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Is a Ductless Mini Split a Good Choice for My Home?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitThe ductless mini split air conditioning system isn’t a recent invention—but it’s only now that it’s making inroads into residential homes and making a big difference in how people enjoy cooling. You may have considered if a ductless mini split makes sense for your house. It’s true they aren’t right for every home and every situation. But with the right house, they offer enormous benefits that make them superior to standard split system air conditioners.

The easiest way to find out if a ductless AC in Edgewater, NJ, matches your needs is to speak with our experts. To get you started thinking about the ductless possibilities, we’ve listed a few questions below that can give you an idea of when going ductless might be the best option.

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Have You Considered a Ductless Mini-Split for a Fall Installation?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

ductless-mini-splitThe fall is a period of rest between the weather extremes we experience in New York. That makes it the ideal time to make changes to the comfort systems in your house, either for cooling, heating, or both. It’s much easier to schedule the work, and you’ll have fewer worries about going without your comfort system for the short time it takes to remove the old one and have it replaced.

You have many choices for both heating and cooling your home. One option you may not have considered is a ductless mini split heat pump. This type of system has been popular in commercial buildings for years, as well as in homes in Europe and Japan. They are appearing more often in residential buildings in the U.S. as people discover the advantages they offer.

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Some Considerations with Zone Control Systems

Monday, August 21st, 2017

hot-cold-house-iconsYou may have heard about advances in climate control for homes that allow for the division of the house into a series of “zones,” with each zone having its own thermostat and climate adjustments. The standard form for central heating and air conditioning is an “all-or-nothing” system where heated or cooled air travels through the ducts of an HVAC system to every room vent, regardless of whether the room is occupied or needs conditioned air. Using a zone control systems, this no longer needs to be the case. Instead, each room only receives the level of climate control that matches its needs.

Installing zone control systems for homes is becoming increasingly popular. However, there are some considerations to think about if you’re debating on zone control as a way to lower your comfort costs or create more even distribution of heating and cooling around your household.

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Options for a New Air Conditioning System Installation

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-on-leavesOne of the big tasks to take care of during the spring—something you want done before the major heat of summer arrives—is to have your air conditioning system professionally inspected and adjusted. You can arrange for this by signing up for our maintenance plan.

If you have an older AC (more than 10 years old), your maintenance technician may recommend you replace the air conditioner rather than continue to repair it and waste money on inefficient operation. If you choose to have a new air conditioning system installation in Palisades Park, NJ or elsewhere in the Tri-State Area this season, let us help you navigate the different options available to you. Below are the main ones.

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A New HVAC Installation? Consider a Ductless Mini-Split

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The fall is a time of year when many homeowners look over their options for new HVAC installations. It’s easier to schedule replacements and installations between the two times of the year when HVAC technicians are at their busiest. If you’re one of the many people thinking about arranging for a new heating and cooling system during the fall, we recommend that you give serious consideration to a ductless mini split.

What’s a ductless mini split system?

It’s a type of heat pump (i.e. a comfort system that works as both a heater and air conditioner) that operates through a series of small indoor air handlers mounted throughout a house. This is different from the conventional split system, where there’s only a single large indoor air handler that blows conditioned air into a ventilation network and then to the various rooms. The air handlers in a ductless system have their own refrigerant coil and blower fan, and they send conditioned air straight into the living spaces.

What benefits does this type of system offer?

  • Automatic zone control: Each of the air handlers of a ductless mini split heat pump can be turned on and off separately from the rest of the system. This means you only have to heat/cool rooms that require it. Leaving the air handlers off in empty rooms will help you save money.
  • Space saving: Ductless systems are fantastic choices if you’re building a new home, remodeling, or have an older home without room for ducts. You can enjoy central heating and cooling without surrendering valuable space to ductwork.
  • Energy saving: Ducts both lose and gain heat along their length, reducing system efficiency. Ductless systems don’t have this energy loss. In addition, ductless air handlers use smaller motors and consume less energy than standard systems.
  • Indoor air quality improvements: Ductless systems don’t pick up the dust and debris that often collect inside of ductwork. A home will enjoy air with less contaminants in it, and this can make a huge difference for people in a household who suffer from respiratory problems or allergies.

Find out more about ductless mini split systems, and call Advanced Mechanical Services. We offer service in Palisades Park, NJ and throughout the Tri-State area.

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