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Ductless Systems & Service in Joliet, IL
The most common type of central heating and air system in the U.S. for many decades is the forced-air system that sends the conditioned air into a network of ducts. The ducts carry the conditioned air to vents that open into the rooms. Although still found in the majority of homes, these ductwork comfort systems now have competition from ductless mini splits. Enormously popular in Europe and Japan, ductless systems are making a strong entry into residential homes in the U.S.
Are you curious about having a ductless system installation in your home? Or do you already have ductless heating and cooling, but you’re looking for skilled technicians to repair or maintain it? Either way, you’ve found the right people: Johansen & Anderson Inc in your best source in Joliet, IL and the surrounding areas for ductless mini split service. We’ve been in business since 1946, and we’ve always stayed on the cusp of the newest in comfort technology.
The Basics of Ductless Mini Splits
Ductless air conditioning and heating operates through a series of small air handlers that are placed in rooms around the house, usually mounted on the wall above windows. These air handlers take the place of the single indoor unit of a heat pump that connects to ducts. Each air handler contains a refrigerant coil and a blower fan, and it sends out the conditioned air directly into the living spaces.
To circulate the refrigerant for heat exchange, each of the air handlers connects through a hole in the wall behind them to a single outdoor cabinet. This cabinet contains a compressor, refrigerant coil, and fan, and is almost identical to the outdoor cabinet found in standard split systems.
Should You Install a Ductless Air Conditioning and Heating System?
"Why consider a ductless mini split system compared to the tried–and–true ducted system?" We often hear this question, and in some cases going with a conventional split system is a better choice for a home. But there are other cases where the many advantages of a ductless heat pump will win the day:
- Improved energy efficiency: Ductless mini splits have smaller mechanical parts and motors and use less power than split systems. They also don’t lose or gain heat through ductwork, which helps improve energy efficiency further.
- New construction flexibility: If you’re building a new house or remodeling your current one, going ductless removes the space–consuming problems of ducts. This means more construction freedom. And ductless systems are also great for older homes that simply don’t have space for ducts.
- Zone control: Each air handler can be operated independent of the other, so you only need to heat and cool the rooms that need it. This is another way that a ductless system can cut down on your energy bills.
Our Ductless Heating and Cooling Services in Joliet, IL
Ductless systems can last for many years and don’t suffer from troubles like duct leaks. But they can run into problems, such as leaks in the refrigerant or condensate lines behind the air handlers or broken motors. When any such malfunctions pop up in your ductless heat pump, you can contact our repair technicians any time of the day or night for repairs. Our Comfort Club can also help you avoid future troubles with regular maintenance visits.
No matter what service you need for ductless heating and cooling you need in Joliet, IL, you can depend on Johansen & Anderson Inc. Contact J&A Today, Sleep Tight Tonight!