Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners
Mini-split systems are ideal for Albuquerque homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat, or radiant panels. They’re also a good way to heat and cool homes without space for ductwork, additions, garages, and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a quiet, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often called a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern locations for decades to condition homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can set the heating or cooling in individual areas.
In contrast to conventional electric heating systems, the EPA confirmed ENERGY STAR®-rated models can cut your heating expenses by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of generating it.
A mini-split system could also reduce your cooling bill by 30 percent, in contrast to traditional air conditioning. The system is able to limit energy use because it uses compressors and fans to regulate cooling speeds.
Because there are no ducts on split systems, you won’t have the energy loss accompanied by ducted systems like central air or heating.
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Cooling Frequently Asked Questions
A single inlet swamp cooler uses a thick pad known as “12-inch media” as opposed to a conventional cooler which uses four smaller pads. The smaller pads of a conventional cooler are generally made out of aspen fibers and need to be changed yearly; sometimes even more if there is a lot of hard water. A single inlet cooler needs its pad changed after about 3 years of use and cools 3-5 degrees cooler than a conventional cooler.
The answer is simple: more parts go into a spring changeover. Usually, for a fall change over, the only thing that needs to be replaced is the filter on your heater. Sometimes cooler parts need to be replaced if they are broken or worn down.
Different conditions in the house determine how often the filter needs to be changed, such as pets, cigarette smoke, dust, etc. We recommend changing your filter at least once every 3 months.
If your A/C system is properly installed you should never have to add refrigerant. If your system is leaking refrigerant, it is important to get it repaired correctly. We can detect and repair leaks in your A/C system.