San Diego Air Conditioners Get Sleek & Sexy: The Ductless Mini-Split System
Every August and September, thousands of San Diegans with central air sit sweating in their homes. Why?
These stubborn Southern Californians refuse to use central air to cool the entire home when they’re occupying just one or two rooms.
For a long time, the only alternative to the whole house air conditioning system was the window unit or a large, free-standing unit connected to a flange in the window by an unattractive hose. Discerning homeowners often reject these options, increasing body temperature be damned. Now, Mitsubishi offers a room unit that can be tucked above a window and programmed for relief. Perry Plumbing Heater & Airs HVAC team can install one in an afternoon. Barely noticeable and quieter than a window unit, these ductless air conditioning systems have made us heroes this summer!
WE’RE Even Wow’ed by the Ease and Invisibility of this Air Conditioner
Mitsubishi Electric’s ductless air conditioning systems require the minimum in installation. This streamlined, compact unit consists of just two components, an outdoor condenser and an indoor unit. You can place the air conditioner behind a trellis or high on a wall, close to your eaves to conceal the condenser. Two refrigerant pipes passing through a hole in an exterior wall attach the two pieces.
Window Units vs. Ductless: An Air Conditioner Slap-Down
Noisy and often unstable window units may have seen their hay day. The Europeans have discovered ductless, permanent air conditioning systems and they’ve made them popular enough to cause shortages in several cities. Those who’ve bought the ductless air conditioning systems praise their quiet, consistent operation and near invisibility in their homes. Where the window unit blocks views and sunlight, the ductless system is typically installed high on a wall over a window or low close to the floor. Visitors scan the room without even noticing the change. Further, ductless systems are a permanent solution to your home cooling problem, lasting more than twenty years. The window AC units tend to last up to ten years, and one that is cleaned infrequently may poop out at five years. Finally, the ductless system, built into the home, provides more security than the window unit, which can be removed by thieves.
Ductless System Big Cost Savings
While the ductless air conditioning system can cost three or more times more than the window unit, it returns this money in monthly energy savings. Compared to the average window unit, the ductless system uses 40% less energy. It does this by constantly monitoring the temperature and conditions in the room and adjusting output to match need. Unlike the window unit, which runs no matter how cold the room, the Mitsubishi technology consistently maintains target temperature.
What if you want to remodel . . . with whole house air conditioning? No worries! Just add another unit or two units to other parts of the home. Then use the two or three in concert to optimize air temperature throughout the house. Some people even make the ductless system work for the entire house by placing it by the stairs and using fans to spread the cool air evenly. Keep your energy use within reasonable range all summer long by simply using the air conditioning system where you need it.
Perry Plumbing Heating & Air Provides a Range of Air Conditioning Options for San Diego’s Families and Businesses
Particularly when members of the family have varying tolerance to cold and heat, families appreciate the freedom to have temperatures vary throughout the house. You can learn about every home cooling system from window units to whole house air when you call us at 619-472-2112. You can also schedule an appointment here at a time that is convenient for you.
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