James’ Plumbing & Heating provides complete air conditioning and heating services for homes and businesses in the Santa Fe area, but we also offer ductless mini split heating and cooling systems. We believe these are among the best comfort options on the market, and their flexibility allows them to work in many types of environments.
If you’re interested in learning more about this incredible technology that is energy efficient and environmentally friendly, call us in Santa Fe, NM to learn more about the details. We employ some of the best technicians in the business—we have to, because we do extensive government contract work and must carry numerous certifications and licenses to meet program requirements. We’ll put this experience and training to work for you, whether you need a new ductless mini split installation, repair, replacement, or just basic maintenance. Simply give us a call to schedule service on ductless heat pumps in the Santa Fe area.
How Ductless Air Conditioning and Heating Works
A ductless mini split heat pump is ingeniously simple in how it eliminates ducts from the heating and cooling process. A standard traditional heat pump is a split system, meaning the system consists of a single outdoor unit and single indoor unit. An air handler blower unit sends the conditioned air from the indoor unit, through system of ducts, and into the space in the room or building that needs the heating or cooling.
Other the other hand, a ductless mini split system may use multiple smaller air handler units that can be mounted unobtrusively high on walls in different rooms throughout the house or business. The indoor units are still connected to the outdoor component (usually referred to as a compressor), allowing them to heat and cool air in each living and working spaces as needed. In this way the system can divide a home or office into several zones adding greater comfort, flexibility, and efficiency for the occupants. No need for ducts—heating and cooling comes straight from the mini air handlers in each zone. Mitsubishi systems can be designed with several other air handler components such as ceiling cassettes and floor units that allow even greater flexibility for home owners.
What Are the Benefits of Going with Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning?
Here are some of the reasons we recommend ductless heating and cooling systems:
- Dual Function Heating and Cooling: Like any heat pump, a ductless mini split works as both a powerful cooling system and an energy efficient heating system.
- Reduced Energy Use: The motors in ductless systems are “smarter” than in conventional heat pumps and they much use less power. Unlike normal heating or cooling systems that are either 100% on or 100% off, ductless system motors are inverter driven – meaning they can speed up or slow down based on the need. When only a little energy is needed to maintain the temperature, then that is all the system uses. In addition, the lack of ducts prevents the heat loss/heat gain through the duct work thereby improving energy efficiency over a ducted system.
- Flexibility: Ductless mini splits give older homes the opportunity to enjoy centralized comfort without having to find a way to construct ducts where there isn’t room. This also makes them great for new building projects. There are a variety of components available that make designing a system easy. And if you have an old oil or gas furnace, there are solutions for that too.
- Better Indoor Air Quality: Ducts collect dander, dust, lint, and more. Without ducts, there won’t be as many pollutants and allergens circulating throughout a home or office.
- Zone Control: The different air handlers in the home can be controlled separately from one another. Homes and businesses can enjoy temperatures suited to different rooms and the different comfort needs of the people in them.
Interested in a Ductless Mini-split system? Call us!
Fixed the problem
MJP - Santa Fe, NM
Needed water heater recirculating pump on brand new tankless . These guys said the pump was already there, just needed a part. Previous plumber wanted to sell me the entire new system. These guys were honest and got the job done. Educated me on the app on how to run my new pump. Completely satisfied with their work
Richardscheinin - Santa Fe, NM
James Plumbing does a great job - always friendly and efficient. Nice guys. Real pros. I trust them.
Lise - Santa Fe, NM
Dominic diagnosed my plumbing problem right away and fixed it within the promised time frame. He was very pleasant, knowledgeable, arrived on time, and cleaned up after. I paid with a charge card and had the invoice emailed to me. Great Service!
Great service, professional workmanship, polite workers.
Davidhoff - Santa Fe, NM
Professional, Friendly Service.
Rebecca - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was so professional and friendly. He explained and showed me everything that needed to be done. Their prices were reasonable and fair. I will use their services again and will recommend them to friends and family.
Friendly and Thorough
Gabrielle - Santa Fe, NM
I was very pleased with Dominic’s willingness to listen to my concerns and investigate the situation. He did a quick and complete repair with grace. Thank you Dominic and James’ Plumbing.
Saved us $19,000
Pam - Santa Fe, NM
So grateful Issac was able to come over on short notice to give us his assessment of a bad leak in our utility room. Another plumbing company told us we needed a new boiler (which we didn’t) and quoted $10-$22k depending on which boiler and waterheating system we went with. Issac fixed everything same day - we have hot water again and have several weak points in the system repaired for a tiny fraction of what the other company quoted. So glad I got a second opinion!
Pat - Santa Fe, NM
I have had a leaky faucet for over a year, decided call James Plumbing this morning. Dominic and Thomas arrived at noon to fix the faucet. These young men were very knowledgeable and replaced the faucet. They found my drain pipe leaked also (I suspected that) and they replaced it too. Thank you Dominic and Thomas for a job well done.
Kristy - Santa Fe, NM
Service was timely and efficient. Thomas was very knowledgeable.
Great service all around
Claire - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac and Thomas completed our job in a short amount of time and were very professional. At the completion of the job, Isaac troubleshooted an issue that could occur with our boiler. He even had the part on hand, and replaced the part, saving us another service call in the future. All in all, a great job by both Isaac and Thomas! We will definitely continue to use James Plumbing for our plumbing needs.
Darren - Santa Fe, NM
We made the switch to natural gas and decided to replace our water heater and boiler. James came out and gave me an informed opinion and a reasonable estimate. Isaac was the technician who did the work. He was also knowledgeable, friendly and reliable. They made quick work of the job and we're willing to answer any questions.
Thrilled, at last!
Diana - Santa Fe, NM
Today was my lucky day. After 10 years in Santa Fe, this was the first truly positive experience with a plumber/plumbing company! Isaac Martinez—to be more specific. I had an electrician install a light with an exhaust fan in my bathroom ceiling, but I needed a plumber to vent it through the roof. Before today, every plumber I had hired was a disappointment—from bad workmanship to poor attitude, overcharging and dishonesty, so I was dreading another nightmare. I held my breath and called the company with the best online reviews —James’ Plumbing. I left a message, expecting to never hear back, but the receptionist called me within 2 hours and scheduled me for the next day, between 12:00 and 2:00. I got a call from the plumber the next morning, saying that he’d had a cancellation and asking whether he could come sooner. He also asked about the job to be done so he could gage how long it would take. He showed up 45 minutes later, clean, polite, in Covid mask and work uniform and introduced himself as Isaac. He took a look at the bathroom, went to gather the necessary supplies and got straight to work. Isaac finished the job in about two hours. His work was neat with minimal plaster damage and the bathroom was left clean. He took me up on the roof to show me the vent—everything meticulously and professionally done. I was shocked and delighted. He handed me a detailed, printed invoice, which I paid with a check. He then emailed me a copy of the invoice. He also referred me to a plaster repairman—It’s my lucky day! I will definitely call James’ Plumbing again...and ask for Isaac Martinez!
Wonderful service calk
Jason - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was courteous, informative, methodical, and fixed our issue!
Great service. Knowledgeable. Professional
MH AHSF - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac did a great job diagnosing and resolving issues with out radiant heat. He was knowledgeable, professional and courteous.
Great service: never overlooks details. Always available to describe problems and solutions.
James - Santa Fe, NM
Very professional. highly recommended. returns calls promptly.
5 Star Service
Jon - Santa Fe, NM
If you want a lasting plumbing job done correctly the first time, then James’ Plumbing & Heating are the people to call! Not only was my problem fixed promptly, it was affordable and everything was explained to me in depth and all of my questions were thoroughly answered. Furthermore, the person who fixed my problem (Isaac) called later on in the day to ask if everything was working properly. That type of service is rare nowadays and highly appreciated. James’ Heating & Plumbing will be my go-to for all future plumbing/heating needs. Keep up the great work!
Ariel - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac came and fixed all of our issues, he was fast and did an excellent job! Reliable and friendly service, I will definitely recommend James plumbing and heating to friends and family!
I highly recommend James Plumbing.
Kathy - Santa Fe, NM
Mary - Santa Fe, NM
Thomas showed up on time and rapidly worked to solve our blockage problem
Very happy with Isaac who came out to fix our plumbing issues.
Terri - Santa Fe, NM
This experience left us very pleased with every aspect of having Isaac with James’ Plumbing come take care of our plumbing problem.
Installed 3 boilers and water heater
Installed cross over tee and new filter for tankless water heater
Unclogged shower drain
Replace sewer line in Santa Fe
Servicing swamp cooler in Santa Fe
Installed new kitchen facet, garbage disposal, and air gap
Flushed out water heater and misc work
Main sewer line backed,unclogged main line
Removed and replaced one kitchen facet
Replace one kitchen facet and miscellaneous work