here’s how to choose a mini split.
The first consideration is zones. A zone does not necessarily constitute the rooms in a building but is instead the parts of your home or commercial building that get colder or hotter than other spaces.
These zones can include above-ground and below-ground rooms like a basement or attic, a drafty room with old windows, or an upstairs bedroom that lacks ventilation.
The more square footage, the greater the number of zones in many cases. Single-zone units cover only one zone, but if you need a multi-zone mini split, you can select between three and eight zones.
May 23, 2023
2023 has been a banner year for you, as you’ve improved your home in many ways. One glaring omission is your heating and cooling systems. You have outdated HVAC units that you’ve longed to replace for years now.
You’ve heard good things about ductless mini splits, and you’re thinking now might be a good time to take the plunge since you’ve already changed so much about your home.
We agree! Here are some very inspiring reasons to consider a ductless mini split system for your home this year.
1. Ductless Mini Splits Last as Long as Your HVAC
The last thing you want to do after investing a significant portion of money into a new heating and cooling system is turn around in five or seven years and have to do it all over again. With a ductless mini split, you shouldn’t have those kinds of concerns.
Mini split systems can last on average the same duration as a traditional HVAC unit, including furnaces or heaters
May 16, 2023
After finding this blog, you’ve learned a lot about mini splits, enough that you’re reconsidering your current cooling and heating solution. However, you’re not sure when the right time is to get a ductless mini split system.
There truly isn’t any one particular right time. Rather, whenever you feel the time is right is when you should do it.
Of course, we’re sure you want more information than that to make an informed purchasing decision. That’s why we put together this list of questions to ask as you contemplate the timing of a ductless mini split system.
How Much Am I Paying for My Current Electric Bills? Is It Too High?
With inflation rising, everyone is feeling the vice grip of day-to-day living expenses more than ever before. If you can afford to lower any of your bills, why not do it?
High utility bills can be especially egregious, as you can shell out a lot of cash for electricity month after month.
May 09, 2023
A ductless mini split is an investment, and while it should last longer than traditional HVAC units, you still must maintain it and treat it with care. Part of that involves embracing inverter technology.
What exactly is an inverter in a ductless mini split system, and how does it affect the system’s longevity? We’ll answer those questions ahead, so make sure you keep reading!
What Is a Mini Split Inverter, Anyway?
Let’s begin by discussing what an inverter is in a ductless mini split system and how it works.
An inverter is a style of compressor. Before we can explain what that means, let’s make sure you’re clear on what a compressor is.
All ductless mini split systems use a compressor, sometimes also called a condenser. The compressor is the outdoor unit that pressurizes coolant, transforming it from a gas into a liquid.
The coolant or refrigerant can then travel
May 02, 2023
As the seasons change, you used to rely more on your air conditioner than heater or vice-versa. Now you have a mini split to provide heating and cooling. Even still, you’ve noticed seasonal performance shifts that have you wondering if something is amiss with your mini split or if it’s supposed to operate like that.
Well, the bad news? Seasonal changes will affect the efficiency of your mini split. The good news? This really only happens in extreme temperatures, and usually only extreme cold, at that.
So let’s talk temperature extremes, shall we?
Most ductless mini split units are designed to work in temperatures up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in very warm parts of the country like Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or Tennessee, where the temperatures can easily reach this hot or hotter, it’s not like your mini split will just stop working.
However, it won’t work to its full performance potential. So what