Mitsubishi Zoned Comfort Solutions
Ductless mini-split systems installed in your Ann Arbor and Dexter, Michigan area home
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.
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.
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 Ductless Mini-Split
Sleek wall-mounted units not only provide cooling and heating to your room, but they also monitor room conditions and adjust their fan speed to fine-tune your comfort.
Wall-mounted units independently manage the comfort of a single room and can maintain the precise temperature you set.
IMPROVED AIR QUALITY
Advanced filtration features deodorize and purify the air in your home, contributing to better health.
You can monitor and adjust your system with a remote control, or create programs and schedules from your smartphone or tablet when using a wireless interface.
PRECISE COMFORT CONTROL
Return air sensors on every unit monitor room conditions and automatically adjust to maintain the temperature you choose. 3D i-see Sensor™ (available on select units) uses infrared technology to scan the room and adjust based on human heat signatures.
MULTI-LAYER ALLERGEN FILTRATION
Washable 10-year filters with multi-stage allergen filtration remove particulates and contaminants from the air with continuous fan operation for better air circulation. The anti-allergen filter traps dust, allergens and other particles to improve indoor air quality.
From handheld remote controllers to smartphone apps, we have solutions that give you total control over your systems. You’ll never again have to worry about making sure your system is on the right setting and temperature.
STYLES THAT MATCH YOUR STYLE
Our wall-mounted units have a sleek design that blends into your environments. These models feature an elegant flat front panel and are available in glossy black, matte silver or glossy white. Units can be professionally painted or wrapped to complement your rooms.
New home construction is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the efficiency and unique design of Mitsubishi Electric Zoned Comfort Solutions™. Our horizontal-ducted units use less ductwork than traditional systems and can be hidden either above the ceiling or below the floor.
OUT OF SIGHT
By utilizing short-run, low-profile ductwork, these units can be concealed in a ceiling or below the floor.
AUTOMATIC MODE CHANGES
Systems can automatically change between cooling and heating modes to maintain consistent temperatures.
Indoor units operate as quiet as a whisper. Your comfort lets you know the system is working even though you won’t hear it.
A low-profile ducted unit is installed above or below the room it is serving. These systems can keep you comfortable all year round, without compromising your home’s aesthetics.
PRECISE COMFORT CONTROL
Options available for sensing the room temperature include installing a sensor in the intake air grill or at the wall-mounted controller. Both options provide precise temperature control.
Whether you’re gone for the day or on an extended vacation, you can control your system from just about any smartphone or tablet. You’ll never again have to return to a house that’s freezing cold or blazing hot. You can also program functions on wall-mounted wired controllers from the smartphone app.
CEILING-CASSETTE (SUSPENDED) MINI-SPLIT
One-Way and Four-Way ceiling-cassettes feature a sleek, modern design, blend well with your ceilings and let you direct conditioned air where it is most needed.
Send the air where you need it most by remotely adjusting each vent individually.
IMPROVED AIR QUALITY
Help protect the health of your family with advanced filtration features that ensure better, fresher air in your home.
You can monitor and adjust your system with a remote control or from your smartphone/tablet.
FOR ALL CEILINGS
One-way cassettes fit between standard 16” joists.
Four-way cassettes fit easily into a drop ceiling or into a hard ceiling with only a small access panel required for servicing.
PRECISE COMFORT CONTROL
Return air sensors on every unit monitor room conditions and automatically adjust to maintain the temperature you choose. With adjustable airflow direction, you can direct air to where it is most needed.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Instead of wasting money on new filters several times a year, Mitsubishi Electric indoor units use easy-to-clean, washable filters. They are easy to access, remove and reinsert. You’ll never get caught without a filter again. To further improve indoor air quality, units are designed to bring in fresh outdoor air.
Several controller options provide you with multiple ways to program the system to operate around your life. Whether you’re gone for the day or on an extended vacation, you can control your system from just about any smartphone or tablet. You’ll never again have to return to a house that’s freezing cold or blazing hot.
Multi-flow vanes allow for fast warm up and efficient operation.
HEALTHIER INDOOR AIR
Sophisticated multi-part filtration systems reduce contaminants such as allergens, viruses and bacteria from the air.
PERFORMANCE IN COLD CLIMATES
Hyper-Heating INVERTER® technology provides exceptional performance down to -13° F outdoor ambient, with 100% heating capacity at 5° F outdoor ambient.
Both the indoor and outdoor units are extremely quiet. Indoor units operate as low as 19 dB(A) – that’s quieter than a whisper.
HIGHLY-EFFICIENT INVERTER TECHNOLOGY
Traditional systems operate on an inefficient cycle of 100% on or 100% off. With Mitsubishi Electric’s INVERTER-driven compressor technology, our systems constantly measure conditions and then adjust compressor and fan speed up or down to maintain the desired temperature.
EASY-ACCESS, WASHABLE FILTERS
Front panels make it easy to access the filters. Instead of wasting money on new filters several times a year, Mitsubishi Electric indoor units use easy-to-clean, washable filters. You’ll never get caught without a filter again.
With Hot-Start technology and multi-vane airflow, you get hot air right away and rapid heating of the room.
Wireless controllers are available to program the system around your comfort level and your life’s busy schedule. Whether you’re gone for the day or on an extended vacation, you can control your system from just about any smartphone or tablet. You’ll never again have to return to a house that’s freezing cold or blazing hot.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems Installed in the Ann Arbor & Dexter, Michigan Area
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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