Built in the 1920s, long before central air conditioning was invented, this classic colonial style home was a perfect candidate for a Carrier ductless mini-split installation in Wilmington, DE.
The homeowners were frustrated trying to keep their home cool in our increasingly hot and humid summers. They wanted a better and more efficient solution than window air conditioners.
Problem: Classic Wilmington home built in 1925 had no air conditioning, and it left the homeowners hot under the collar.
Solution: We gave this home the comfort they need with a 2-zone Carrier ductless air conditioning system, with the option to expand to other rooms in the future as budget allows.
If you rely on window air conditioners to keep cool, you know what a pain they are to deal with.
It takes most of a weekend to get them installed in the Spring and another weekend to store them in the Fall.
They’re heavy, and if not installed right, the condensation leaks into unwanted places.
Window air conditioners are loud, they block the window, and they’re inefficient, which means they use a lot of energy and jack up your electric bill when in use.
But if you live in a home with central heat and air, what can you do?
What’s the Best Choice? Carrier Ductless!
There are a bunch of choices available when it comes to ductless mini-split heat pumps, but the best is a Carrier Ductless air conditioning system.
Carrier ductless air conditioning systems, sometimes called “mini-splits” provide air conditioning in homes that don’t have ductwork.
The systems are made up of two main parts:
- An outdoor condenser unit that is a high-efficiency heat pump
- An indoor, wall-mounted unit, sometimes called a high-wall unit, head or a cassette
The outdoor unit can support up to nine individual zones of air conditioning, making this an easily expandable system.
Each indoor unit has state of the art sensors that monitor both the temperature and humidity in the room. They then distribute cool air evenly throughout the space, eliminating those hot and cold spots you can get with traditional window air conditioners.
Each indoor unit is controlled independently, creating a separate zone of comfort wherever they’re located
Best of all, you can put the units into Power-Saving mode, or even turn them off when not in use, saving you tons of money by air conditioning space that’s not occupied.
Carrier Ductless Adds Quiet Efficiency
Carrier ductless systems operate 30-40% more energy-efficiently than window air conditioners, and they are whisper quiet, around 25 dB.
Even with a ductless mini-split in the room, you can watch TV or talk on the phone without worrying about the roar of the air conditioner in the background.
This makes these systems perfect for your living room, dining room or even your bedroom.
It would have been expensive to install additional ductwork in this home for a traditional cooling system, and there wasn’t a good way to hide ductwork in existing closets or hallways without ruining the aesthetics- and storage space- of the home. That made choosing a Carrier ductless system even easier.
After meeting with the homeowners, we recommended two zones of air conditioning for the downstairs living and dining rooms, where the family spent most of their time.
This will give the family the comfort they needed- and additional safety, by not having downstairs windows open with window air conditioners for several months.
We also made sure we sized the main heat pump so that it could be easily expanded in the future, in case the homeowners decided to add additional comfort to the bedrooms on the second floor.
If they do decide to do this in the future, all they’ll have to do is add additional wall units and lines to the existing outdoor unit- making these additions much more cost-effective.
Carrier ductless installed by the experts here at Joseph Frederick and Sons gave this family the comfort they need during the hot and humid summers we have here in the Delaware Valley. They also have the option to expand in the future as budget allows.
Best of all, they finally have the comfort and safety they deserve, while saving up to 30% on their energy bills.
And as a bonus – they have that added bit of coolness they want on-demand – whether we get an unusually warm day in early spring or a heatwave in late September- they’ll never need to guess the “right” time to install those window air conditioners ever again.
Carrier Ductless Installation in Wilmington, DE
If you live in a home without central air, or if you have a room that just always seems to be too hot or too cold, give us a call here at Joseph Frederick and Sons.
Whether you are in Middletown, Glasgow, Bear, Hockessin, Wilmington, Pike Creek or anywhere in New Castle County, the experts here at Joseph Frederick and Sons can design a solution to make your home comfortable year-round, while saving you money on energy bills with a more energy-efficient system.
Just give us a call today, and experience perfect comfort year-round!