With the challenges that many historic Lowcountry homes and other buildings present, and the increased need for air conditioning flexibility, more area homeowners and property owners are looking into ductless air conditioning options for their HVAC needs.
Sometimes older buildings and homes in our areas just weren’t built with HVAC equipment in mind and others just have a difficult time tapping into existing ductwork.
Other times, homeowners just want a way to cut out the use of their existing ductwork because of flooding and other maintenance items that give them headaches throughout the year.
Finally, people who get new additions to their homes, add pool houses, sheds or other non-connected buildings simply want more simple, cost-effective ways to cool/heat those areas.
Despite many ductless options on the market, the most consistently installed and reliable brand/model that we’ve seen and Lowcountry residents are happy with is the Mitsubishi M-Series Ductless Mini-Split System.
So why is this particular brand and model the most popular we’ve seen?
Several reasons, actually. Here’s a rundown of the Mitsubishi M-Series and a review.
Quick Overview Of Ductless Systems
We’ve written extensively about ductless system setups and operations here in our blog, but in case you aren’t quite familiar with how they work, here’s a quick overview.
Just as it states in its name, ductless systems operate without ductwork. Each area you want cooled/heated in your home will have its own wall-mounted unit that you can operate independently.
This indoor unit is then connected to an outdoor unit via tubing that contains power lines, refrigerant lines, and condensate lines, which all serve to condition the air in your home like a traditional system would.
Multiple indoor units can run off of one outdoor unit, setting up “zones” in your home that each function independently of each other giving you granular control over each area in your home.
Personalized Comfort & Two-Way Operation
Perhaps one of the most-liked features of ductless systems is its ability to customize the comfort levels over particular parts of your home. With traditional systems, you may find a room or other area of your home to be “too warm” or “too cold”; this is taken care of with ductless systems as you can adjust each of those areas to the perfect temperature.
These adjustments can be made to cool or heat those areas as well. With particular M-Series models, you’ll be able to get two-way operation: cooling for the summertime and heating for the winter.
Year-round, customized comfort made easy with Mitsubishi.
kumo cloud Wireless Controls
Another thing that sets the Mitsubishi brand apart, is the kumo cloud wireless control feature.
With a few simple accessories, each indoor unit of yours can be wirelessly connected to your home’s WiFi, connecting them to the kumo cloud interface. You then can download the kumo cloud app on your phone or tablet giving you control over every unit in your home from essentially anywhere you have a connection to the internet.
You can then setup schedules, batch control (control multiple units at once), and even connect multiple buildings (work & home for example).
Personalized comfort in the palm of your hand.
The Bottom Line
On top of these great features, the Mitsubishi M-Series systems give you some of the highest efficiency operations on the ductless market.
Your system doesn’t have to use energy to push air around your ductwork so right away it can use less energy than a traditional system. Combined with the M-Series state-of-the-art components you can easily see how it can save you money each month.
Wrapping Things Up
After years of installing, servicing, and repairing HVAC systems in the Lowcountry, we know what works and what doesn’t for Charleston area homeowners.
The Mitsubishi M-Series Ductless Mini-Split units are one of those systems that stands above other ductless options out there and we know will work for all of your residential ductless operation needs.