Orange County, CA Mini Split Systems
For many years, homeowners without enough space for ductwork in their homes didn’t have the option of installing a central air conditioning system. Usually, these were older homes built before central AC was common in Southern California. These homeowners were forced to rely on window units that cost a small fortune to operate, blocked out sunlight, made their homes less secure, and provided inferior cooling. Because window ACs have so many drawbacks, a ductless mini split system is the perfect option for many homeowners in Orange County whose homes aren’t spacious enough to support cooling units that use ducts.
If you live in Orange County and want to learn about ductless mini split heat pumps, call the experts at Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air today. We provide a full line of services for homeowners throughout the region and can ensure you have the heating and cooling you need. Give us a call to schedule HVAC services in Orange County, CA or the surrounding areas.
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How a Ductless Mini Split Works
A traditional central air conditioner works by cooling the air along an indoor evaporator coil and then using an air handler to distribute the cooled air through ductwork leading to the different rooms of the house. but many homes don’t have the space for ductwork, and renovating to add them is an expensive option. This is where a ductless mini split comes in.
A ductless mini split has the same outdoor condenser unit of a central system, but instead of a single indoor unit and air handler, a mini split uses a series of tubes carrying refrigerant from the condenser to individual room units inside the home.
What this means for your house is that not only can you cool places you couldn’t before, but you can also control each cooling unit individually. Because of this individual control and since there is no ductwork to lose air in transit, the efficiency ratings of most ductless mini splits are higher than for central air conditioners. You can save upwards of 30% on your energy bill by using a system like this. Plus, ductless mini splits are also heat pumps, which means they provide adequate heating for the mild winter nights in Orange County.
Maintenance and Repair on Ducted and Ductless Mini Split Systems
If you have an existing ductless mini split, annual maintenance is necessary to keep it running in the best condition. During these maintenance visits, we will inspect the condenser unit and check the electrical connections for it and all air handlers. Refrigerant tubing is also checked to ensure it hasn’t been damaged, making sure your home in Orange County is a comfortable temperature.
If you are interested in having a new ductless mini split system installed in your home, or you have one already and require regular maintenance service, now is the time to call Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air. We are a premier Lennox Dealer and we can ensure your system works as efficiently as possible from the start and that it continues working as intended for years to come.