Updated: Aug 2
The owners of this single-story ranch-style home in Taylors, SC knew it was time to replace their forced air, gas furnace and traditional central air conditioning. The furnace and ac unit were both reaching the end of their effective lifespans, and the homeowners knew they could upgrade their efficiency and comfort, but what would be the best option? What would give them the greatest comfort while keeping energy bills affordable? After taking into consideration the available tax and rebate incentives and the flexibility of ductless mini-split systems, they decided on a multi-zone ductless mini-split installation.
The Homeowners were doing research online and inquired about Ductless systems with their usual HVAC contractor. They were told they could only do a multi-zone system in a commercial building- which is not the case at all!
During their research, the homeowners found Blue Ridge Heating and Cooling, and pictures of Mitsubishi ductless systems on our website, so they decided to give us a call and learn more. We were happy to help and talk about their options! Our experienced technicians have been designing ductless systems for homeowners for years, and we were happy to find out more about what they were looking for.
Problem: The current HVAC system wasn’t working properly, and the homeowners were looking for a system that would keep them comfortable all year long and bring their energy bills down. They also were interested in a multi-zone system.
Solution: We installed a three-zone Mitsubishi Ductless heating and air conditioning system. This will give the Homeowners the ability to better control their comfort throughout their home, with greater energy efficiency that will help keep energy bills low all year round.
When we got to the home, we spoke with the homeowners about what their day looked like in the home, and whether they had any issues with hot or cold areas. We asked them about what they liked about their current system, and what they wanted in a new system. Our experts here at Blue Ridge Heating and Air Conditioning then designed a three-zone Mitsubishi ductless heating and air conditioning system that will be able to keep the whole home comfortable, while keeping energy bills low.
Regardless of the size of your home, there are always some areas that get more traffic than others. People spend nights in the bedroom, but during the day and evenings, people tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and family room areas.
By creating different zones of heating and air conditioning, you can control the temperatures independently. This means no longer having to pay to heat/cool the bedrooms in your home during the day when no one is using them, and likewise, spending less money heating or cooling the main areas of the home while everyone’s asleep!
The ability to separately adjust the comfort level in different areas of the home not only makes people more comfortable- it saves a lot of money and energy!
Mitsubishi ductless systems are up to 70% more efficient than baseboard heating and up to 30% more efficient in cooling than central air, which translates into big savings each month on your energy bill.
Ductless is Perfect for Zoned Heating and Cooling
Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling systems are perfect for creating zones around your home.
The systems are made up of two main components- an outdoor condenser unit, and an indoor cassette or head. One outdoor unit can be sized to service up to 8 different indoor units, giving you the option of creating up to eight zones of heating and cooling from one outdoor unit!
Each indoor unit has a separate control, and can be adjusted individually to give Mom just the level of coolness she wants while working in the kitchen, while Dad can be comfortable at a different temperature while watching the game in the family room!
While the other contractor seemed to think this was for commercial applications only, many homeowners are choosing multi-zone ductless HVAC systems like this one for their homes. The performance of the systems coupled with the flexible location and design makes them perfect for creating comfortable spaces for your family, wherever you need them.
Mitsubishi Ductless Systems Are Flexible
These homeowners already had purchased one mini-split ductless system for their bedroom to add extra comfort. They were thrilled to find out we could add their existing wall-mounted unit to the new condenser unit, sized to power additional cassettes. We located the additional wall-mounted units in areas of their home to maximize comfort, right where they wanted it most.
And, at a later date, if the homeowners want to add a sunroom or enclose their garage and want additional comfort there, their ductless system can expand to fill those needs as well.
Unlike space heaters or window air conditioners, Mitsubishi ductless systems can provide heating and cooling from the same unit! The indoor units come in many options, but they are usually mounted on the wall, out of the way, where their advanced sensors can monitor the temperature and humidity in a room. Based on their readings, they make the adjustments needed to keep the room perfectly comfortable- adding a touch of heat or cooling, just when you need it.
By keeping the output steady, they avoid big swings in temperature- and your comfort- and end up using less energy to do so as well! They also distribute the air evenly throughout a space, eliminating the hot and cold spots you get with window units or other solutions.
Mini Splits Are Quiet
Best of all, Mitsubishi ductless systems are whisper-quiet. The indoor units run at about 19 db- and you won’t hear them kick on- you’ll just feel the comfort! This makes ductless great for bedrooms and family rooms, where you don’t need to shout or turn up the volume on the TV to be comfortable.
Because Mitsubishi ductless systems are so energy-efficient, they qualify for rebates and the new tax credits- up to $2,000- under the new Inflation Reduction Act for newly installed systems. This means that getting the extra comfort you want in your home is more affordable than ever- just give us a call to learn more!
The Bottom Line- More Comfort, Better Control
With this ductless mini split installation, we made it a three-zone system that gave our homeowners the comfort they wanted. It was designed for their home, and the whole process took three days to complete. Now, our homeowners are enjoying their home while spending less every month on energy bills. That’s something every homeowner can appreciate!
If you are looking for more comfort in your home, give us a call here at Blue Ridge Heating and Air Conditioning. We can help you design a system to meet your home's needs and keep you comfortable all year long!