Mini-Split Installations in Charleston, SC
Charleston summers get hot and muggy, so air conditioning is essential. Central A/C is very common and does a good job, but it may not be the best option for every situation. If your home does not have air conditioning ductwork, you are building an addition, or you need an efficient cooling system for a small space, mini-split systems provide solutions. The experienced team at Mura-Tech Services can supply and install a mini-split system that provides efficient cooling and heating without requiring ductwork.
What is a Mini-Split System?
Mini-splits have an indoor air-handling unit and an outdoor compressor/condenser. A conduit houses suction tubing, refrigerant tubing, a power cable, and a condensate drain. The conduit links the indoor and outdoor units and is usually covered by a protective Line-Hide system.
A mini-split heat pump can cool and heat spaces, but you may also choose a system that only cools. The units provide year-round comfort, are exceptionally efficient, and there are no ducts for you to worry about. Indoor components may be mounted on a ceiling, wall, or floor.
Our team can provide mini-split installations throughout your home and connect them to one outdoor unit. A mini-split system operates at a low speed, so it is quiet and does an excellent job of dehumidification. Because there are no ducts, the air is released from the unit, so it reclaims energy typically lost with a duct system.
When Is a Mini-Split System the Best Choice?
According to experts, installing a mini-split system can be a good option for various needs, including heating and cooling an entire home. However, there are situations where ductless mini-split units are clearly the best option. These include:
- Home additions. Any time you build a home addition that needs to be cooled or heated, a mini-split system offers an efficient solution. For example, a ductless system is easily sized for the space if you add a sunroom, garage apartment, or man cave. Mura-Tech Services professionals offer custom mini-split installation services that allow you to keep additions comfortable without overloading your central HVAC system.
- Supporting a Single Room. Some homes include rooms that are problematic to heat or cool. For instance, your kitchen might get extremely warm even with central A/C. Installing a mini-split system can keep it comfortable year-round.
- Serving Multiple Rooms. If your family constantly argues over the thermostat setting, installing mini splits in multiple rooms can provide independent temperature settings. While ducted systems can include zones, they are less efficient than mini-split units.
- A Home Without Ductwork. Adding ductwork to your home can be expensive. While installing a mini-split system isn’t inexpensive, it is more budget-friendly than installing ductwork.
Benefits of Mini-Split Ductless Systems
Mini-splits have several advantages and are ideal for homeowners who want an air conditioning system that provides flexibility. Per Energy.gov, installing up to four indoor units is possible, creating four room zones. All are connected to one outdoor unit. Since each zone has an individual thermostat, the system can save money and energy.
It’s usually easier to install mini-split systems. Our technicians make a small, three-inch hole through a wall to attach indoor and outdoor units via a conduit. Because there are different conduit lengths, installing outdoor units as far as 50 feet from the indoor component is possible. During mini-split installations in Charleston, SC, our professionals can add units that cool rooms near the front of a home but install the outdoor compressor in a less conspicuous area.
Interior design is simpler with mini-split systems. Mura-Tech Services technicians can mount them flush in a drop ceiling, suspend them from a ceiling, or install units on a wall. You can also choose a floor-standing model. The indoor units are only seven inches deep and have an attractive, high-tech look.
Professional Installation Makes All the Difference
Mini-splits must be correctly sized and installed to provide maximum benefits. DIY installation is possible but could void the warranty and impact performance. Technicians ensure you get the right size unit and seal the wall penetration properly. They ensure refrigerants are handled according to EPA requirements. Our professionals offer efficient, expert installation that ensures you get the most from your investment.
Installing one unit typically takes three to seven hours, assuming no complications or home construction problems exist. Installing units in multiple rooms or working with construction issues will extend the job. However, even complex projects are typically completed within a week.
Mura-tech Services is a full-service residential HVAC company serving Charleston, S.C., and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing high-quality customer service, reasonable rates, and ongoing support.