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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Bill - Santa Fe, NM
Called for a broken furnace. Squeezed us into their schedule and arrived quickly. Friendly service. Found the faulty part, replaced it and made recommendations to replace another part before it failed. Definitely recommend.
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John - Santa Fe, NM
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Friendly, knowledgeable, great service! I highly recommend them!
Bruce - Santa Fe, NM
First rank! Smart, helpful, above and beyond...
James is great! Knowledgeable,responsive, reasonable
David - Santa Fe, NM
Came quickly when water heater conked out. Installed tankless unit. Back today to convert two fireplaces to natural gas very happy with results and will have him back in a few weeks during master bath update.
Best in Santa Fe 5 star service
Lee - Santa Fe, NM
Great company they are honest, fast and very reliable.
Great service after hours!
SUSAN - Santa Fe, NM
James came out promptly Wednesday evening after I came home from a trip and discovered I had no hot water. Very much appreciated!
Michele - Santa Fe, NM
A good plumber.
nelhig - Santa Fe, NM
It seems hard to find a trustworthy, dependable and reasonably priced plumber in Santa Fe, but James Martinez and his company fit that bill. I had one plumbing crisis as winter began, to replace an aqua stat on my boiler, which James did within 24 hrs of me getting the part (and it didn't bother him that I purchased my own part). The second job was to repair some copper corrosion which he did cleanly and quickly. He had to come back the next day to bleed out more air from my boiler because I couldn't wait for it to sound normal again on its own. He was patient and incl his second visit as part of his first trip. He is very fair with his pricing. I've had other plumbers really take advantage of my plumbing situations. James doesn't. No plumber shows up right when they say they will, but James tries his best to do so. He likes to communicate via text. I appreciate his quick responses. I will hire James again because he cares and wants to make sure I'm "happy".
Charles - Santa Fe, NM
had a main line blockage and they responded quickly and took care of the problem
Great Service, ON TIME !!!! Knowledgeable and FAST !!!!!
Gregory - Santa Fe, NM
I really appreciated the fast, courteous, ON TIME service and the Expertise, I trust Jame's Plumbing and Heating completely. My issue was resolved faster and less expensive than I thought. I recommend James Plumbing and Heating for any of your needs. The only Plumber you need on speed dial !!! Thank you James Martinez
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Steve - Santa Fe, NM
James was great. He will be our new guy from here on....
Very professional. Always shows up on time. Very serious about their work.
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Rick - Santa Fe, NM
Fair, timely & professional!
Dan - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was on time, friendly and capable. Highly recommended.
Help with plumbing needs once again.
Clair - Santa Fe, NM
We have used James Plumbing for all of our plumbing needs for the past 11 years and have always have received prompt and excellent service at reasonable prices.
great, timely service
Ron - Santa Fe, NM
James arrived early, diagnosed the problem immediately and made the repair efficiently and effectively.
We will use James' Plumbing again! You can believe that for sure.
Cary - Los Alamos, NM
1. They asked for a description of the apparent problem; then to save time for everyone asked for a photo of the drip, and asked if we had the faucet model ID. And then they ordered the part! 2. They showed up and at the appointed time! And they were happy to be here! 3. The plumber (Isaac) was nice, thoughtful, and interested in the job. 4. The work was cleanly done and cleanly cleaned up after. 5. Isaac was efficient and very pleasant. 6. The job was done right with care to the fit AND he explained what happened! Wow! 7. The price was extremely reasonable. Who could ask for anything more?
Steve - Santa Fe, NM
This was a routine call to check out out heating system before the start of winter. James came on time, and did what we wanted him to do. He also found a leak in the piping for our hot water heater and fixed that as well.
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