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Quality Ductless Heat Pumps Installation Services in Nanaimo and Across Vancouver Island

Ductless Mini Split

What Are Ductless Mini Splits?

Traditional central heating and cooling systems provide comfort by cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. However, they aren’t a viable option for every household or commercial space. If you have an older property without ducts, a centralized heating and cooling system could prove impossible to install. If you have a smaller space to temperature control, a standard heat pump may not warrant the cost. To solve these different environmental needs, we can install ductless mini splits and heat pumps. A ductless mini split offers an individual fan and evaporator unit for each room, or a chosen room.


This ductless system allows you to better control the temperature of each room and the rooms that are not being used regularly, as they can be turned off to save energy. This room-to-room control system allows you to lower energy costs and save on your electricity bills. They offer a simple, effective and efficient method of cooling and heating your home.

 

What Are Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps?

A ductless heat pump is an energy-efficient heating and cooling system that functions without an internal ducting system to maintain the temperature of a home or office space. It does not produce cool or hot air, but transfers it from one area to another to maintain a desired temperature level. By removing heat from indoors and transferring it outside, it keeps your house cool in the summer. In the winter, heat pumps draw out cooler air from the outside, warm it, and flow the air inside. With this system, the temperature is regulated by refrigerants, and through a cycle of evaporation and condensation.

 

For more information about these systems and how they work, visit our blog page or contact us directly!

Looking to Install a Ductless Heat Pump, or Mini Split, at Your Home or Office?

The installation of a ductless heat pump, or mini split, unit is something you shouldn’t try and do by yourself. Our technicians are red seal certified, licensed, bonded and insured. With th4ese credentials and training, we ensure your installation job is done flawlessly.

 

The first step in choosing the right ductless unit is to consider the size of your room. If you aren’t sure, ask us, we are here to help you find the right solution for your space and budget. Once an option is chosen and purchased, the indoor unit is installed on the room’s wall adjacent to the exterior of the building. A pipe will connect to the outdoor section of the unit. You can decide to place the outdoor section on the ground, a wall, or on your rooftop. This process is followed by wiring and activating an electrical connection to switch on the unit, which our experienced technician will look after.

Some Frequently Asked Questions about Mini Split Installations

We understand that you will want to be well informed before making your Ductless Mini Split purchase. Please go through the following FAQs below to gain a greater understanding about the features of these systems:

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Ductless Mini Split?

When you are planning to install a ductless mini split (or a few mini splits) in your Nanaimo or Vancouver Island home, it is important for you to consider the following points as they might affect your installation cost:

  • The total number of rooms where mini split systems need to be installed.

  • The size (tonnage) of all your mini split systems.
  • The efficiency of your mini splits to provide even coverage across the room.
  • Energy-efficient or manufacturer rebates available.

Another factor that can affect your mini split’s installation cost is, of course, who you hire. Contact us for safe, budget-friendly installation of your ductless mini split in Nanaimo, or across surrounding areas of Vancouver Island. 

What Are the Benefits of Installing Ductless Mini Splits?

You can enjoy the following benefits of ductless mini splits:

  • The systems are fast to install.

  • The air filters help improve air quality and the systems are relatively noiseless.
  • They are less expensive than standard central HVAC or heat pump systems.
  • Flexible in use and location.
  • They do not require ductwork.

Do You Need to Install a Ductless Heat Pump in All the Rooms of Your House?

No, you won’t need a separate heat pump for each room, as a single outdoor unit can connect to multiple outlets inside your house. However, if you have a big house, you might need more than one outdoor system to cover the entire area.

 

Do Ductless Heat Pumps Make a Lot of Noise?

Even when they are operating at high speed, you would barely be able to hear them. These systems are very quiet unless there is a mechanical problem.

When Do You Need a Ductless Mini Split Repair?

Just like ducted split HVAC systems, mini split systems also need routine maintenance and servicing. Look out for the following problems and give us a call if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Refrigerant leaks.

  • A dusty, dirty coil or blower.
  • Dirty filters.
  • Control board failure.
  • Poor installation quality between indoor/outdoor units.
  • An indoor unit fails to run.
  • An indoor unit blows air that’s not properly conditioned.
  • The outdoor unit isn’t working.
  • Unusual sounds are coming from the system.

If your reason is not listed above, call us and explain what is going on. We will try and diagnose over the phone, or we can send one of our technicians to determine if there is an issue. Our trained professionals will know how to diagnose and repair your mini split problem in a timely and budget-friendly manner. For more information on installing and maintaining ductless mini split systems across Vancouver Island, give us a call today!

How We Can Further Help You

At Strategic Mechanical in Nanaimo, our trained technicians follow a systematic procedure to install and maintain your ductless heat pumps and mini splits. Read to learn more:

  • Maintain cleanliness: We check and fix blockage in the air filters, coils and blowers to rectify airflow issues.
  • Fixing leakage: We mend refrigerant leaks through manual or mechanical inspection.
  • Drain flushing: A congested drain line can obstruct the pump and mini split performance; we correct if necessary.
  • Electrical check: We check electrical wiring and control board operations for problems, if any.
  • Installation inspection: We assist you to make modifications in the installation of the system, if required.

If you have more questions about our ductless heat pump or mini split installation services in Nanaimo and across Vancouver island, contact our team at 778-841-0474.

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