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Ductless Mini Split Split Sonora CA

Our customer lives in a home that had been using swamp coolers to cool for the past 20+ years. They called us because they thought they were looking into purchasing a traditional ducted system for heating and cooling. The home is three bedrooms plus a man-cave type room and then the kitchen/living/dining are all open concept.

There are multiple occupants and an infant in the home so the potential to operate each room at its own temp was very intriguing to the customer. Also, the kitchen had a finished basement under it so ductwork would have needed to go through their basement area to feed the kitchen.

Problem: the swamp cooler doesn’t keep up when temps hit 95 degrees. The swamp cooler brings in smoke from forest fires, pollens, dust, smog. Difficult to get ductwork through crawl space. Several occupants of the home would like individual zone control per room.

Solution: We installed a 5 zone Mitsubishi ductless mini split giving them zone control for each room as well as the living room. With whisper-quiet technology, they don’t have to worry about noise. This cleaned up the air quality in the home and offered a solution to get around the basement as there is no ductwork.

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This house was on foundation but it was actually built out about 5’ on the back of the home. We installed special track pieces to hide the refrigerant lines and keep a nice clean look.

The front side of the home was all brick and we needed to be able to put a unit in the room, so using an interior wall we were able to mount the head unit and pop out the back into the closet of a bedroom next to it. We ran the refrigerant line down the inside of the closet in track so it's well hidden and can't be damaged, then dived under the floor and out to the outdoor unit.

The outdoor we set on the back of the home, on a prefabricated sound damping pad. Electrical came all the way from the other side of the home, through the attic, and out the back side to the outdoor condenser.

Another professional ductless mini-split installation and another happy family!