Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split System

Mitsubishi Zoned Comfort Solutions

Traditional air conditioning systems are considered central split systems, while a ductless “mini-split” system works more efficiently by separating the air handler and condenser.  Like a traditional system, the condenser is placed outdoors while the air handler is mounted inside your SE Michigan home.  When forced air central systems are not workable or cost-effective, ductless mini-split systems are often a great alternative and are mounted to the wall, providing a “hi-tech” look.

How Does a Ductless Furnace & AC Work?

There are three primary components to a ductless mini-split system including a) the outdoor condensing unit, b) the indoor air handler/evaporator, and c) a 3 to 4-inch diameter conduit which houses refrigerant tubing, a cable for power, and the condensate drain.

 

Installed outside your home, the condenser and conduit run from the outdoor unit to wall-mounted individual interior units installed in the individual rooms of your home.  This allows you to control the temperature in various rooms or areas of your home so that you enjoy cool or heated air depending on the season.

What's the Difference Between Central Air Conditioning and a Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump?

With a central air conditioning system, the thermostat is typically located in one area, which means the temperature in that area controls the entire house.  Some rooms may become too warm or cold, with no way to regulate temperatures throughout your home or business.  With a mini-split system, you can control how much cold air enters specific rooms in your home because interior units are installed in the rooms where you need it, and controlled by separate handheld thermostats for each zone.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning is Highly Efficient

The ductwork in a central system delivers conditioned air to various rooms or “zones” in your home. However, there is much energy loss – in fact, as much as 40%. With a ductless mini-split system the energy loss in only about one to five percent, which means you can save about half on cooling and heating costs by making the switch to a ductless system. Here’s an example to help you understand the concept:

With a 2-ton central system, it is necessary to have two 220v amp disconnects, each with 30 amps. With a ductless system, only a single 220v 30 amp disconnect is needed.

While a ductless system uses a total of 10 to 11 amps while operating, a central system draws 20 to 30 amps outside and 20 amps indoors while running. A considerable difference!

Ductless systems consume on average 2,000 to 2,500 total watts, while each component of a central system will consume approximately 2,000 watt or 4,000 in total.

The majority of ductless systems are capable of achieving a SEER rating of 30.5 and are ENERGY STAR qualified, while a traditional central system typically has a SEER rating of 18 at the most. This means increased comfort and a significant reduction in utility costs.

Zoned Comfort

If you have been used to a central heating and cooling system, no doubt you have experienced hot or cold pockets or areas in your home.  With a ductless mini-split system multiple indoor units are connected to one outdoor condenser, and conditioned air is delivered exactly where you need it.  When one member of the family prefers a warmer room and another like it cooler, no problem – and you still enjoy a reduction in wasted energy, which results in lower heating and cooling costs.

Inverter Technology & Its Advantages

Inverter technology is used in many ductless mini-split systems, which is a key energy efficiency factor.  With a conventional ducted system the speed at which the system operates is “fixed,” which is why regardless of whether all the areas of your home are comfortable, it shuts off and comes on at regular intervals which are controlled by the temperature in the immediate area surrounding your thermostat.  With a mini-split system inverter technology means no sudden start or stop cycles as a variable frequency is used which means a gradual and steady revolution of increased or decreased power.  You enjoy even temperatures that are maintained for a longer period and achieved faster than with a conventional system.

Quiet Operation

The component of an air conditioning system responsible for the most noise is the condenser, which can be located as far as 100 feet away from the indoor unit.  When compared to the rumbling noises typical with forced-air systems and noisy window air conditioners, you will enjoy operation that’s much quieter and even barely noticeable when operated on a low setting.  Quiet comfort!

Advantages of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

No blocked views of the outdoors or security risks as you may face with a cumbersome window air conditioning unit.  Ductless mini-split systems are typically mounted out of view, high on the wall.  They are stylish and compact, which means they will not interfere with your decor.  In most cases, three indoor units can cool your entire home when positioned properly by an expert HVAC technician.

 

When compared to ductwork, three to four-inch conduit is quicker and easier to install and allows increased flexibility while reducing costs.  In most cases, it takes just a few hours to set up a mini-split system.

 

Customizable options are possible including sleep modes and other convenient features because of the fact each indoor unit controls the comfort of a single room.

 

Ductless mini-split systems improve indoor air quality and are capable of removing more humidity from the air, creating a healthier environment for those who experience allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues.

 

Some ductless mini-split models can cut as much as 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, something conventional systems do not even come close to accomplishing.

 

For home or business owners concerned about the environment, these systems have a smaller carbon footprint because of the zoning capabilities and operational efficiency.  Instead of ozone-depleting R22 refrigerant, newer systems operate using R410-A which is environmentally friendly.

 

From installation to maintenance and service you can rely on the Southeast Michigan air conditioning, and heating contractors at Haley Mechanical provide superior equipment, service, and are dedicated to ensuring you understand how ductless mini-split systems work and their many benefits.  Give us a call today, and enjoy a more comfortable home while saving on energy costs.

WALL-MOUNTED

Mitsubishi wall-mounted indoor units offer many benefits including remote operation, better indoor air quality, zoned comfort, and more.  The sleek design makes it a great choice for those concerned about a cooling & heating unit that will blend in with decor, while having the ability to fine-tune comfort.

 

  • Indoor air quality is improved due to features including advanced filtration, which contributes to your family’s health through air that is purer and deodorized.
  • A tablet or smartphone makes it possible to operate your wall-mounted indoor unit remotely, and even create programs, adjust and monitor your system, design schedules, and more via a wireless interface.
  • Cooling or heating one room in your home is simple when you choose “zoned” or independent comfort.

Mitsubishi wall-mounted indoor units offer many benefits including remote operation, better indoor air quality, zoned comfort, and more.  The sleek design makes it a great choice for those concerned about a cooling & heating unit that will blend in with decor, while having the ability to fine-tune comfort.

  • Indoor air quality is improved due to features including advanced filtration, which contributes to your family’s health through air that is purer and deodorized.
  • A tablet or smartphone makes it possible to operate your wall-mounted indoor unit remotely, and even create programs, adjust and monitor your system, design schedules, and more via a wireless interface.
  • Cooling or heating one room in your home is simple when you choose “zoned” or independent comfort.

HORIZONTAL-DUCTED

With this type of system you enjoy benefits including super-quiet operation, automatic mode changes, and equipment that’s not intrusive but instead out of sight.

 

  • Although you will likely never hear it, you enjoy supreme comfort without the noise.
  • Consistent temperatures are maintained without your assistance through automatic switching between heating/cooling modes.
  • Whether below the floor or installed in a ceiling, you enjoy comfort that is out of sight thanks to low-profile, short-run ductwork.

CEILING-CASSETTE/SUSPENDED

This type of mini-split system allows for remote operation, improved indoor air quality, and multi-way airflow.

 

  • No ductwork required, seamless integration in the ceilings without intruding on your decor and style.
  • Advanced filtration ensures fresher, cleaner air in your home which protects the health of your family.
  • Operate your system using a smartphone, tablet, or remote control which allow for adjustment and monitoring.
  • You are in control of airflow and where air is directed thanks to vents that can be remotely adjusted individually on all four sides.

DUCTED AIR HANDLER

Energy efficient, simple to install, and environmentally friendly, you can rely on quiet, efficient yet powerful heating and cooling in your home with our multi-position air handler.  Whether replacing an old furnace or new construction, rely on exceptional performance and quality construction.

 

  • Simple installation thanks to a design that is meant to make assembly or disassembly easy. Depending on your specific space, the unit may be installed either horizontally or vertically and fits even through tight openings.
  • Eco-friendly is a priority; with R4.2 one inch insulation that is fiberglass-free, you can rely on greater efficiency and reduced condensation.

Mitsubishi Electric systems are well-known for efficiency, and the opportunity to service even spacious or expansive areas when replacing an existing furnace.

FLOOR-MOUNTED

Efficient operation, quiet operation, fast warm up . . . the benefits are obvious.

 

  • Multi-flow vanes makes it possible to warm up your Southeast Michigan home in a hurry, while providing healthier air and reducing bacteria, allergens, viruses, and other airborne particles via a multi-part filtration system.
  • Quieter than a whisper! With outdoor and indoor units operating as low as 19 dB(A) you will find operation extremely quiet, important for your comfort and enjoyment.
  • When outdoor ambient temps drop to -13 degree F, exceptional performance is the rule with Hyper-Heating INVERTER technology. At 5 degrees F outdoor ambient temperature you will enjoy 100% heating capacity.

Mini Split - Greater Ann Arbor, Michigan

Haley Mechanical believes in providing only the best in heating and cooling technology to our customers.  Considering the advantages of a mini-split, many homeowners are making a move toward a less invasive system that offers energy efficiency, a reduced carbon footprint, and more.  We invite Ann Arbor, Dexter, and those in the surrounding areas in SE Michigan to contact us today to learn more about ductless mini-splits, and which type may be ideal for your needs.
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Jeremy and Brandon installed seven cooling heads and two Mitsubishi compressor units. The service took a full week to complete. They arrived on time and work hard (a full day) each day. They worked with us to coordinate the placements of each unit and did their best to make the installation as inconspicuous as possible. They clean any mess inside and out, and again at the end of each day. I only hope the product is equal to the excellence installation. Thanks Guys. Steve and Kim P.

Steve and Kim P. - Milan, MI

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