If you live in an older home and are eager to abandon your creaky window units and install central air, until recently that meant spending tens of thousands of dollars to retrofit your home with new ducts for air conditioning. And still the ducts are often ugly and ill-fitting in a graceful old home with lots of wood and stone.
But now there are new ductless units — for cooling and heating —that don't need to be used in windows. Instead they are mounted on a wall or possibly recessed in a ceiling.
You may have already seen these new ductless units in restaurants and commercial spaces. This type of air conditioning has been available for over 30 years and for homeowners, these ductless units are good for additions and great rooms, along with homes that don't have any existing ductwork. The ductless units can also go on your roof. They may be a good option for condo and coop owners, too.
Here's how they work: tubing connects an indoor wall unit to an outdoor condensing unit that is compact with a small foot print and blends in to your landscaping quite well. This unit much quieter than other conventional units and with Inverter Technology they're super-efficient.
Heating and air conditioning your home account for 43 percent of your monthly utility bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, so any increase in energy efficiency can add up to big savings.
Mitsubishi Electric is one of the leaders in the production of the ductless mini split units, and we are proud to be an authorized provider of Mitsubishi Electric products
Environmentally friendly refrigerants and increased energy efficiency requirements have been a large part of changes within the air conditioning business in recent years. If you have equipment from seven to 10 years ago, a lot of it is obsolete.
This applies to window units, too. If you replace your older room air conditioner with a newer unit, you could cut your energy costs in half, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Look for units with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating or an Energy Star-qualified unit.
Annual Service Contract
We recommend that you have an Annual Preferred Customer Contract for your air conditioning units and heating systems. Not only do we recommend annual maintenance but the manufacturers do too.
Keeping your equipment maintained properly will extend the life, lower your utility bills and ensure that the system works when you need it.
Improve comfort and reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns, that's our job.