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Why You Should Consider a Ductless Split System for Your Home

While many people are familiar with central air and heating, a ductless split system may be a new concept to many. Ductless systems work in a way similar to window units, where they directly cool an isolated area; yet, these systems have one unit that is installed within the home itself (generally close to the ceiling) while the other half of the system is installed outdoors, much like a central HVAC system. These units are a great solution for many homes, particularly those without ductwork. They also have many benefits over a traditional window unit.

If you’re used to more traditional HVAC systems, you may be missing out on the great benefits of owning a ductless system. Take a look at this rundown of all the perks that a ductless split system could offer to you and your family.

Money Savings

Ductless Split Systems can help you save money. This is because many of the more traditional systems use more energy to operate. A ductless system is smaller than a typical forced air system and is specifically targeted to individual rooms, so no energy is wasted cooling or heating unoccupied rooms.

Additionally, homeowners may qualify for certain tax credits or rebates for the year they install a ductless system—talk about a double dose of money savings!

Easy Installation

Ductless systems are actually pretty simple to install. Unlike traditional systems that rely on ductwork and can take time for proper installation, a ductless system in much faster. to install. Depending on the requirements of your home, you very well could have your ductless system installed and running within one day! These systems are also not at all invasive, meaning no major disruptions to your home during install—they only require a insignificant hole to access the small pipes they run on.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air can be quite polluted due to the buildup of airborne pollutants in an enclosed space.  In traditional HVAC systems, air ducts tend to collect dust and other debris that can significantly impact the quality of your home’s indoor air. Ductless systems, on the other hand, offer exceptional filtration at multiple levels, which help combat dust, pollen, allergens and other airborne pollutants in the home.

Energy Efficiency

Both the size and the zoning flexibility of a ductless system encourage energy efficiency. All ductless cooling and heating systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, meaning that they are more energy efficient than the minimum standards outlined by the federal government. Many traditional HVAC systems are set at these minimum standards, or just above, and waste a lot of energy on operation. This  adds up on energy bills. Ductless systems however, are rated much higher than the minimum, not only offering improved efficiency, but also a better and more environmentally friendly solution to heating and cooling your home.

Ductless Solutions for San Jacinto Area Residents

For San Jacinto and surrounding residents, we offer ductless systems at J&M Air Conditioning and Heating. This type of system, which is often referred to as a mini split system, could be a perfect solution for your home if you lack the necessary ductwork for a traditional unit. Like central air conditioning units, ductless systems have a split design with the evaporator unit installed indoors and the condenser unit outdoors. If you’re considering a ductless split system, give us a call today so that we can answer any questions you may have: (951) 663-4895.

Get Your Home Ready for Summer with These Affordable DIY Home Improvement Tricks

Summertime is on its way, and that means more time spent outdoors and more time lounging around at home in the summer heat. Why not make both the interior and exterior of your home more enjoyable this upcoming summer season? Check out these home improvement projects that will get your home ready for the upcoming warm weather. We’ve compiled a list of several easy and affordable DIY home improvement ideas that will get your home summer ready, so you can relax and enjoy the sun.

Before the summer heat hits, take advantage of the (slightly) cooler temps and conquer a few of these easy home improvement projects. Put in the work today, and enjoy your refreshed home all season long.

Home Improvement Hacks for Summer

 

Get Your Home Summer Ready

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Stop Making these HVAC Mistakes in the New Year

The new year is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to start anew. As 2017 approaches, many people are reflecting on the past year and creating their New Year’s Resolutions for 2017. As you start thinking about what you would like the new year to look like, consider your home comfort. Below, we will outline some common HVAC mistakes and how you can stop making these mistakes in the new year.

Most Common HVAC Mistakes

Many homeowners may not realize it, but they are making HVAC mistakes that can end up costing them. Here are a few ways to stop making these HVAC mistakes in the new year:

Mistake #1: Skipping your annual HVAC maintenance appointment.

How to Avoid: It can be easy to forget about your annual HVAC maintenance appointment, especially when your system is running just fine. However, preventative maintenance is important, and it’s one of the best ways to maintain efficiency and prolong the life of your HVAC equipment. The best way to avoid this HVAC mistake is by scheduling your annual maintenance visits ahead of time. Make yourself a reminder on your calendar when your HVAC system is due for maintenance, and be sure to call and schedule an appointment sooner rather than later.

Mistake #2: Ignoring loud noises coming from your HVAC system.

How to Avoid: An HVAC system that is working properly should not be making any loud noises. However, this might be easy to ignore if the system appears to be running fine otherwise. Loud noises coming from your heating and cooling equipment may be a sign that there is a bigger problem with your system. Ignoring this could not only be costly but also dangerous for everyone in your household. If you notice loud noises coming from your unit, call your HVAC technician at the first sign of trouble. He or she will inspect your unit and make repairs before the problem gets any bigger.

Mistake #3: Failing to change your air filter regularly.

How to Avoid: Most homeowners know that they need to change their air filter. But knowing you need to do something and actually doing it are two very different things. In order to keep yourself on track with air filter changes. Check your air filter at the same time every month, and clean or replace the filter if it is clogged or dirty. If you are forgetful, you may want to make a reminder on your calendar each month, so that you don’t forget to check and change your air filter. This will improve both your efficiency and indoor air quality so that you and your family can breathe healthy air.

If you have any questions about your HVAC system or think you may need a repair, give us a call today: (951) 663-4895. Our team would be happy to help you get your heating and cooling system back up and running in no time.