Fujitsu Ductless Mini Splits System
What is a ductless mini-split air conditioning system?
A ductless mini-split air conditioning system is comprised of an indoor unit called the evaporator and an outdoor unit called the condensing unit. The evaporator is connected to the condensing unit by copper tubing and electrical wiring which is passed through a 2 ½” – 3” hole. Basically, it is a small central air unit with the flexibility of cooling or heating one room or more; zoning.
What are the advantages of installing a Fujitsu ductless mini-split A/C system over a central air conditioning system?
1) With Central Air Conditioning, you must cool an entire home when only one room may need cooling. On the other hand, ductless mini-splits cool only the areas you want and not the areas you don’t. 2) 18,000 BTU is a typical minimum central air unit. With ductless mini-splits, you can use 7,000, 9,000 or 12,000 BTUs. 3) Typical 3-ton homes are not zoned or require complex zoning systems, which makes it very expensive for the homeowner. With ductless mini-splits, multiple evaporators make zoning as simple as setting a remote control. 4) Energy wasted in long lengths of uninhabited ductwork means higher energy bills. Less than 5% cooling loss occurs in insulated refrigerant lines compared with up to 25% through ducts. 5) Retrofitting homes requires cutting holes in walls, floors, ceilings or decreasing closet space with ducts. Ductless mini-splits requires just a 3 or 4” diameter hole in the outside wall. Means less mess and better home aesthetics.
Ductless Mini-Split Advantages
Because there are no ducts, Halcyon systems lose less than 5% cooling vs. up to 40% for traditional forced-air systems. Increased efficiencies up to 33-SEER mean lower utility bills. Several models are even Energy Star Qualified, meaning they save you on your utility bill.
Why pay to heat or cool areas that no one is occupying? Individual zoning allows you to heat or cool the areas you want, and not the areas that are unoccupied.
Ductless air conditioners are comprised of an indoor and outdoor unit, which allows for a peaceful inside environment by enabling the contractor to install louder components like compressors and motors outdoors.
Copper tubing running through a small 3 to 4-inch opening in the wall or ceiling easily connects the indoor and outdoor units. Refrigerant is cycled through the lines from the outdoor condensing unit to the indoor unit, where the air is quietly distributed to the interior space.
Year Round, Whole Home/Business Comfort
Fujitsu’s Halcyon HFI system provides home and business owners just the right amount of heating and cooling needed by installing 2 to 8 indoor units connected to one outdoor unit. Indoor units vary by size and style and each creates its own “zone” of comfort, allowing you to heat or cool individual rooms, hallways and open spaces.
Get your air conditioning system ready for summer.
What’s the importance of a spring tune up?
- Jumpstart your AC!
During your air conditioning units winter time hiatus, dust and debris have had their chance to build up in your unit along side mechanical and electrical issues that can arise from your systems winter time dormancy. It is important to have a licensed HVAC technician clean and service your Air Conditioning system, to address any issues and keep your system working efficiently.
- Reduce Your Risk of a Breakdown
Preventative maintenance is always less costly and more convenient than an emergency repair on those hot summer days when you are using your ac the most. Having a technician check your system before turning it on for summer use can diminish gaps in service, save you money and keep you cool by alleviating any potential problems.
- Energy Efficiency will Increase, while Cooling Costs Decrease
Dust and debris build up on your air conditioners coil from its inactivity during winter months cause your system to run inefficiently. Cleaning your air conditioners coil and other mechanical parts correctly can save you money on your energy bill and keep you system running better, longer.
- Indoor Air Quality will Improve
letting your system accumulate dust, debris and pollen alike will result in the same allergy causing mater to circulate through to your house. Removing said build up will increase your indoor air quality and allow you and your family to live more comfortably, keeping outdoor allergens outside where they belong.
- Increase Air Conditioner Lifespan
Finding possible problems before they occur, or fixing small issues before they get worse will save you money in the long run by increasing the operational life span of your system. A technician would also be able to estimate for you how much life your older air conditioning unit has left, keeping you more informed and prepared for the future.
- Annual Air Conditioning Maintenance is Recommended by the EPA and Energy Star
Don’t take our word for it. Both the EPA and EnergyStar recommend the annual maintenance of your air conditioning system for optimal performance.