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Mini-Split System Installation & Repair

Mini-Split Repair & Installation

Ever wish you could set each room in your house to a different temperature? Well, now you can. With a mini-split heat pump installation, you can simultaneously distribute warm and cool air. These mini-split systems are easy to install and operate, which makes them a trusted solution for homeowners and business owners alike. With the flip of a switch, you can help everyone in your house feel at home.

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When it’s time to repair your current mini-split system or install a new one, call the licensed technicians at Fenwick Home Services. Our team offers the reliable mini-split repair and installation services you need at the price you want. With over 50 years of industry experience in the Jacksonville area, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. We offer installation and repair services in areas of Florida such as Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, and Orange Park. Contact Fenwick Home Services at (904) 217-5694 for immediate mini-split system installation or repair services.

What Is an A/C Mini-Split?

What It Is

A mini-split is a ductless air conditioner that heats and cools small spaces via zone control. By providing both warm and cool air, mini-splits allow you to avoid investing in separate A/C and furnace units. You also don’t have to install air ducts throughout your home, as mini-splits can easily be installed in the locations you need them in.

How It Works

Much like traditional A/C systems, mini-splits cool your home by moving indoor heat outside. Unlike traditional A/C systems, mini-splits can blow cool air from up to six separate air handlers.

How a Mini-Split System Operates

There are two main categories of mini-split heat pump systems and various subtypes. Let’s review these two types first.

Single Zone Mini-Split

Single-zone mini-split systems are installed close to the ceiling. An advantage of performing a single-zone mini-split installation is that you will be able to control the temperature of a single area with one indoor and outdoor unit.

Multi-Zone Mini-Split

Consisting of up to five units for an individual condenser, each system in the standard multi-zone mini-split functions independently.

Now, let’s discuss each mini-split subtype:

Wall-Mount Units

Location: Installed on walls, higher than eye-level

Due to their versatility and affordability, wall-mount mini-splits are an increasingly popular solution.

Floor-Mount Units

Location: Installed on walls, near the baseboards
Perfect for homeowners who lack eye-level wall space due to windows and doors.

Ceiling Cassette Units

Location: Installed on room ceilings
Keep your heating and cooling system out of sight with a unit that provides evenly dispersed airflow.

Concealed Duct Units

Location: Installed on room ceilings, connected to ducts
Temperature controls one big room or several individual spaces with a system that connects to air vents.

For installation, be sure to contact a licensed professional to ensure your system is installed correctly.

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Benefits of Mini-Split Systems

On the fence about mini-split heat pump installation? Now that you know what a mini-split is and how it works, you might still be wondering why it’s worth installing one in your home. Some well-known benefits include affordability, flexible placement, and compact design. You won’t regret installing these innovative systems throughout your space. Take a look at the top benefits mini-split systems offer for residential heating and cooling.

Optimal Efficiency

Government-supported research suggests that homes with forced-air heating and cooling systems lose 20 to 30 percent of the total air produced because of ductwork. Since each mini-split system produces warm and cool air at its source, less air is lost in the circulation process. This makes mini-splits more energy-efficient than traditional A/C systems or central air conditioners. A benefit of hiring a licensed technician to perform a mini-split system installation includes saving money on your utility bills while being able to customize the temperature in individual rooms in your living space. Ductless units with inverter compressors combine to minimize energy loss and reduce overall energy consumption.

Improved Air Quality

A central HVAC system contains one air filter in a single indoor location. This filter can quickly become clogged with dust and debris and require a replacement, and professional duct cleaning services can interrupt your day. Mini-split systems contain individual air filters at each unit for easy replacement. We recommend replacing the air filters every one to three months.

Maximum Cost Savings

When your home is equipped with a mini-split system, you don’t have to worry about paying a high price tag for home heating and cooling. A mini-split can get the same job done as a traditional furnace or A/C system with four times the efficiency. Although mini-splits cost more upfront, the long-term energy savings they offer are well worth the initial investment.

Dehumidifying Capabilities

Mini-splits have a special mode called “reheat dehumidification.” When you set your mini-split to this mode, there’s no need to turn the air on to remove humidity. These versatile HVAC systems maintain your desired temperature while removing humidity from the air.

Excellent for Unique Requirements

Preserve historic homes with ease! A single compressor manages temperatures for several rooms without compromising the home’s character.

Various Air Handlers

Mix and match units that blend with your home and meet the needs of your family.

Customize the Temperatures in Each Room

With mini-split systems installed throughout your home, there’s no such thing as too hot or too cold. Simply adjust that room’s thermostat to a comfortable climate.

How Mini-Splits Compare to Central A/C

Mini-Splits vs. Central A/C

Mini-Split Advantages:

Better control over the temperature of individual zones

Less energy loss

Can heat your home up to four times more efficiently than a furnace or baseboard heater  

✓ Can dehumidify your home without cooling it

✓ Delivers cleaner indoor air

Central A/C Advantages:

✓ Lower upfront cost  

✓ Less electrical work required

✓ Less obtrusive aesthetic 

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Components of a Mini-Split System

Typically, each system is composed of two parts: an indoor evaporator unit and an outdoor condensing unit.

Outside Compressor System

Located outside your home, this rectangular-shaped unit expels heat from refrigerants.

Compressor

This component creates liquid from highly pressurized gas and delivers coolant to each indoor system.

Condenser Coils

A series of loops that absorb heat from the outside air and produce cool refrigerant.

Outdoor Fan

An element ensuring the condenser coils don’t overheat.

Expansion Valve

This device is where pressurized liquid freon is cooled again before flowing to the evaporator units.

Indoor Evaporator Unit

An indoor evaporator unit connects with the outdoor condenser unit to release air. This system can work with different indoor units or can monitor the climate of an individual space.
Evaporator Coils
When refrigerant flows through the loops of an evaporator and absorbs the warm room air, the coolant becomes gas and flows outdoors.
Blower
Extremely quiet, this element gathers warm air and distributes cool air into the area.
Air Filter
In order to effectively eliminate airborne particles, allergens, and dust, cool air is filtered before entering your living area.

Jacksonville’s Trusted Name in Mini-Split Repairs & Installations

When it comes to choosing the right HVAC contractor, you need people you can trust. As a family-owned and operated company since 1969, Fenwick is committed to keeping your home comfortable and your family safe. Don’t wait to get the mini-split repair and installation services you need. Schedule now to get started.

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If you need assistance installing or fixing a mini-split system, give our team a call by phone at (904) 217-5694 to book an appointment.

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