Does your Fort Myers, FL home lack the ductwork for supporting a central cooling system? Scheduling a ductless mini-split installation is an easy and non-invasive way to get whole-house climate control. Ductless mini-splits are also perfect for regulating temperatures in spaces not serviced by existing cooling equipment, like a converted garage or basement. The following is what you can expect during installation.
Sizing Ductless Mini-Splits and Establishing Cooling Zones
When deciding on a mini-split installation to cool your entire home, you’ll have to determine how many separate cooling zones you want. We work closely with our clients to ensure that zone creation allows for optimum levels of efficiency and overall mini-split performance. We also use the Manual J Load calculation to choose mini-split heat pumps or air conditioners with adequate cooling power for their service environments.
Putting in the Outdoor Condenser Unit
Like central air conditioners, ductless mini-split systems have indoor air handlers and outside condenser units. The main difference is that a mini-split can have multiple air handlers. Mini-split condenser units are noticeably smaller than the condensers for central ACs. However, they’re still installed on stable, level concrete or composite pads in the back or side yard.
Installing Indoor Air Handling Units
Most mini-split systems can accommodate between one and eight separate zones. Each zone gets an air handler, which is independently controlled at its own thermostat. Mini-split air handlers have slim profiles. They are also often installed on upper walls or ceilings to minimize their impact on indoor aesthetics.
Connecting and Testing Your New Equipment
We’ll connect your indoor air handlers to the outside condenser unit to complete your mini-split installation. This is accomplished by drilling a small hole in an exterior wall in each zone. More often than not, these holes have diameters of just three inches or less. Copper refrigerant tubing and electrical wires are passed through these holes so electricity and coolant can flow to and from the indoor units as needed.
Before leaving your home, we’ll turn your new mini-split on and test its performance. We’ll also show you how everything works and offer tips for keeping your air filters clean and preventing undue wear.
Contact Gulf Shore Cooling, LLC for Mini Split Installation
With more than 25,000 five-star reviews, we’ve proudly served Fort Myers, FL since 1983. We offer heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services. Homeowners can also turn to us for insulation services and duct cleaning. Contact Gulf Shore Cooling, LLC now to schedule an appointment.