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Ductless Air Conditioning - It's so HOT Right Now
The latest heating and cooling trend - Ductless Minisplit systems - are taking Massachusetts and the U.S. by storm.
Mitsubishi, the world’s top-selling brand of ductless cooling and heating systems, experienced a complete sell-out of its 2013 U.S. inventory well before the end of last year. This caused limited availability and back-orders with Mitsubishi Diamond HVAC specialists throughout the United States.
It seems Massachusetts residents are some of the most energy-conscious the country - the U.S. Green Building Council recently ranked the state #4 in the top 10 list of states leading the nation in green building.
How Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners Work
Like central air conditioners, ductless units have a split design and don't require a complicated system of ducts. The split system (also called a mini-split, ductless split, or duct-free system) has at least one indoor unit in the home or office (this is the evaporator) and one outdoor unit (the condenser).
Line sets, which are copper tubes of refrigerant, are run to the indoor unit from the outdoor unit. The indoor component can be mounted on the ceiling or the wall and are extremely quiet when in operation.
With the booming popularity of ductless systems, the product selection is getting wider - many electronics manufacturers now offer their versions of ductless appliances. Considering that many smaller brand names typically don't specialize in heating and cooling solutions, it's important to note that it can be a challenge to find qualified technicians to install and service them.
The specialists at Total Comfort Mechanical recommend sticking with a trusted, industry leader that provides a solid warranty on their product and has a network of certified and trained Diamond Contractors to perform the installation and service. "It's smart to get a few estimates from qualified and certified HVAC contractors before making the investment,"
Check with your local Better Business Bureau or other local chamber organizations to learn about the reputation of the heating and air conditioning contractors in your area. Burlington MA residents and neighboring MA cities can request a quote or more information on ductless AC solutions at http://www.totalcomfortmech.com.
Total Comfort Mechanical, Inc.