Modern A/C systems and ductless mini splits can be complicated. As a diligent homeowner you might run into questions regarding your home's cooling systems, and at Brights HEating and Air we're here to help. Below are some questions we often get as HVAC specialists, you might find some answers to queries you've had recently and be able to fix troublesome issues. IF you need professional service give us a call right away!Get In Touch
Modern split AC units are designed to withstand winter conditions without a cover. In fact, a cover can retain moisture that may cause premature system corrosion.
Two-stage operation means that the heat pump or air conditioner can operate at a fraction or its maximum capacity on milder days, and full capacity only when needed. This results in longer system cycle times, lower sound levels, more consistent indoor temperatures, and enhanced dehumidification.
Ductless heat pumps are a refrigerant-based HVAC solution. They utilize electricity and a compressor-based system to move thermal energy from outside air into you home in the winter, and extract heat from indoor air and expel it outdoors in the summer. All modern ductless heat pumps utilize variable speed technology which makes them more efficient and more comfortable to live with.
With proper installation, and consistent maintenance, you heat pump system should last for 20 years or more.
The ductless mini split systems come with a compressor, a condenser, an outdoor unit, an indoor unit and outdoor refrigerant lines. For installation, typically a small hole will need to be drilled into the house so that the outdoor unit can be connected to the air handler. Typically, this hole will be between two and three inches in diameter and will be covered by the outdoor unit once it has been mounted.
Ductless air conditioner systems provide a variety of benefits that can make them a better choice than a central air conditioning system. The primary advantage of a ductless system is that you don’t need ductwork to heat or cool your home. In addition to easing installation, not needing ductwork makes these systems more affordable.
Ideally, you should do it before your current system fails and leaves you rushed to make a replacement decision. Fortunately, there are a few signs that indicate it’s time to start looking at your options: your unit is more than 10 years old; it’s not keeping up with your needs; you notice a big increase in your cost to run it; or it needs regular refrigerant refills.