Meet The Ductless All-Stars:
The Best of the Best in Heating and Cooling
The Ductless Heat Pump (aka Ductless Mini Split) is transforming the way people heat and cool their home. Ductless Systems deliver on every front, from some of the highest energy efficiencies, to the quiet operation, to the flexible and scalable design, just about every home can benefit from updating their heating and cooling system.
You could say that Ductless is the hottest (and coolest) game in heating and cooling comfort today, and the benefits of ductless options are being realized by more homes and businesses every day. What makes the ductless game so great? It’s the Ductless All-Stars, the tried and true – tested and approved Ductless HVAC contractors.
While many home owners wonder which brand they should choose, the real question to ask is which contractor should I choose? Choosing the right contractor makes all of the difference in the world. If you want things done right the first time, then take the time to hire the right HVAC company.
In fact, when the game is on the line, pretenders will be revealed, and all-stars will shine. In the game of heating and cooling, with its growing popularity, those pretenders and all-stars will make all the difference in the heating and cooling comfort of your home, business, or office. Simply put, it is a win-or-lose scenario. Why? Because a lot can go wrong in the hands of an in-experienced contractor.
That is also why only the best of the best will do when it comes to installing, repairing, updating, or servicing your ductless heating and cooling system. Don’t worry, it isn’t too difficult to spot the differences because there are more than a few things that separate the ‘ductless wannabes’ from the Ductless All-Stars.
Not All HVAC Contractors are All-Stars
It is important to hire top-quality contractors, and that happens by vetting the candidates and separating the All-Stars from the pretenders. When it comes to all-stars in any game, they all tend to have common traits like strong work ethic or natural abilities, the Ductless All-Stars are no different.
Remember though, not every contractor makes the cut. Here are a few common traits to look for and how to spot a Ductless All-Star for your next heating and cooling project.
The All-Star Title is Earned not Given
Regardless of the game, the all-star title must be earned. It doesn’t matter how much hype surrounds that new recruit or how much fanfare is attached to that first-round draft pick, until the rubber meets the road it’s all just noise.
Ductless All-Stars have been in the game and performing at the highest level for a long time, and experience can’t be replaced on the playing field. That means that Ductless All-Stars aren’t unproven rookies, but professionals who have earned the right to be called All-Stars. They come with knowledge and experience to make sure you get all the benefits that a ductless system offers.
Another thing all all-stars have in common is that they are all credentialed. In one game it is statistics and percentages, in the Ductless game, it is about authorization and training. Looking for a Ductless All-Star means finding HVAC contractors that are not only trained but who have received factory authorized training.
Factory authorized training is essential because it demonstrates a contractor’s commitment to a professional installation. Training ensures that the contractor will properly evaluate your home, it means they’ll identify proper product placement and also ensure a professional installation.
That means knowing the job will get done right, and right the first time. It means that home and business owners won’t have to have another contractor come into the game after already trailing by ten. Hiring an All-Star HVAC contractor means leading game, from wire to wire. These aren’t the only reasons to hire only top-quality heating and cooling contractors though, because All-Stars bring a lot to the table and who else would you want with the ball in their hands at crunch-time?
The All-Star Intangibles
Not all contractors are created equal. Contractors vary in skill level, experience level, training level and integrity level. Just because they have a listing, online ad, or digital sales banner waving somewhere doesn’t mean that they’re the best candidate for the job. Remember that your comfort, safety and peace of mind is on the online, so its important to choose wisely.
The worst of the worst, for example, are out for a quick sale, a fast buck, and the next invoice. These types of “contractors” are more likely to grab the most convenient (and cheapest) system they have in stock and are less likely to assure it is the right ductless system for the customer. They miss the mark by not matching the right equipment to your home.
Ductless All-Stars seem to always make the big play, the timely shot, and find a way. Those who work with Ductless All-Stars will get the right heating and cooling system, including the right size and location of the ductless system, and a winning installation.
Over-sizing and under-sizing are big problems to be avoided. A heating and cooling system too small will fail to do the job and cost more than necessary to operate. A system that is too large will be a waste of space, energy, and can also result in higher costs to run. And if your office or home doesn’t follow traditional layouts our designs, where the ductless heat pump is located can become another issue.
When It Matters Most!
Ductless All-Stars will make sure that every business, office, and home has the right ductless system to provide optimum comfort at maximum efficiency. Studies like this one, which showed “median energy savings of 33% (6.7 kWh/day) for space cooling and 59% (6.5 kWh/day) for heating” have long-proven the benefits of ductless mini-splits.
A winning system with winning contractors equals winning results. Those are the intangibles the all-stars deliver, so when it matters most (like for your home or business), hire an all-star.
Where will you find your Ductless All-Star? The Ductless Directory only accepts HVAC contractors who can prove their credentials. They must be affiliated with a major manufacture and have ductless certification and training with that brand.
BLUE OX HEATING & AIR
“The whole experience was great. Easy scheduling appointment for the estimate, planning the installation, and easy installation day. Scott came and spent 2hrs explaining our options, making sure I knew what and why he was recommending. Value is also good, we had three bids come out and I felt the most secure with their assessment and cost. Scheduling was pretty quick after that. We got great service from the installation crew, very professional and efficient. They came in at 8am and were done by 3:30pm. Mike was great and was very kind to my slightly curious puppy who needed to say hi and make a little noise while they were working.”
GREEN ENERGY MECHANICAL
“Green energy just replaced our 18-year old air conditioning system for our second floor with a split AC/heater system. We had difficulty heating our second floor with our existing forced hot water system. The installation crew, led by Bryan and the field supervisor, Joshua, were very polite and helpful. So was the installation coordinator I dealt with on the phone, Kay. I am highly pleased by their responsiveness and helpfulness.”
SHANCO HEATING AND AIR
“Professional and highly responsive crew. We bought a ductless mini split system and had it installed in our historical home. The crew approached the project with a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail. From the initial quote to complete installation was just five short days and the installation was completed one day ahead of schedule. Highly impressed with them – they will be my go to HVAC company!”
~M. Rogers, Boise Idaho
We couldn’t be happier with the superior expertise and attention to detail that Mat and his team dedicated to replacing the heat pump at our Franklin Park home. Our five-ton unit has baffled countless HVAC professionals from multiple companies over four years…and cost us thousands in ineffective repairs and sky-high energy bills. In addition to installing a new unit, Mat quickly cut to the root cause of many problems over the years by rectifying a chronic leak and replacing an inadequate refrigerant line that every other technician had overlooked. We feel like a very expensive weight has been lifted from our shoulders! Mat is diligent, conscientious and couldn’t be nicer to work with.
~M.Swartz – Pittsburgh, PA
I called three different companies for a quote to replace two 16 year old condensers and evaporators. They first came out and evaluated the current system to see the condition of the old units in addition to see what we could match to the old Lennox blower/oil furnace. Campbell then provided several options. They were a bit on the expensive side but worked with me to get to a price point I was satisfied with.
Processing of the contract and installation was completed the next day! They were even complete before I got home for lunch! The 10 year parts/labor warranty was something the other guys couldn’t match. I did have one issue regarding the warranty but they made it right after I raised my concern.
Overall I am satisfied up to this point. The whole process was prompt and was really no hassle at all.
~Tim Wojciechowski – West Deptford, NJ