Ductless Mini Splits

Young woman switching on air conditioner while sitting on sofa at home

Ductless mini splits can add a little sizzle to your Illinois household.

These systems offer comfort without the ductwork. They provide pinpoint accuracy when it comes to heating and cooling your home, and they excel at improving your indoor air quality(IAQ).

Are you planning to remodel or considering an addition to your Springfield home? Maybe you’re ready to turn the basement into an entertainment center or the garage into a man cave. Rather than extend your ductwork, MB Heating & Cooling can help install a ductless mini split.

Doing so will save you money, time, and any aggravation that comes from trying to extend ductwork into those hard-to-reach locations.

Ductless Mini Splits and Your Indoor Air Quality

Conventional  heating, ventilation, and air conditioning  (HVAC) systems rely on ductwork to circulate warm and cold air. Over time, air ducts tend to clog up with dust and debris, restricting the airflow and compromising the air you breathe inside your Springfield home.

Because of this issue, we always recommend that you schedule a duct cleaning every few years—more so if you have pets in the home, someone who smokes, or you recently remodeled.

With a mini split, you have a system that efficiently filters out dust and other particles to deliver fresh air directly into the room. Ductless systems provide a great option if someone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies.

Ductless Mini Splits Installation or Replacement

A ductless mini split pairs an indoor air handler with an outdoor heat pump or air conditioner. The air handler transfers the warm and cold air from one of the two outdoor components and circulates it directly into your home. Refrigerant lines and electrical wire are needed to connect and power the system.

Comfort comes from being closer to the action. No waiting for the forced air to make its way to your location—air handlers work in the rooms you use the most: the kitchen, living room, bedroom, or den. You can install one air handler to accommodate a single large space or add several air handlers throughout the house and create a [zone-control-system].

Our professionals at MB Heating & Cooling can help you choose the correct size mini split to accommodate the necessary space and square footage. You can decide between a single-zone ductless mini split that uses one  air handler to heat or cool one area. This situation is perfect if you’re remodeling your basement or garage.

You can also go with a dual-zone ductless mini split designed to heat or cool two different areas or multi-zone ductless mini splits that create a zone control system in your Illinois home.

Unless you have experience working with refrigerant lines and high-voltage electrical connections, we strongly recommend having one of our professionals install or replace your ductless mini split. Doing so ensures your safety—our team will install your system right so that it provides comfort for years to come.

Ductless Mini Split Repairs in Springfield

Our repair team works with all makes and models of mini splits and other HVAC equipment. Even if we didn’t install it, count on us to fix it.

We will quickly pinpoint whether there is a faulty connection, clogged filter, or perhaps a loose coil. We understand the stress from having a repair issue—which is why we offer 24/7 emergency service to be there when you need us.

Before we start any work, you’ll receive a thorough explanation of what we plan to do. We will do everything possible to create a pleasant experience! Your home comfort system is a large investment, and we want to ensure you get the most value out of it.

Here are some signs your ductless system needs repair:

  • Unit is unresponsive when you turn it on or off
  • One or multiple air handlers don’t deliver enough warm or cool air
  • An air handler makes a grinding noise as it runs
  • Outdoor unit ices over
  • Fluid leaks from the outdoor unit, drain line, or line set
  • It’s become more difficult to keep areas in the home at the desired temperature
  • Your electricity bills are higher than usual for no clear reason

Maintaining Your Ductless Mini Split

For the most part, these durable systems are easy to maintain. But like any machine with moveable parts, you can anticipate the possibility of something breaking down.

With a ductless system, you will need to thoroughly wash the system filters at least once a month—more often if you have pets or anyone who smokes in your home. These reusable filters can clog up quickly, so be sure to clean them regularly.

Too often, we will hear a strange sound coming from our electrical, plumbing, and  heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems—and we ignore it.

That sound is a warning sign. It could be an issue with the motor or a loose part. Whatever the case, catching a small problem right away with your ductless mini split or other equipment helps avoid a costlier issue.

We recommend that you sign up for one of our maintenance service plans to offset the cost of repairs, parts, and labor. These plans give you peace of mind knowing a trusted professional is watching over HVAC equipment. When you sign up, we can even send reminders for your next tune-up and inspection!

Learn More About Ductless Mini Splits

At MB Heating & Cooling, we believe an informed customer can always make the best decisions whenever it comes to the safety and comfort of your Springfield, IL, household. Contact us today at 217-544-4328 or request service online to learn more about ductless mini splits and other products.

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