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!
Kristin - Santa Fe, NM
Right on time,got the job done quickly, very happy...
Rachel - Santa Fe, NM
I’ve used this company 3 times. Friendly, competent service every time.
fast. knowledgeable. friendly
Aniwatkins - Santa Fe, NM
Dominic was incredible. Fixed my issue as well as answering my many questions as a new home owner. Will use this company exclusively for my plumbing and heating and cooling!
Extremely happy and COOL!
Sharon - Santa Fe, NM
James very quickly provided a fair and accurate quote for 2 new evaporative coolers installed. He and his team completed the job in good time and did not hesitate to stay late to make this happen. We had some water come into the house during a bad storm and James was fast on the scene. Clearly the water was not from the cooler installation and he provided photos of the true culprit! I highly recommend James Plumbing and Heating for his professional service and outstanding customer care!
Isaac was great! Explained everything to me in great detail and fixed the problem. Had the company who installed the unit in twice and they couldn’t
Janine - Santa Fe, NM
I will be calling James plumbing and heating for all my needs and will recommend to family and friends.
Tracy - Santa Fe, NM
Very professional and personable service. Quick, thorough, tidy, friendly. Highly recommend!
Timely but incomplete
Daren - Santa Fe, NM
Thomas was a very pleasant young man but his work has left us with very little hot water pressure in the kitchen. I guess I should have pushed for a like kind replacement valve instead of the option he had available.
Danadavid - Santa Fe, NM
Efficient service helpful advice
Johnnicholson - Santa Fe, NM
Great service as always!
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Peter - Santa Fe, NM
Woo !!!Hoo!!! Great service!
PIawilliams - Santa Fe, NM
Quality service. Dominic is above average.
Belindajentzen - Santa Fe, NM
Dominic was communicative- he let me know he would be a few minutes late then called when on his way-
Very professional service!
Ward - Santa Fe, NM
Thomas and Isaac did an excellent install of two water heaters. Very happy with the results!
Major work, very satisfied
JS - Santa Fe, NM
James’ Plumbing (Isaac) helped us a lot with a sewer line replacement. Super professional: great work, great communication. They worked very late to finish the job. We would have been without water for the night, so we really appreciate the extra effort. Based on our experience, we recommend them highly.
Excellent Service, Best in Class
S. S. Hickey - Santa Fe, NM
Why would I say this is EXCELLENT SERVICE and BEST IN CLASS? Here’s why. After some comparison shopping, James Plumbing was the only company to describe PNM rebates and various coolant models for our consideration. Their prices were the best competitive prices. This is a wonderful family-run business, beginning with Priscella’s phenomenal responsive phone calls and the teams’ (Dominic, Isaac, and James) outstanding inspection and installation! The pride in their work truly shines!
Excellent AC service, very knowledgeable and customer oriented!
Suzanneherrera - Santa Fe, NM
And the family of 5 judges say 10!!!
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!
Repairing toilet flange in Santa Fe
Drain Cleaning in Santa Fe
Rebuilt toilet with fill valve flapper and gasket for bowl no leaks
Homeowner stated that kitchen faucet was leaking. Remove and replace both hot and cold cartridges. No leaks
Drain Cleaning in Santa Fe
Kitchen sink backing up. Ran snake down 8 cables and pulled up lots of grease. Filled up kitchen sink 4-5 times and is know draining properly.
Removing bathroom fixtures in Santa Fe
Lavatory faucet was leaking from fixture itself. Remove and replace one lavatory faucet and pop up assembly
Kitchen sink draining slowly. Ran drill snake down 50ft and kitchen sink is know draining properly.
Remove and replace one flapper and fill valve on toilet no leaks homeowner satisfied with work completed