Installing a ductless mini-split is a great way to get whole-house heating and cooling without major building modifications. Ductless mini-split systems are also perfect for servicing remote areas unconnected to a central HVAC system. You can use a ductless mini-split to heat or cool your attic bedroom, ventilate your garage, or turn your finished basement into a comfortable, habitable space. Read on to uncover everything you need to know about having a ductless mini-split installed.
Zoning and Ductless Mini-Split Sizing
Ductless mini-splits must be correctly sized for their intended service areas. Choosing an option that’s too big or too small for your home will lead to performance issues, lower efficiency, and frequent repairs. It can also shorten the lifespan of your new equipment.
We use the Manual J load calculation along with advanced software. This accounts for ceiling heights, usable area, insulation amounts, and other pertinent factors.
Choosing a Space for the Outdoor Condenser
Ductless mini-split systems have indoor and outdoor components. We’ll install your mini-split outdoor condenser in your back or side yard. Ductless mini-split heat pumps and AC condensers must be placed on stable, level surfaces such as concrete or composite pads.
Installing Air Handlers and Thermostats
Indoor air handlers for ductless mini-split systems are typically installed high up on the wall or the ceiling. If you have aesthetic concerns, you can also choose another discreet location. These units are available in a range of colors and styles, and some options can seamlessly blend in with your existing decor.
Air handlers are connected to the outside condenser via copper refrigerant tubing and wires. These three-inch connections passed through a small hole in the exterior wall of each room or zone.
Testing Your New System and Exploring Its Features
When everything is connected and set up, we’ll turn your new mini-split on and test all its features and functions. We’ll also walk you through using and maintaining your mini-split for optimum comfort, convenience, and efficiency.
We offer exceptional furnace and air conditioner services to residents of Richardson, TX, and the surrounding communities. We also provide heat pumps, mini-splits, indoor air quality services, and preventative maintenance plans. Call Hammack Service Company, Inc. to get started.