Ductless Mini-Split Services in Northern Virginia
When summer temperatures peak in Northern Virginia, a quality air conditioning system can make a dramatic difference in your comfort. If your home lacks adequate air conditioning, a ductless air conditioner can be a great way to add cooling power, whether it is in an existing home, a home addition, or even new construction. With no air ducts required and fewer chances for air leaks, ductless mini-splits are reliable, efficient, and simple to install.
Add easy cooling and heating solutions to your home with a ductless system from C.B. Lucas and enjoy customizable comfort all year long! Contact us today to learn more!
What Is a Ductless Mini-Split?
Ductless mini-splits are systems capable of both heating and cooling your home efficiently. They consist of two units: the outdoor compressor/condensing unit and the indoor air handler. The small indoor unit moves warm air from your home over cold evaporator coils. Refrigerant runs through the coils and absorbs the heat from the air, bringing it to the outside unit where the refrigerant dumps the heat pulled from your home’s air. Alternately, the unit can also operate as a heater and is a great option for HVAC zoning in your home.
Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems in Fairfax
Ductless mini-split systems offer numerous advantages over their ducted counterparts. A ductless mini-split system offers you:
- Easy installation in places where traditional systems would not fit (ceiling cavities, crawl spaces)
- No noisy compressors outside living areas
- Efficient cooling technology
- Geothermal and hydronic heating options are available
- Very low energy cost (typically around 9 cents/kWh)
- It can easily increase home value
All the units we install meet the strict guidelines of the Department of Energy for efficiency and safety established by ENERGY STAR®.
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Two Types of Ductless Mini-Split Systems
There are two types of ductless mini-split systems that homeowners can choose from, each offering unique benefits.
Split Type Systems
These units contain an outdoor compressor/condenser unit connected to one to four indoor air handler units via refrigerant lines (usually copper tubing). The indoor units have a built-in cooling capacity controlled by a variable speed motor mounted in each room that requires cooling. This type of system requires a relatively flat location for the outdoor unit.
Single Package Systems
These systems are all-in-one units that both produce cold air and compress it. They can be installed wherever you have access to a 115-volt electrical outlet. The compressor is mounted inside the unit, containing cooling coils for cold-air production.
The main benefit of single package systems is they are smaller than split systems — up to 6 feet tall by 24 inches wide or deep. They are great for areas where space is limited, such as an apartment, condo, or office space.
Even though these single package units require less installation time, they cost more money initially because of their high-efficiency design and multiple moving parts (compressors and fans). Single package systems are usually mounted on an exterior wall or high up on the roof when installed.
Ductless Mini-Splits as a Heating Solution
A ductless mini-split system is a great way to heat your home in much less time and with better efficiency than traditional heating. In addition, it has many other features that make the installation easier for both professionals who are doing work on-site or at an HVAC company’s location because they don’t need access into every room of the house when installing this type!
Ductless Mini-Splits for Cooling Your Home
A new ductless mini-split AC is an excellent investment for your home. With help from our team, we’ll evaluate the layout and condition of yours to determine which system would be best for you based on its size as well as energy-efficiency requirements.
This modern technology offers many benefits over traditional air conditioning system: It’s more cost-effective due in part to using less material; quieter since there are no noisy outdoors units affecting inside noise levels (and thus sleeping); harder working because their smaller footprint means they require lower voltage power sources than standard whole-house fans used with central air conditioners.
Our Ductless Mini-Split Services in Northern Virginia
Does your home need a new ductless mini-split system? C.B. Lucas supplies the following ductless mini-split services in Arlington, Virginia, and the surrounding area:
- Ductless mini-split installation and replacement
- Ductless mini-split repair
- Ductless mini-split maintenance
Why Choose C.B. Lucas?
Partnering with C.B. Lucas means you get all the benefits that come from doing business with a family-owned business that has over 40 years of experience performing installations, service, and repairs in Northern Virginia.
We provide free estimates to find the suitable unit(s) for your home’s or office’s specific size and cooling requirements. All our technicians are NATE-certified to ensure they have the training needed to carry out efficient ductless air conditioning services in Northern Virginia. Our best-price guarantee ensures that you’ll always get the lowest price. Our team is available 24/7 to respond to any questions, concerns, or emergencies you need addressed right away. We stand behind all our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Contact our team today for more information about ductless air conditioning in Northern Virginia!
Common Ductless AC Questions
How many square feet can a ductless air conditioner cool?
For single-room applications, ductless AC units are available that can cool anywhere from 150 to 1,500 square feet, or even larger spaces. With multiple-room units that feature several air handlers and an upgraded condenser, the ductless AC system can cool an entire home.
What is a ductless air conditioner?
A ductless air conditioner is a split system that has a condenser unit outside, featuring a compressor, condenser coils, and fan. One or more air handlers are installed inside, which include evaporator coils, air filters, and fans. A ductless AC unit requires no air ducts, and they cool the room directly with the wall, ceiling, or floor-mounted air handler.
How does a ductless air conditioner work?
Air is blown over the evaporator, which absorbs heat from your home using a refrigerant. That refrigerant is compressed and sent to the condenser coils by the compressor, where it releases its heat outdoors. The refrigerant then returns back to the evaporator through an expansion valve, which lowers the pressure an allows the fluid to vaporize, improving its ability to absorb heat.
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