For ductless mini split AC installations done right, call the experts in Allentown, PA!
Maitz Home Services in Allentown, PA has been in the HVAC business for over 50 years. We know a thing or two about air conditioners, specifically ductless mini split AC systems. We carry leading brands with all the modern features you need to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long.We are a licensed and insured heating and cooling company dedicated to serving the community. Call us today to discuss if a ductless mini split system is right for your home.
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How Ductless Mini Split Systems Work
A ductless mini split air conditioner is a group of blowers mounted on walls inside the home. It sends cooled air to certain areas of your house through wall mounted blowers inside, instead of through ducts.
These modern air conditioners differ from other types of AC systems in the following ways:
- Connections – These units are attached by suction lines that direct condensation away, by refrigerant lines that distribute warm air, and power lines for smooth performance.
- Heat Pumps – The heat pumps send heat from warm areas to cool areas. They can both heat and cool while conserving energy.
- Indoor Units – Ductless mini split air conditioner units are placed indoors, on the outside walls.
Advantages of a Ductless Mini Split AC System
Ductless mini split air conditioners have many advantages, such as excellent energy-efficiency and sound control. These modern AC units are ideal for add-ons and home remodels.
Other benefits of ductless systems over other air conditioners include:
- Ease of installation
- High energy efficiency
- Quiet operation
- Ideal for retrofit add-ons
Maitz Home Services has been repairing and installing ductless mini split systems for fifty years, so you can rely on us to bring you the best products and service in the area.
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Drawbacks of Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Before you purchase a ductless mini-split system, be aware that they have limitations. Upfront cost, maintenance, and aesthetics are three of the more significant disadvantages of these cooling units. Typically, the initial purchase of a mini-split system will be more expensive than that of a conventional AC system. But depending on how you use your system and the climate in your area, you may be able to recoup those costs with lower energy bills every month.
Additionally, ductless mini split systems require routine maintenance, particularly if anyone in the house smokes or if you have pets in the house. Filters will need to be replaced or cleaned regularly.
Aesthetics is another factor in consumers’ minds, and because ductless mini split systems are not hidden away line central AC units, they may not fit in with your home’s existing décor.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.