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5 Major Reasons To Choose A Ductless AC Installation For Your Lowcountry Home This Year

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Here in the Lowcountry, we’ve officially hit the “will my air conditioning last the summer” time of the year.

With temperatures and humidity levels now reaching near our yearly peak levels, your Lowcountry home’s air conditioning system is working overtime to help you and your family escape that outdoor heat.

That means it’s also time for many homeowners to start evaluating new HVAC options as their systems reach the end of their respective operational lifespans.

Most homeowners opt for replacing their HVAC with whichever make and model they had previously — especially if they have more traditional central air conditioning systems — which makes sense in most cases. However more and more homeowners have discovered that other system types may have more advantages for their unique home setup, particularly with the ductless air conditioning system type.

Whether it be eliminating duct system maintenance costs or they’re seeking to gain more room-by-room temperature control, ductless mini-split systems offer Charleston homeowners several advantages over other system types. Below are 5 of those major advantages and why so many homeowners are opting the ductless route for their new heating and cooling system.

1. No More Duct Cleaning

With the amount of flooding that occurs — especially on Charleston’s downtown peninsula area — duct cleaning becomes more and more of a chore for many area homeowners and property owners. Keeping your home cool & comfortable without relying on your home’s ductwork will nearly eliminate your duct cleaning woes.

2. No More Duct Maintenance

Besides cleaning your home’s ductwork, repair work and maintenance on it can also be something that can take up more time (and money) than you may like. Installing a ductless system means no more worrying about duct leaks and other duct-related issues that can lead to inefficient HVAC system operation.

3. Great For Remodels, New Home Additions & Other Unattached Buildings

Adding onto your home or doing some remodeling? Ductless air conditioning systems can offer you an easy path to keeping those new areas cool & comfortable without having to tie-in to existing ductwork. You’ll be able to maximize the area in your new space and won’t have to worry about if your HVAC system can keep up with the additional coverage area.

Ductless A/C is excellent for unattached buildings as well, like pool houses, unattached garages and other storage or machine sheds.

4. Granular Comfort Settings By Zone

As mentioned above, adding ductless systems to various areas in your home — via HVAC zoning — can give you more control over the temperatures in those areas.

Many homes in Charleston – especially older ones — can often have “hotspots”; areas that get warmer than the rest of the home during certain parts of the day that can’t be handled by their standalone central A/C. Placing a ductless system is a quick way to remedy those “hotspots” and keep each space at a more pleasant comfort level.

5. High Efficiency Lifespan

The last major advantage of ductless air conditioning systems is their lifespan: usually around 15-20 years with proper care and maintenance. Traditional central air conditioning systems usually cap around 12-15 years so ductless systems can normally outpace those by a good 5-8 years, generally speaking.

Ductless air conditioning systems can be an excellent option in the right circumstances, so if you feel you can take advantage of the benefits listed above, then it very well might be a good year to go ductless.

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5 Important Facts You Should Know About Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Split AC Systems

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

With many homeowners in the Lowcountry moving over to ductless air conditioning systems, we often get asked: “Which brand or manufacturer makes the best ductless A/C unit?”

While there are several options out on the market, overall for its combination of long-lasting performance, cost, innovative technology, and aesthetically-pleasing indoor units, we definitely feel the Mitsubishi ductless systems outpace most of the other serious competition out there.

We’ve already reviewed their best, most popular model, but below are 5 more important facts you should know about Mitsubishi Electric’s mini-split air conditioners.

1. They’re Up To 40% More Efficient Than Traditional Systems

Instead of the conventional on/off operation, Mitsubishi A/C’s run at a continuous, low-energy level that helps both maintain a constant comfort level and keeps the energy use down during its operation.

2. They Can Adjust Their Operation Based On Room Occupancy

Using its unique 3D i-see infrared sensor (available on select models), Mitsubishi ductless systems can adjust their temperature and airflow settings based on the heat signatures in the room. So when people enter or leave a room, it optimizes its operation to avoid any hot/cold spots in that room or zone.

3. They Can Be Controlled Remotely

Mitsubishi’s Kumo Cloud application can connect your indoor units via Wi-Fi and allow you to operate your system on your phone, tablet, or PC from anywhere you have an internet connection. You can group multiple zones together for one-touch on/off or temperature adjustments and even control units you have installed in different homes or properties.

4. They Can Help Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Advanced, multi-stage filtration helps capture and help remove anything in the air in your home that might trigger allergies, asthma other things that may impact your indoor air quality.

On select models, they even have a platinum deodorizing filter, which uses nanotechnology to absorb smells and odors in your home.

5. Best When Installed By A Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor

Any type of HVAC system should be installed by a heating and air conditioning professional, but it’s especially important with ductless systems. Setting up multiple zones, matching the equipment to each zone, and properly installing a Mitsubishi mini-split A/C are all vital to you getting the most out of your new system.

Good thing for you, Mitsubishi has its Diamond Contractor program which helps ensure HVAC companies near you go through the proper training on their equipment and reach other important goals that allow you to know that company can best handle your ductless installation.

HVAC companies with the Diamond Contractor status can also offer you the best pricing and warranties on Mitsubishi systems.

With countless ductless systems already installed in the Charleston area, we know the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to different brands & installations.

You can see by the 5 facts we listed about Mitsubishi systems above, when you choose their mini-split systems you know you’ll be getting the best ductless air conditioning solution for your Lowcountry home.

If you need help with your Mitsubishi ductless installation, Carolina Climate Control in Charleston, SC is a certified Diamond Contractor as reviewed above — so you can be sure you’ll be getting the highest quality air conditioning installation to match your high-quality heating and air equipment.

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HVAC Reviews: Mitsubishi’s Kumo Cloud Wireless HVAC Control App

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

In last week’s post we described some of the situations and applications where ductless mini-split air conditioning systems are particularly useful and this week we’ll be reviewing an especially useful feature of those systems: cloud control & operation.

While other ductless systems on the market may have their version of cloud or remote operation, for our money the best, most-advanced, and easy-to-use is the Kumo cloud app by Mitsubishi.

What Is The Kumo Cloud Service & App?

Very simply, the Kumo cloud service allows you to control & operate your Mitsubishi ductless mini-split systems, all within one easy-to-use mobile app — which is available on both Android and iOS (Apple) devices.

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How Does The Kumo Cloud App Work?

Especially handy in multi-zone houses — but still used often in single-zone setups — simple wireless adapters are installed onto each ductless unit that then connects it to your kumo cloud service account (which is created prior to setup) via your home’s Wi-Fi connection.

Your Kumo cloud account has its own username and password, which allows you to log in to the app. Once logged in through the app, you can name, group, control, and program your ductless units all through a few taps on your phone.

Zone Grouping & Scheduling

As mentioned above, for those with multiple ductless mini-split systems installed you can group them together to make control even easier.

An example grouping might be “Upstairs”. By grouping together all of your upstairs zones, you can quickly adjust and turn on/off all of them at once.

You can also set those groups on a particular schedule, which allows you to optimize operations throughout the day. This scheduling can really pay off when your electric bill comes in as you can have your units operate less when you’re away — automatically.

Filter Status Reminders With Kumo Cloud

On top of all of those operational features listed above, the Kumo Cloud system also allows you to keep an eye on your ductless air filters.

We’ve mentioned several times in this blog about the importance of changing/cleaning out air filters in your HVAC system. Not only does cleaning out air filters help with your indoor air quality, it also helps your system operate more efficiently — essentially keeping the pathways clear for conditioned air to be pushed through.

With the kumo cloud app, you can actually set reminders on when to clean your air filters after so many hours of operation — meaning you’ll get a message when it should be time for the next cleaning.

Smart Assistant Compatibility

In today’s connected world, smart assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant help people automate more and more of their home devices and the Kumo Cloud is no different.

kumo cloud is now compatible with both Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant interfaces.

The Bottom Line

Overall the Kumo Cloud is a great way to keep an eye on, automate and optimize your home’s ductless air conditioning system operation.

Getting started with it is easy and with just a few simple add-on devices you’ll be well on your way to a more automated lifestyle.

If you have any questions about the kumo cloud app or any other HVAC-related questions, feel free to contact us.

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