Ductless Heating and Cooling for Mid-Century Modern Home in Irving, TX

This one-of-a-kind mid-century home designed by architect David George has beautiful views and soaring ceilings. The home was originally designed with metal ductwork embedded in the concrete foundation. The conventional system was noisy, extremely inefficient, and was unable to keep the home comfortable year-round. Because of the home’s open and rustic design, the family knew that they needed a different solution.

The Problem:

The Solution:

This beautiful custom home located in the University Hills section of Irving, TX, has had comfort issues that numerous HVAC companies had not been able to resolve.

Benchmark Service installed a new six-zone, ductless heating and cooling system to provide quality heating and cooling to all rooms throughout the home.

The Problem:

This beautiful custom home located in the University Hills section of Irving, TX, has had comfort issues that numerous HVAC companies had not been able to resolve.

The Solution:

Benchmark Service installed a new six-zone, ductless heating and cooling system to provide quality heating and cooling to all rooms throughout the home.

The Design

The homeowners did their research and found Benchmark Service, the #1 Diamond Elite Mitsubishi Dealer in North Texas. Jack Schmidt of Benchmark Service met with the customer and analyzed their system and the air quality within their home. Jack immediately recognized the high humidity and very poor airflow from the air conditioning supply vents located in the floor of the home. Upon further inspection, Mr. Schmidt was able to positively ascertain that the ductwork in the home was filled with dirt and standing water. This condition was both a health risk and prevented the conventional air conditioning system from being able to perform its job. Mr. Schmidt proposed that the conventional ductwork be sealed and a high-efficiency, Mitsubishi zoned ductless system be installed.

The Installation

Each of the ductless units were installed on walls out of the way to optimize the airflow throughout the space. A small, unobtrusive 2 and ½ inch penetration was made in the wall behind each unit to allow the thin refrigerant lines to pass through to an inconspicuous, outdoor line set cover which completely covers and seals the penetration. The lines passed vertically, straight down to the compact Mitsubishi outdoor units which were placed and secured on a heavy-duty wall-mount brackets.

The Benefits

Ductless air conditioning systems like this are some of the most versatile and efficient A/C systems today. That is why this family will be able to keep their home cool and comfortable all summer long, and warm in the winter, without causing a spike in their electric bills.

Each ductless unit takes as much energy as a lightbulb. Additionally, these ductless units are whisper-quiet, so the family can fall asleep to the sounds of nature as opposed to the roar of an unruly A/C unit. Another benefit of opting for the ductless system is that the units operate independently of one another. This feature allows the family to set each room to a specific temperature without throwing off the whole system. Now, if someone prefers a cool bedroom to sleep in, while someone else wants it to be a little warmer, neither have to argue over a central thermostat. Instead, each unit can be set to that individual person’s comfort from the touch of a nearby remote. Now the family will be able to stay comfortable and enjoy their home all year long.