Todays’ consumers are the most educated in the world ever. That’s the same whether you’re looking for a new blender or a new HVAC system. People do their research, read reviews, compare prices, and ask questions.
And, one of the biggest questions we get when it comes to ductless heating and cooling is: Why in the world would I pay you that much money to install a mini split when it’s so much cheaper to buy online?
It’s a great question, and we appreciate a homeowner who does their homework.
So here’s the answer: On paper, a mini split is easy to install. But, as with anything worth doing right, the devil’s in the details.
And, those details become high-stakes really, really fast when you’re talking about your home’s heating and cooling system.
It’s not just about mounting a unit to the wall and connecting it to the heat pump outside. You need to know what size system to get, where to put the indoor air handlers, and how many you need for what you want to achieve.
Then, there’s the warranty. And the possibility of electrical problems. There’s even the threat of mold or rotted joists if something goes wrong.
That small online purchase you made can become a money pit before you know it.
As a Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Dealer, we’re the experts when it comes to those details. And, the best part is, you don’t have to take our word for it. You get that vote of confidence straight from the manufacturer.
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Compass Heating and Air didn’t become a Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Dealer just by selling a whole bunch of Mitsubishi systems. That’s just the first step.
We took hours of classes and tests and stood up to audits of our work and our certification. And, we reapply every year to keep our status.
As a result, homeowners in Elgin, East Dundee, and across the Fox River Valley know their new mini split gets installed the right way, the first time when they go with Compass Heating and Air. And, their home will be more comfortable than ever before, and it will stay that way.
You don’t need to worry about whether the person in your house is qualified. You don’t need to check on the job’s progress to make sure it’s staying on track. You won’t worry about arguing with someone over the phone if something goes wrong later.
And, you know you’re protected for years to come with an excellent manufacturer’s warranty.
When you add up the value that comes with that confidence, we think it’s pretty obvious that it’s worth the investment.
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So, how did we become an Elite Diamond Dealer? And why is it important?
Our first step was getting a recommendation from our distributor. We got on Mitsubishi’s radar after selling more than 20 systems a year and keeping our customers satisfied.
Those sales figures aren’t just about the money. Selling — and, more importantly, installing and registering — this many mini splits a year means we know what we’re doing.
Next, we had to submit our license, insurance, all that bureaucratic stuff. Then, all our techs took 16 hours of specialized training directly from Mitsubishi. And, every single one had to pass a test.
Finally, we get audited every year. If we don’t install enough systems or get too many complaints, we lose our Elite Diamond Contractor status. So, as long as you see the logo on our site, you know we’re not resting on our laurels.
So, what does that all mean for you?
Like we said, we love answering questions.
Going with an Elite Diamond Dealer really boils down to peace of mind. On paper, it means you get one of the best warranties in the business: A 12-year complete guarantee on parts and labor if something goes wrong.
But, you only get that warranty if a certified dealer installs and registers the system. And, you need a Diamond Contractor to service the system regularly to keep it valid.
And, there’s much more than that.
Choosing the right ductless system isn’t just about deciding what units look best in your home. It’s about knowing what size heat pump you need to heat and cool the amount of space you have.
You also need to know what kind of indoor units are best for the size and layout of each room. And the best spots to install each one.
If you choose the wrong size system, your home will never be as comfortable as it could be. And, you’re more likely to burn out the heat pump or indoor components. They’ll either be working too hard or shutting on and off too often.
That excess wear and tear means your mini split might not even make it to the 10-year mark.
But, it’s nothing you have to worry about when a certified professional helps you choose the right system and makes sure it’s installed the right way.
If you’re considering a mini split for your home in East Dundee, IL, or anywhere in the Fox River Valley, reach out to us at Compass Heating and Air for a free consultation. As a Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Dealer, we’ll make sure you’re on the path to the most comfortable home you can imagine — without any worries about how you’ll get there.