After World War II, air conditioning manufacturers in the U.S. were excited to cash in on Japan’s sweltering summers. That’s when air conditioners were first introduced to Japan.
The Japanese absolutely loved the idea of Air Conditioning, but...
Home and building owners in Japan were deeply disappointed. Mitsubishi’s early A/C systems could not be used in Japan for a few interesting reasons.
Japanese homes were famously small, thin walled and tightly clustered together. Not a good match for loud, droning AC’s and their massive, bulky duct work.
Also, Japan’s energy costs were sky high then. That alone meant doom for the earlier, energy hogging AC’s.
Japan’s response? Revolutionize the Air Conditioner
Again, the Japanese adored the idea of AC’s, so their manufacturing engineers quietly went to work.
In 1959, Mitsubishi finally succeeded in reinventing air conditioning. They introduced the Ductless Mini Split Heating and Cooling System.
(Almost) All the world loved it
Mitsubishi’s “split” technology enabled each room to have its own temperature zone, eliminated bulky duct work, ran quieter and was much more energy efficient.
In time, the popularity of these unique systems spread across Europe and other parts of the world...but not here in the United States. Distributors said no.
Mitsubishi mini splits finally make it in America
Decades later, Mitsubishi’s AC marketers became savvier at directly educating U.S. consumers. The response was dramatic. Now, hundreds of thousands of ductless mini splits are sold in the U.S. every year.
Manufacturers continuously advanced their ductless technologies - with Mitsubishi leading the pack. The latest systems are far more energy efficient. They’re quieter still, run cleaner and they meticulously filter out allergens.
When reviewed, HVAC contractors and homeowners consistently give high marks to Mitsubishi’s ductless systems.
Total Comfort Mechanical has installed over 1,000 Mitsubishi mini splits
...and requests continue to surge because Mitsubishi systems
- Run quietly
- Conserve space
- Use less energy
- Save money
- Are highly reliable
Best uses for ductless mini splits
- Older homes without space for duct systems
- New additions
- Underutilized rooms
- Garages, basements and attics
Picture your home with quiet, ductless, zoned heating and cooling
If that looks good to you, we’ll pass along financing and tax credit information to help you save money. We’ll expertly plan and affordably price custom solutions for your home or business.
Our expertise increases with every installation. You’ll love experiencing our team’s expert workmanship, but not as much as you’ll love the quiet and air quality of your state-of-art system.
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What is a Ductless Mini-Split air conditioning system? Only one of the hottest-selling cooling systems in the country - Massachusetts included! A trend that took Europe by storm and is now heading westward, these modern, energy-efficient and stylish air conditioners have become such fast sellers that Mitsubishi is challenged to keep up with the growing demand.
Mitsubishi, the world’s top-selling brand of ductless cooling and heating systems, experienced a complete sell-out of its 2013 U.S. inventory well before the end of last year. This caused limited availability and back-orders with Mitsubishi Diamond HVAC specialists throughout the United States.
Nearly six weeks ago, the out-of-stock inventory was made available again and has been flying off the shelves ever since. “Heating and air conditioning specialists” Total Comfort Mechanical of Burlington, MA happily announced the new 2014 mini-split systems were back in stock and contacted their customers to arrange installation to those that had been anxiously awaiting their new Mitsubishi ductless mini-split systems.
The ductless mini-split wave is keeping HVAC contractors extremely busy. "We can hardly keep up with the demand", said Total Comfort Mechanical owner Wendell DePaiva. "We've had so many requests for ductless installs that we completely wiped out our inventory in just a few weeks," DePaiva said, "but we have already restocked and are ready to install."
It seems Massachusetts residents are some of the most energy-conscious the country - the U.S. Green Building Council recently ranked the state #4 in the top 10 list of states leading the nation in green building.
How Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners Work
Like central air conditioners, ductless units have a split design and don't require a complicated system of ducts. The split system (also called a mini-split, ductless split, or duct-free system) has at least one indoor unit in the home or office (this is the evaporator) and one outdoor unit (the condenser). Line sets, which are copper tubes of refrigerant, are run to the indoor unit from the outdoor unit.
The indoor component can be mounted on the ceiling or the wall and are extremely quiet when in operation. Read more about ductless ac systems here.
With the booming popularity of ductless systems, the product selection is getting wider - many electronics manufacturers now offer their versions of ductless appliances. Considering that many smaller brand names typically don't specialize in heating and cooling solutions, it's important to note that it can be a challenge to find qualified technicians to install and service them.
The specialists at Total Comfort Mechanical recommend sticking with a trusted, industry leader that provides a solid warranty on their product and has a network of certified and trained Diamond Contractors to perform the installation and service. "It's smart to get a few estimates from qualified and certified HVAC contractors before making the investment," DePaiva advises.
Check with your local Better Business Bureau or other local chamber organizations to learn about the reputation of the heating and air conditioning contractors in your area. Burlington MA residents and neighboring MA cities can request a quote or more information on ductless AC solutions here or the following link:
Burlington, MA – In recent weeks, heating and cooling customers in Massachusetts and throughout the country have anxiously awaited the availability of Mitsubishi heating and cooling products. Due to the explosive popularity of these high-efficiency air conditioning and heat pump systems, the manufactured inventory by Mitsubishi Electric sold out before the end of 2013, causing a limited availability of the popular ductless heating and cooling mini-split products in the United States. HVAC specialists and Mitsubishi Diamond Contractors like Total Comfort Mechanical, Inc. of Burlington unfortunately experienced back-orders of the product of up to six weeks.
Total Comfort Mechanical is pleased to announce that the wait is over! We are re-stocked and ready to provide customers throughout Middlesex County MA the latest, most energy-efficient ductless air conditioning systems available.
There are plenty of reasons for the better-than-anticipated-growth of the Mr. Slim ductless system and ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems in general. Happy customers from all over the world are raving about the product.
When compared to window A/C units, duct extensions, baseboard heating and other alternatives to central heating & air – Ductless Systems beat them out when it comes to energy efficiency, noise level, comfort control, reliability, air filtration, and space-saving design.
Reasons Homeowners are going Ductless
Installation is quick and easy – typically one day is all that is needed for installation of a ductless unit (one zone or Air Handling Unit ) by an experienced heating and cooling expert team – two days at most. In addition, there are generally no home modifications required to install a ductless mini split.
Versatility – the units fit well into virtually any interior design plan. They can be mounted in a number of ways to complement your home or office décor, including high-wall mounting, floor mounting, ceiling mounting, or even recessed wall and ceiling mounts.
Refined, SMART system controls and components such as floor-to-ceiling temperature sensors which save energy while providing supreme performance.
Many rebates and incentives are available from local utility providers. Some offer incentives up to 30%.
Ductless air conditioning systems consume less energy than traditional central air conditioning, and zoned systems provide control over individual room temperature.
They are also an attractive option for any on-the-spot heating or cooling needs, including enclosed sun rooms, upstairs bedrooms, computer rooms, exercise rooms, classrooms, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, hotels and churches.
To learn more about the best Ductless Air Conditioning system options for your home or office, visit the heating and cooling specialists at Total Comfort Mechanical online or call (781) 697-9016.