What is Ductless Air Conditioning?


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Ductless technology has been around for more than 50 years, but has only been available to Delaware homeowners for about thirty years.

In Japan, ductless accounts for 90% of all HVAC systems sold and in more than 80% in Europe.

“Ductless” is a great product for people who:

  • Have an older home with window air conditioners because they do not have ductwork
  • Would like to heat or cool a sunroom
  • Have a second floor room which just can’t be made comfortable

Burns & McBride Home Comfort is proud to be associated with Mitsubishi Electric Ductless systems, and proud to be recognized as one of  Delaware’s few Mitsubishi Diamond Contractors.

As an Elite Diamond Contractor, Burns & McBride provides a 12 year parts warranty on any new Mitsubishi Ductless System.

Is Ductless Right for You?

So, how much can you expect to pay to have a Mitsubishi ductless system installed in your home? Well, it depends.

The price of a ductless system is determined by four primary factors:

  • The size of the unit
  • The type of unit
  • The number of areas (or zones) being conditioned
  • The degree of difficulty of the installation (How far the indoor and outdoor units are from each other, the construction of the outer wall to be drilled to carry the line sets, etc.)
  • The capacity of your existing electrical panel

Our consultant will help to design the system which is right for your specific needs.

Single Zone Installation

This layout is ideal for many kinds of applications like conditioning the air in a sun room, garage, attic, and some smaller homes.

A single ductless unit is perfect for keeping a sun room comfortable all year long



Some homeowners need only one ductless unit for their home, while others install 3, 4 or 5 units. It all depends on the layout of the home and what works best for the homeowner.

We can run as many as five indoor units with a single outdoor condenser, and we can come back to add indoor units at a later date if you want to have your system designed for future expansion as budgets allow.

Since there areMisubishi House 2 no ducts, you won’t lose energy via ductwork. Typical forced air systems experience duct losses equivalent to about 20% of the system’s energy consumption. Ductless systems are also less expensive to maintain than traditional systems. When you add in attractive rebate programs and 0% payment plans, ductless solutions wind up shaking out as a cost savings to most homeowners.

A multi-zone configuration comes with an additional energy saving benefit. You can control the temperature independently in every room where an air handler is installed.

So, if you’re not using a room, you won’t have to keep it heated and cooled the same as the rest of the house.

Finally, you’ll need a qualified installer, like Burns & McBride Home Comfort.

Not all contractors have experience with ductless technology, so make sure to ask your contractor how long they’ve been installing the systems.

If you’re interested in ductless for you home, give Burns & McBride a call at 302-656-5110 or click the button below to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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About Burns & McBride

Burns & McBride has been providing home comfort services to homeowners throughout the Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania area since 1949. We provide heating and air conditioning, home heating oil delivery, trash and recycling services and home security services through the area. For more information on any of this please call 302-656-5110 or visit our website at www.burnsandmcbride.com

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