High-efficiency ductless heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly popular here in New Castle and with good reason. Also called ductless split systems or mini splits, these compact heating and cooling units are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and completely customizable.
They offer flexibility and efficiency beyond what traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems do. At Burns & McBride, we are installing and maintaining more of these systems than ever.
With a ductless solution, you can eliminate energy use in the rooms you’re not using, or design a climate in your home based on the factors that make you and your home unique. With today’s work-from-home environment, a ductless system provides a permanent solution to making untreated home office workspaces like basements, breezeways, or other unused space comfortable.
Why Are They Different?
The most obvious difference with ductless heat pumps is they do not require ductwork—they are entirely ductless. This is the factor giving them an edge over ducted heating and cooling systems. With only a few components to the system, you can understand why they are so flexible.
Our Burns & McBride professionals can install these small systems almost anywhere in your home requiring heating and/or cooling, typically on a ceiling or wall. Despite their condensed size, these ductless systems are very powerful.
On top of this, they only have three main components. There is the outdoor unit—the condenser or compressor. There is the indoor unit—the air-handling unit. Then there is a small conduit connecting the two units—housing the condensate drain, suction tubing, refrigerant tubing, and power cable.
A variation we often make is installing several indoor units (up to eight) that connect to the one outdoor unit, creating a zone system setup.
When Would You Want One?
If you have a room or area in your home, like a garage, finished basement, addition, home office, master bedroom, enclosed patio, or even a room with uneven temperatures where you want heating and/or cooling, a ductless would be an excellent option. You can also set up several systems throughout your home and treat them like zones, all controlled via remote control.
Ductless System Pricing
The price of a ductless system is determined by four primary factors: the size of the unit, the type of unit, the number of areas (zones) being conditioned, and the degree of installation difficulty. One of our ductless system professionals will help to design the system best suited for your specific needs.
We offer financing if this is a consideration for you. We are happy to go over your options with you. Call to discuss this with one of our professionals.
In addition to the flexibility and ductless advantages, these systems offer several benefits to you. The ductless heat pump affords a great cost savings overall with its energy efficiency, lack of ductwork (no energy leaks), and controlled heating and cooling, only heating and cooling exactly when and where you want it.
Another benefit to this system is improved indoor air quality (IAQ). Again without ductwork, there’s no collection of particles, dust, and bacteria you can find in the ducts circulating throughout your home.
These ductless systems are also quick and easy to install since there is no ductwork involved in the installation. Once installed, they are quiet in operation, offering even temperature control in their rooms, all while boasting their environmental advantage of using green refrigerant.
Ductless System Repairs
If your ductless system is in need of a repair due to it not working properly or making a strange noise, call our heating and cooling repair experts immediately. We will promptly diagnose and repair your system, returning the comfort you expect to your home.
And we will never make a repair without discussing it with you beforehand. We want to keep you educated every step of the way.
If you require emergency service, you can trust we are here for you. We offer 24/7 emergency service to keep you safe and comfortable.
Ductless System Installations and Replacements
Whether you are looking to replace your current ductless system or install a new one in your home, you can trust our heating and cooling experts to perform the job right. We will design the best system for your needs, whether it is one unit or several to create a zone control system.
Many homeowners are unfamiliar with Energize Delaware. This is a program sponsored by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to help Delaware homeowners save energy and money by helping pay some of the costs involved in high-efficiency equipment.
Contact us about your new ductless system to see if it qualifies for program rebates. We have already helped Burns & McBride customers receive a total of over $1,000,000 from this fund and cut their average energy bill by 35 percent.
Ductless System Maintenance
A ductless system requires regular professional preventative maintenance like all HVAC systems. When our maintenance team cleans, checks, and inspects your mini split, we can help it operate at its high efficiency by running at peak performance, saving you energy costs.
This also prevents unexpected costly repairs and keeps your manufacturer warranty in compliance. Talk to us about our Service Plan Memberships, which has levels for every need and budget. Let us worry about your ductless maintenance while you enjoy your New Castle home.
Contact Burns & McBride for All Your Ductless System Needs
At Burns & McBride, we stay on top of the newest technology out there. You are in good hands when you call us to repair, install, replace, or maintain a ductless heat pump for you here. We are installing and maintaining more of these systems every day. Call us at 302-273-1341 or request service online today to discuss how we can help you.
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“Ryan was very knowledgeable and polite. He was very courteous at all times and Covid compliant with wearing his mask and treated our home with care. He took care of our problem and gave us information about the unit that will be helpful going forward.”
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“Unlike other service companies, Burns & McBride has helped with service for our problem within days of our call. Jesse came to replace our ductless split system, but was able to repair our relatively new system instead. We’re happy he was able to help us so quickly and efficiently.”
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“Burns and McBride has always been able to schedule an appointment for service very quickly which is greatly appreciated. Dave Gorman was able to determine the problem with our split system. He was efficient, thorough and very personable. This is the second time we’ve had Dave for our service and he’s been great.”
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“Quality service. Knowledgeable and personable technician.”
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“Chris Kelch provided good guidance on the units and answered all of my questions clearly. Did a great job on my annual check up.”
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“The service was fast and efficient, coming within hours of my call. I was certainly surprised at the quick response on the ground having expected a wait of a week or more for a visit. Javier was friendly and repaired our issue (reduced cooling power) quickly. Given this weeks weather forecast of excessive heat, we are most thankful for the quick repair!”
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“Gauge called ahead, was on-time, very friendly and efficient.”
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“Dominick and his work partner were fantastic! They were timely, friendly, and professional. Even after getting rained on a few times throughout the day, their attitude toward us as customers never changed. The job took longer than expected (by no fault of theirs) and it was on a Friday before a holiday weekend. But, they kindly stayed after the project was finished to explain how to work the system and answer any questions we had. They were very patient. They also left a spotless work site when done. I was very happy with their service that continues the level of quality I’ve come to expect from Burns and McBride!”
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“Rich arrived a day earlier than I had expected, but I was glad to (maybe) resolve the ongoing problem with my Mitsubishi Mini Split system. Rich and his coworker were pleasant and efficient, as are all the Burns & McBride technicians that have tried to solve my mini-split issues over the years. Every one rates 5 stars. Rich cleaned all 4 units using a newer system involving high pressure spraying of a cleaning solution into the units. The stuff that came out!!
I feel so much better that we are no longer breathing the mold and bacteria that had built up in the units – and hopefully the "dirty wet towel" smell will be gone as well. I'm looking forward to a hot, humid day to see if this deep cleaning has done the trick and if my house will finally be comfortable.”