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!
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Doug - Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Andrea - Santa Fe, NM 87507
Isaac Martinez did a great job. He was courteous, explained the problem, and his process. He was helpful with information and did a great job. Thank you.
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As a small business owner myself I understand that sometimes things don’t go as planned w jobs. For me, how a company handles those moments is everything and I can’t say enough about Isaac and how he resolved our issue. He was professional, understanding, calm and proficient. He helped right the issue himself. I admire this type of leadership and highly recommend James Plumbing for commercial needs. Thank you!
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James Plumbing & Heating was a real lifesaver for us on a Friday afternoon. My husband and I were engaged in numerous house projects when we noticed our boiler was out Friday morning. My husband attempted to re-light the pilot, but it wasn't staying lit. We tried several HVAC companies, all who were booked for weeks. James placed us on a waiting list, and shortly thereafter, Carlos came and replaced our thermocouple, promptly and professionally. We had never used James Plumbing & Heating before, but we certainly will in the future. Thank you so much!
Great experience with James Plumbing and Thomas Martinez
Susann - Santa Fe, NM 87508
Thank you for such prompt service. Thomas is a real asset to your company. He listened to my concerns, he fixed the problem, didn’t leave a mess, knew what he was doing, was professional and courteous all throughout. I asked him where he learned the trade and he said James plumbing helped with cost of education and provided training, which made me very pleased you invested in your employees. Thank you, I would not hesitate to use James Plumbing again, and will send my friends your way. Suzanne
Extremely committed to customer service and getting the job done!
Victoria - Santa Fe, NM 87507
Having my hot water heater break during a cold snap, and then finding out it was leaking water everywhere was a nightmare. But James and Isaac worked super hard to fix the problem and ended up installing a much quieter and simpler option!
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Susaneverett - Santa Fe, NM 87505
Dominic explained everything thoroughly, answered all my questions, and considered some money-saving strategies to lower the cost. Good service and I enjoyed working with him.
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Jennifervellinga - Lamy, NM 87540
The guys did a great job. From the initial communication all the way to the end of the job, Isaac, Thomas and Dominic were great. Dominic in particular was there for us the whole time and was outstanding.
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Gisele - Santa Fe, NM 87505
Isaac and Thomas were great as always!!!
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Jenny - Santa Fe, NM 87501
Serviceman came on time and was very helpful and thorough. We will use James Plumbing again!
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Great Service always
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Darrel - Santa Fe, NM 87508
Isaac was professional and knowledgeable. He was prompt and fixed my water leak in the wall. In addition to fixing the leak he helped me understand several other plumbing issue we were having. He was very willing to go the extra mile to answer all my questions. I will use James' plumbing for all my plumbing needs in the future.
Peter - Santa Fe, NM 87507
Dominic was quick and detailed on what he did. He was friendly and personable. However the price of $677 for 45 minutes of work (arrived at 8:15 left before 9) is a bit high in my mind.
Bren - Santa Fe, NM 87505
Prompt, efficient, knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Bill - Santa Fe, NM 87501
Failed heat tape on water line to mobile home. Frozen pipes, cold and muddy working conditions.James Plumbing responded to my email request within hours and had a technician there next day. He had it repaired with in a couple of hours! Very reasonable price including new heat tape.
STAYED UNTIL FINISHED, EXCELLENT WORK, FAIR PRICE
Deena - Santa Fe, NM 87505
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