Air Conditioning Units

If you’re in need of energy-efficient air conditioning repairs or upgrades, trust Miles Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to tailor solutions specifically to your unique needs. Our A/C specialists will carry out a comprehensive evaluation of your area, armed with precise engineering calculations and data collection, to determine the best comfort solution for your home. Miles Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers high-efficiency, Energy Star-rated systems to meet all of your Vancouver Island HVAC needs.

What kind of options do you have?

Central Heat Pump

A favored option on Vancouver Island for homes with pre-existing central heating systems. If your residence already features a centralized duct system, this will be your optimal choice for both heating and cooling needs. This option offers the convenience of efficient heating and cooling in a single unit.

Mini Split System

This ductless system consists of two primary components: an external compressor/condenser and an interior air-handling unit. During warmer months, this efficient and adaptable heat pump fills your rooms with cool, fresh air, simultaneously expelling warm air and pumping in cool air. In the colder months, the system reverses its operation to warm your rooms to the temperature you prefer.


  • Dual-function capability to cool in the summer and heat in the winter.
  • Enhanced energy efficiency. Ductless systems reduce energy loss to less than 5%, compared to up to 40% for traditional central forced-air systems.
  • Easier installation process compared to conventional central A/C systems.
  • Ideal for zoned temperature control or for heating and cooling individual rooms.
  • Nearly silent operation ensures peace and quiet.
  • A range of models that seamlessly integrate with various room styles and decors.
  • Optional built-in filtration systems are available to eliminate bacteria, germs, and capture dust.


Cassette Air Conditioner – Heat Pump

Perfect for rooms with limited space or where maintaining the existing decor is a priority, our cassette air conditioning systems are a discreet solution. With only the grill visible in the ceiling, these ductless units offer powerful performance in a quiet operation. They are ideal for master bedrooms, living rooms, or commercial settings.


  • Offers both cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.
  • Ability to distribute cooled or heated air either evenly or in a specific direction, giving you more control.
  • Operates extremely quietly, making it ideal for settings where noise is a concern.
  • Frees up floor and wall space, making it an unobtrusive option.
  • The modern and clean look of cassette units blends well with any room aesthetic.


Key differences between “Mini Split” and “Cassette” air conditioners

AC Parameters Split AC Cassette AC
Suitable For Any room with or without a window Large indoor spaces
Noise Minimal noise Silent operation
Capacity range 0.8 to 2 ton 1 ton to 4 ton
Advanced features Humidity control, dust filter, bacteria filter Humidity control dust filter, bacteria filter
Interference with home decor Designer indoor units blend well with wall decor Barely interferes with interior decor
Ease of installation Indoor and outdoor units need some amount of effort installation Needs specialized false ceiling


Ductless A/C Heat Pump Maintenance

To keep your system operating optimally and prevent issues like leaks, inefficient cooling, or condensation problems, it’s advised to service your heat pump at least once annually. At Miles Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, our expert technicians are highly skilled in heating and cooling systems, ensuring your equipment performs efficiently when it matters most. With our comprehensive preventative maintenance program, we meticulously address each component of your system, keeping your ductless A/C heat pump in prime condition.

Our Maintenance Services Include:

  • Cleaning the condenser fan
  • Oiling the fan motor
  • Cleaning the condenser coils
  • Checking the refrigerant charge
  • Servicing the filters
  • Inspecting for leaks
  • Checking thermostats, fuses, and breakers

Trust in Miles Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to keep your ductless A/C heat pump performing at its best.

Call us @ 250-361-4488