If your home lacks the ductwork for a traditional HVAC system, you may benefit from a ductless mini-split. A ductless mini-split is a great choice for cooling your home’s addition, garage, or workshop. For homeowners interested in a zoned air conditioning system, a ductless mini-split offers the capability you need.
A ductless mini-split can heat and cool your home all year long. You also will enjoy energy savings. Unlike At IBBOTSON Heating & Air Conditioning Co., our team can recommend and install the right mini-split for your Arlington Heights home.
The Installation Process
Every ductless mini-split installation begins with a call to our installation pros at IBBOTSON Heating & Air Conditioning Co.. We start the process by evaluating your home. Your home’s age, size, and building materials can affect the size and location of your new ductless mini-split. We’ll listen to your concerns and answer any questions. After this evaluation, we’ll begin the installation process.
Deciding on a Location
Our technician selects a place to install the indoor unit. Depending on the model you choose, we may install the indoor unit on the wall or ceiling. The ideal location is on an inside wall, approximately seven feet above the floor. There should be at least six inches of open wall space around each side of the unit. The area also should be away from direct sunlight, heat, or gas.
Mounting the Indoor Air Handler
The indoor air handler blows cool air into your home. Inside your home, we’ll install anchors on your wall. These anchors hold the unit’s mounting plate. We attach the indoor unit to the mounting plate.
Placing the Outdoor Condenser
In addition to deciding on an indoor location, we need to select a location for the outdoor unit. The best location for the condenser is away from areas with a lot of activity. Dirt, plants, rodents, and weather can lead to problems with your outdoor unit. We’ll select a location that minimizes exposure to these elements.
Your outdoor unit should have at least 1 foot of open space around it. We’ll place the unit at least ten feet away from antennae or wires that can cause electrical interference.
Once the condenser is in the proper location, we’ll connect the wires and secure the cables.
Connecting the Units
After we place the indoor and outdoor units, we will connect the two units. Our technician drills a three-inch hole in the wall to join the indoor and outdoor units. This hole slopes down towards the exterior of the home. We’ll install a flange to hold the refrigerant lines. Piping lines pass through the hole and connect the air handler and condenser. The refrigerant passes through these lines to heat and cool the air.
Attaching the Drainpipe
We’ll attach a drainpipe to the base of the air handler. This drainpipe collects the water as it condenses and drains it outside your home.
Finishing the Job
Your mini-split includes a wall monitor or remote control that allows you to control the temperature. We’ll install the wall monitor and test the system. We’ll walk you through the process of using your new ductless mini-split. Before we leave, we’ll clean up our work area and ensure your home is spotless.
Handling All Your HVAC Needs
There’s a reason why customers all over Arlington Heights count on our team at IBBOTSON Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we can handle all your heating, cooling, and air quality needs. Our team sells the most advanced Lennox and Carrier products, so you can rest assured you’re getting a system that will last for decades.
We offer many heating, cooling, and indoor air quality solutions. In the winter, our neighbors count on us for their emergency furnace repairs. We also service and install new furnaces. When the temperatures rise in the summer, customers count on us to keep their homes cool. We can maintain and repair your air conditioner or ductless mini-split system.
If you’re worried about your home’s indoor air quality, let our NATE-certified experts recommend a solution. We offer air purifiers and other air-cleaning solutions that can reduce or eliminate the effects of poor air quality. Air filters and air purifiers can reduce symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and headaches.
Don’t wait for the extreme summer heat. If you’re in the Arlington Heights area, contact IBBOTSON Heating & Air Conditioning Co. about your ductless mini-split installation.