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Thinking about Ductless?

October 30, 2017

Have you been thinking about installing a ductless system? Wondering what to expect?                Ductless systems could be a great addition to your home and could solve many comfort concerns. They are designed to be quiet and efficient. They come in variety of styles, capacities and even colors in some cases.  In this article, we will highlight the ideal place for the ductless system.

 

 

Take a look at a few of the places ductless systems could be installed and a few of the components.

The places

Ductless systems are great additions to sunrooms, bonus rooms as well as additions added to homes. They can be added to rooms that already have ducting but struggle to maintain comfort. The ductless systems of today even have “Multi-zone” or “Multi room” applications. These systems allow for multiple indoor units connected to a single outdoor unit. Some models even allow up to 8 indoor units to 1 outdoor unit!! You can easily imagine how a whole home could be conditioned from a single outdoor unit with several indoor units for optimal comfort and efficiency.

A ductless system consists of two main components. The first is the indoor unit and other is the outdoor unit. When installing a ductless unit, the location of the indoor unit is the most critical. This will ensure the system performs optimally.

Placement of Indoor Unit

The indoor unit is also referred as the air handler. It must be mounted in a location where the air can deliver the heat or cooling across the entire room. Indoor units mounted on an exterior wall will typically allow the installation to be completed easier and more efficiently which will help reduce cost. Keep in mind, the unit must be installed in an accessible place for maintenance and proper air delivery. The indoor unit should be located at least 4” from a ceiling and not in a corner of a room. 

Furthermore, a refrigerant line will need to be installed from the air handler to the outdoor unit. A condensates drain line from the air handler to the exterior of a floor drain. As you can see, an installation on an exterior wall would make all of this a little easier.

Position of Outdoor Unit

 A Mitsubishi outdoor unit typically weighs at least 120 pounds and can weigh as much as 400 pounds. It is important that the system be located on level ground and or mounted on a manufactured wall bracket. Keep in mind that vegetation or shrubs be trimmed and kept away from the outdoor unit.

The Best Installers for Ductless Systems

You should make sure that the installer you choose is licensed and insured as well as be factory trained to perform the installation properly for optimal performance, longevity and keep your warranty valid.                                                  

 

We, at Comfort Source, offer exceptional and outstanding installation service. Comfort Source is a proud Mitsubishi “Diamond Elite Contractor” Our experts have comprehensive knowledge about ductless and ducted units and the installation required for each. We will guide you through placement of  the units as well what to expect from the installation . Whether you need to install a ductless unit or need service, we offer a wide range of HVAC services. We have a friendly and helpful customer support service and are always happy to help you. For us, customer satisfaction and experience is a top priority. Contact us today for a free quote and get more information on installation of a ductless system today.

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