Advantages of Ductless Over Window Air Conditioners (Video)

Never have to struggle with a window air conditioning unit again, thanks to the ductless air conditioning unit. Mike Cappuccio, of N.E.T.R., Inc., talks about the advantages of ductless over window air conditioners. Watch or read more to find out why a ductless air conditioner is right for your home’s cooling needs.

Good morning, my name’s Mike Cappuccio. I’m with N.E.T.R. Incorporated in North Andover, Mass. And today, I’m here to talk to you about the differences between window units and Mitsubishi electric ductless systems.

Everyone knows what a traditional window unit is — I mean, it’s the window unit that you open the window up, and you spread the sides off, you put the window unit into the window, you pull the sash down, and plug it in and away you go. And that’s typically how we’ve done air conditioning in rooms or additions or whatever we’ve had for the past 20, 30 years. It’s the traditional window unit. And I want to show you the differences of what is available today for a single-zone, wall mounted Mitsubishi electric system.

I’m here today in our showroom; this is a new facility that we’ve just built out. We have all different types of indoor units and outdoor units for home owners to come in and see, and touch, and feel and work with. But today, I’m here with this MUZ-FH06NA Mitsubishi electric condenser. This is the highest efficiency piece of equipment on the market today for heating and cooling, all right?

This particular piece of equipment . . . we are inside of a building today, but this would normally go outside of your home. And you’re probably saying, “What is this white stand? Why is this up off the ground?” A typical air conditioning system would usually sit on the ground, on a pad, but not when you’re using this for heating, okay? This unit needs to be on a stand. On a typical installation in a home, we would come and cut out an area for a concrete pad, and we would put this outdoor unit on a pad that would sit outside your home.

Second thing would be, is we’d need to have the electrician run some power to the outdoor unit. So this would be a typical electrical feed that would go outside that our electrician would run and bring power to the outdoor unit, okay? All of the indoor unit, okay? This is the indoor unit that would be inside of the home, okay? This would get mounted on an exterior wall or an interior wall, depending on how we were going to do your home, and this would get put inside of the home.

If this was going outside, there would be a 3″ hole that gets drilled behind here, and then this piping system right here, this is what we call line hide, okay? This is a two piece system, okay, where the pipes, and the wires, and the drains and everything are encased in this line hide right here. And this runs from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit, okay? This is about the size of a gutter, okay? This comes in three or four different colors, the white being very easy to paint, okay? And then each indoor unit comes with its own separate remote control, okay?

So, this being the FH model, this is a little bit more of a sophisticated control, has a little more bells and whistles on it. Has a 24-hour, seven-day programmable timer — has the dual fan, so this is a dual fan system with two vanes. So when this opens up and comes on, I’ll turn this on for you, it has two sets of vanes that will open, and that way that the air will blow out of that from there. So, then you set your temperature, set everything else that you need to do. You can see this starting to open now, okay, the two green lights are on. So that’s opening up, now that’s where the air would actually come out of the unit right there. So, once we set the fan speeds, and what we want to do, and set the temperature, we kind of take this and put it away, and we set it in the holder and then everything comes on and operates.

This unit, being the high efficiency indoor unit, has the ICC sensor on it that kind of goes around the room, and you can see it’s kind of following my hand as I move over here. It senses where you are in the room and then tends to want to divert the air to where the hotspots and cold spots are in the room. So, I mean, this is how a typical single indoor and outdoor unit would go and be put together.

A lot of people, they want to take and cut a hole in the wall, they can put a wall mounted air conditioner into the hole. I mean, you’ve got to frame out the wall when you go to do that; this, we’re just making a little 3″ hole in the wall. This would be outside the home, again, hook everything up and away you go. I mean, you can hear that now, that’s on and that’s running. I think you can probably just barely hear it, there is air coming out of that. The sound decibels on these are tremendous, you can’t even hear what’s going on. So great solution for getting away from the old clunky window units, putting them in the wall, putting them in the windows. You do this once and it’s over. And this can heat the room too, this doesn’t just cool, so this does heating and cooling.

If you are interested, let us know, we can come out to your home, see what fits your needs.

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