Ductless mini-splits offer efficient, reliable cooling in a compact package. If you’re considering ductless AC for your home or need service for your existing mini-split, Len The Plumber Heating & Air is the team you need. We offer complete installation, repair, and maintenance for ductless mini-splits, as well as 24/7 emergency service.
For over 25 years, our company has served homeowners in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery, Charles, and Prince George’s counties. With expert service and great customer care backed by customer reviews, you can be sure your comfort is in good hands.
How Does a Ductless Mini-Split Work?
Ductless mini-splits make it easy to cool your home without ductwork. The system functions like a central air conditioner. It includes an outdoor condenser unit that houses the condenser coils, a compressor, and a fan and one or more indoor air handlers.
Each air handler has refrigerant lines and electrical cables that pass through a small 3- or 4-inch opening to the outdoor condenser unit. Each air handler includes an evaporator coil, an air filter, a fan, and a thermostat for individualized comfort in each zone.
To provide cooling, a ductless AC system blows air from your home over the evaporator coil, then the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air so air handlers can distribute cool air. Next, the refrigerant is compressed and sent to the outdoor condenser coil, where it sheds its heat to the outside air before starting the cycle again.
Ductless Mini-Split Installation & Replacement
Ductless AC units are energy-efficient, ideal for smaller homes, and quieter than a central AC system. Plus, many ductless systems are reversible, allowing them to provide efficient, cost-effective heating in the winter, as well.
When you need an experienced, certified professional to install a ductless mini-split in your D.C.-area home, turn to our team at Len The Plumber Heating & Air. We can recommend and install the best model for your needs.
Ductless mini-splits offer precise control over the temperature in each zone, so you can cool one room, a few rooms, or an entire home. With their versatility and simple installation, they are ideal for cooling:
- Homes without ductwork
- Home additions
- Detached garages
- In-law suites
- Workshops or offices
24/7 Ductless Mini-Split Repair for D.C. Homes
If you ever have a problem with your ductless AC, you can count on our team at Len The Plumber Heating & Air for same day service seven days a week in the D.C. area.
Look out for signs that you need ductless mini-split repairs, such as:
- Inconsistent or inoperable cooling
- Reduced airflow
- Warm air from air handlers
- Leaks or moisture near the air handler
- Frozen air handlers or outdoor units
- Abnormal smells or sounds from the unit
- Malfunctioning thermostats or remotes
Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance
If you want to keep your ductless mini-split running as efficiently as possible, schedule routine ductless mini-split maintenance with Len The Plumber Heating & Air.
We recommend one maintenance visit a year for ductless AC units and two visits a year for mini-splits that are used for both heating and cooling.
To make your ductless AC maintenance more convenient and cost-effective, consider signing up for our Whole Home Service Plan. It covers all your heating, cooling, and plumbing maintenance needs and includes great benefits like priority service and a 15% discount on repairs.
Request Ductless HVAC Services in Washington, D.C.
When you need an experienced HVAC team in the D.C. area that values your comfort, choose Len The Plumber Heating & Air.
We can help with all your ductless AC service needs. We feature:
- 24/7 emergency service
- Same day service seven days a week
- Upfront pricing
- Financing options on approved credit
- No extra charge for evening and weekend service
With over 120 skilled technicians and fully stocked service trucks, we can arrive quickly and solve many problems on the first visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do ductless mini-splits last?
Ductless mini-splits will usually last 10 to 15 years. To maximize the service life of your ductless HVAC system, clean the air filter often, schedule preventative maintenance, and complete repairs promptly.
Do I need a mini-split in every room?
No, you only have to install air handlers in the rooms you want to cool. If you would like to cool your entire home, placing air handlers in communal areas like living rooms or kitchens plus one in each bedroom can provide ample coverage while allowing individualized control for each zone.
How do you clean ductless mini-split filters?
Remove the filter from the air handler housing, then rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear and all the debris is removed from the filter. Use a sponge if necessary to dislodge stuck particles. Let it air dry completely, then reinstall it.