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Which Homes Benefit the Most from Ductless Systems?

December 5th, 2016

Ductless heating and air conditioning systems adopt a decentralized approach to heating and cooling your home: installing multiple units throughout your home, each charged with heating or cooling a single room or section. That provides a number of benefits, including the ability to set different temperature in different rooms to match individual comfort levels, and the ability to shut off the heat in parts of the home you aren’t using (thus saving you a great deal on monthly bills.) It’s a reliable system, but it works for some homes better than others, and if you’re thinking about having a ductless system installed, you might wonder whether yours is best suited to it. Only you can make that final decision, but we’ve included a few guidelines below to help you.

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Common Signs of Trouble in Your Ductless System

November 28th, 2016

Ductless heating and air conditioning systems are a natural fit for homes down by the shore here in Huntington Beach, CA, and our trained staff provides a full array of installation, repair and maintenance services for ductless systems. But like any other household appliance, your system will invariably run into problems, and the sooner you notice the signs of them, the better. Ductless systems benefit from a decentralized model, which means a problem affecting one unit likely won’t impact the rest of the house. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to deal with issues when they do arise, or periodically check all of the units in your ductless mini-split system for signs of trouble. What kinds of signs should you look for? Here’s a quick run-down of some of the most common. If you spot them, turn off the affected unit and call a repair service:

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How to Make the Most of Your Ductless Heat Pump System

November 21st, 2016

We advocate ductless heating systems here in Long Beach, CA, because of their versatility and the way they can save money on heating and cooling bills. Many ductless systems utilize heat pump technology, which uses the principles of air conditioning (circulating refrigerant) to heat your home as well as cool it. It works especially well in mild climates like ours, and if you’re interested in a ductless system in your home, you would do well to look into the advantages of heat pumps. But once the system is in place, how do you make the most of it? Here are a few tips on improving your system’s heating efficiency.

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Causes of Corrosion in Ductless Systems

November 14th, 2016

Ductless heating and cooling systems offer a lot of benefits to coastal towns like Newport Beach, CA, but there are also some concerns about wear and tear on the system. Corrosion is a real problem: causing metal parts to rust and often creating serious breakdowns in the system. The good news is that ductless heating and cooling systems are decentralized, so if one runs into trouble, the others can compensate and still provide heating for most of your house. But the more you are aware of the issue, the better you can take steps to prevent it from occurring, and extend the life of your ductless system as a result. 

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Replacing Your Ductless Heating System

November 7th, 2016

Ductless heating systems can be a huge boon to larger homes in Huntington Beach, CA, but also any home which benefits from a more finely-tuned system. They heat each section of your home individually, using a series of smaller units instead of one big one. It allows for finely-tuned heating specific to your needs, as well as saving a great deal of money by letting you heat only those parts of the house that you’re using at any given time. That helps the system last a good long time as well, but what happens when individual components start to break down? 

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Using Ductless Systems in a Large Space

October 31st, 2016

Long Beach, CA benefits from mild weather throughout the summer and winter, and a ductless heating and air conditioning system makes an ideal way to keep your home comfortable. It eschews the traditional centralized model for heating and air conditioning in favor of multiple smaller units spaced throughout your home, each charged with heating and cooling one specific section or room. In some cases, this can mean two or more units conditioning a single large space, such as a living room or similar centralized air. That comes with some surprising benefits, though you should know how to use such units effectively when you have your system installed. Here are a few tips to help you out.

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Steps to Take When a Ductless Heating Unit Breaks Down

October 24th, 2016

One of the big benefits of ductless heating and air conditioning systems is that when one unit suffers a breakdown, it doesn’t shut off the heat to the whole house. Even if it occurs in a central part of your house like the living room or the kitchen, you can easily move to a separate part of your Newport Beach, CA home — one with a functioning ductless unit — to wait for repairs to take place. But there are additional steps you should take to keep the heat in your home that the levels you want and to avoid wasting undue amounts of energy. The good news is that ductless systems are designed to make these steps very easy, and can preserve the comfort levels in your home even while you wait for the repair service.

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Making the Most of Your Ductless Heating System

October 17th, 2016

After a typically late Indian summer here in Huntington Beach, CA, we’re finally seeing signs of cooler weather on the way. Because we live here on the coast instead of further inland. If you own a ductless heating system, you’ve already experienced the benefits it can bring: allowing you to run the heat only in those parts of the house you need it to and keeping it turned off in unused portions of the home. That will help keep heating bills down all winter and ensure that you make the most of your system.

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Ductless Systems Save You Money

October 10th, 2016

The benefits of living in Long Beach, CA are huge. Not only do we have easy access to our beautiful beaches, but the proximity to the shoreline means that our summers aren’t quite as hot as they might be further inland. The price for that is that our winters tend to be a lot cooler than elsewhere in southern California, and a good heating system is almost as important as a good air conditioner in our neck of the woods.

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Trust a Heat Pump for Winter and Summer Alike

October 3rd, 2016

Newport Beach, CA has the benefit of being on the coast, where temperatures are milder than they are elsewhere in Southern California. That doesn’t change the fact that we still get our share of hot days, as last week’s heat wave proved. It also means that our winters are cooler than elsewhere in the Southland, since our proximity to the ocean can create some chilly nights. We often recommend heat pumps for our clients in the area, which do the job of a heater and an air conditioner all in one stroke.  Now is the perfect time of year to install one, before winter sets in. Here’s a quick look at how they work.

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