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Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Ductless Mini-Split Systems in Northbrook, Illinois

Convenient and Energy-Efficient Cooling for Northbrook and Highland Park Customers

Ductless air conditioning systems are an excellent way to help you get the cooling power you need without the hassle of installing a new duct system. These units are compact and powerful, and they can be installed almost anywhere. At American Weathermakers, we offer a range of options from leading manufacturers, and we always strive to deliver exceptional value and service.

To learn more about our ductless mini-split cooling systems, call our Northbrook office at (847) 503-9497 or reach out to American Weathermakers online today!

What Is a Ductless AC System?

Ductless air conditioners are also known as mini-split systems. They are designed to help you cool spaces that don't have an existing duct system. These units are much more compact than traditional air conditioners, and they can be installed almost anywhere. A ductless system includes an outdoor compressor and one or more indoor units. The indoor units are known as either wall-mount or ceiling-mount units. They are easy to install and can help you cool spaces that are up to 3,000 square feet.

Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Mini Split

Here are some signs that indicate it might be time to replace your mini-split system:

  • Frequent Repairs: If you find yourself calling for repairs often, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to invest in a new system rather than continually paying for repairs.
  • Decreased Efficiency: If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills despite no change in usage habits, it could be a sign that your mini-split system is losing efficiency.
  • Uneven Cooling/Heating: If certain areas of your home are consistently hotter or colder than others, even after cleaning filters and ensuring proper airflow, it could indicate that your mini-split system is struggling to distribute air evenly.
  • Strange Noises or Odors: Unusual noises like grinding, rattling, or banging, as well as strange odors like mustiness or burning, could indicate serious issues with your mini-split system that may warrant replacement.
  • R-22 Refrigerant: If your mini-split system uses R-22 refrigerant, which is being phased out due to environmental concerns, you may want to consider replacing it with a newer model that uses more eco-friendly refrigerants.
  • Outdated Technology: If your mini-split system lacks modern features like programmable thermostats, smart controls, or energy-saving modes, upgrading to a newer model could improve comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality: If you notice an increase in dust, allergens, or humidity levels indoors, it could indicate that your mini-split system is not effectively filtering or dehumidifying the air, which may require replacement.
  • Visible Damage or Corrosion: If you notice visible damage, corrosion, or leaks in your mini-split system, it could be a sign of serious underlying issues that may necessitate replacement.
  • Safety Concerns: If you have concerns about the safety of your mini-split system, such as electrical issues or fire hazards, it's essential to prioritize your family's safety and consider replacing the system.

If you notice any of these signs, it's wise to reach out to a professional HVAC technician. They can inspect your mini-split system and advise if replacement is the best solution.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems Can Be a Great Option if You’re Looking For:

  • A reliable way to help you stay cool in the summer
  • A way to help you stay comfortable when the temperature rises
  • An air conditioning solution that is easy to install
  • A cooling system that can help you save money

Why Choose American Weathermakers?

When you choose American Weathermakers, you can be confident that you are working with a team that truly cares about helping customers. We have 75 years of experience helping customers in Northbrook and throughout the surrounding areas. We are licensed and bonded, and we are ready to help you find the right solution for your cooling needs.

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American Weathermakers provides 24-hour and emergency installation, repair, and maintenance services. Whether you need repairs, maintenance, or a new fixture installed, we have the right solution for you! Our services are guaranteed, and you will be pleased with the results.

How Do Ductless AC Systems Work?

Ductless systems are very easy to operate. You simply need to turn the unit on, and it will begin to cool the air in the space. The indoor unit will either blow cool air directly into the space or it will help you set a desired temperature. The air will feel cool to the touch and will help you stay comfortable even in the hottest temperatures.

The indoor unit includes a coil that is designed to help cool the refrigerant even further. The refrigerant is then sent through a line that is known as a discharge line. The discharge line will help send the refrigerant back to the outdoor unit. The refrigerant will then go through the process again to help keep the indoor unit cool.

Types of Ductless Systems 

There are a few different types of ductless systems. The most common types are known as either a mini-split or a ductless mini-compressor system. These units are designed to help you cool spaces that are up to 3,000 square feet in size. The outdoor unit includes a compressor that is designed to help create cool refrigerant. This refrigerant is then sent through a line that is known as a condensing line. The line includes a compressor that is known as a condenser. The condenser is designed to help cool the refrigerant even further. The refrigerant is then sent through a line that is known as a line set. The line set is buried underground or it is placed in a wall. The line set will help deliver the refrigerant to the indoor unit.

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