Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning in Delaware and Maryland
There a now a number of options available to people seeking to keep the air inside the home at the perfect temperature year round, but which one is right for you? Ductless systems provide a cost effective alternative for applications where ducted equipment would be unfeasible or for those who wish to reduce their energy consumption and save money.
Like a conventional split system, Mr. Slim ductless heating and air conditioning units by Mitsubishi include an outdoor condensing unit to help minimize interior noise. However, unlike central A/C units which enclose the blower, compressor and evaporator coil inside a single unit, a Mitsubishi ductless system's components are house in individual units which are then placed strategically throughout the building. The component's enclosures are hidden within the ceiling or interior walls, with no need for unsightly ducting.
Advantages of Ductless Technology
They Save Energy
Conventional air conditioning units use a system of metal or flexible plastic ducting. Over time, these connections degrade and leak, causing loss of efficiency. The ducting is usually not insulated, and even when they are, that too becomes less efficient as it ages. These factors can account for as much as 30 percent of the unit's total energy consumption.
By contrast, Mr. Slim units by Mitsubishi deliver air directly to where it is required without passing through a network of ducting. The ability to place individual coil units throughout the building creates independent zones of heating and cooling, allowing the thermostat in unoccupied rooms to be set higher, which equates to substantial energy savings.
They Save You Money
Though the initial costs of installing ductless heating and air conditioning equipment is higher than that of a conventional system or a room air conditioner, ductless systems are extremely cost effective over the course of their life, and within a few years your savings will have far outstripped any savings you might have made by choosing a less efficient system.
They Save Your Health
In a conventional system, dirt and debris inevitably accumulate inside the ducting. When moisture is added to the equation through condensation, mould and fungi soon flourish, further degrading the quality of the air quality. This can dangerously aggravate the condition of those who suffer with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. The seals of window units are compromised quickly when exposed to the element, allowing contaminants and unconditioned air to enter. In addition, ducted units are noisy; a problem which only grows worse over time.
The evaporator coils in Mitsubishi ductless systems are easy to access and clean. Because there is no need for ductwork, harmful organisms are unable to thrive and dirt and dust have nowhere to accumulate, helping you maintain a cleaner, healthier, and fresher smelling living area or work space.
If a central air conditioner or heater malfunctions, the entire system is affected, and temperatures and humidity will rapidly become uncomfortable until the unit is repaired. During periods of extreme summer heat or ice cold winters, this can be potentially fatal for the elderly and small children. Since Mitsubishi ductless heating air conditioning systems employ multiple heating and cooling units in different zones, occupants can move to a safe area of the home or office while awaiting a maintenance team.
If you need your Ductless system repaired or replaced, or if you're thinking about having a new system installed, Contact First Class HVAC today!