If you’re looking to make changes or upgrades to your HVAC system, you may want to look into purchasing a ductless mini-split air conditioner.
A ductless mini-split is a great way to heat and cool your house efficiently. You get the results you are looking for without many drawbacks of a traditional air conditioning system.
If you are considering ductless mini-split air conditioners, we will go over the five biggest benefits that they offer to help you make your decision.
It’s estimated that home heating and cooling costs homeowners $29 billion each year. By switching to a high-efficiency unit, you can decrease your heating and cooling costs by 20 to 50%. A ductless mini-split air conditioner is a more efficient option.
Because mini-splits do not use duct work to circulate air, you won’t experience the energy loss that traditional HVAC systems produce. Gaps, cracks, and leaks in the duct work can allow cool air to escape.
A ductless mini-split system also comes with a top SEER rating. SEER is the ratio of the cooling output of an air conditioner divided by the energy it uses. High-efficiency units rate at a SEER of over 20, and most mini-splits come in at or over this high-efficiency mark.
Because there are no ducts in a mini-split air conditioner, there isn’t the need for a large motor to push air from one location through the entire duct work system of a home.
Mini-split systems use smaller motors because they don’t have to push so much air.
The condensers in mini-split units also use variable speed fan motors and compressors. When the unit switches on in a traditional AC unit, all motors and fans immediately run at full capacity. Mini-split motors accelerate slowly as they’re needed resulting in far less noise pollution.
If your HVAC system produces areas that don’t cool evenly with the rest of the house, a mini-split air conditioner can solve it.
If there’s a hot room like a bedroom or work area where you want cooler temperatures, a mini-split can help. Cool the space with a mini-split instead of running your entire unit over time. Add a mini-split to the room without installing or connecting any duct work, and that room has a supplementary cooling source all its own.
A mini-split can cool different rooms at different times and temperatures. You can turn certain rooms up or down depending on use.
Systems are available with up to four indoor air handling units so that you can heat or cool four zones separately. Switch off rooms that aren’t being used for maximum energy savings.
There’s no limit to where you can install a ductless mini-split system. Any location on a wall or ceiling in any room of your home will be sufficient.
A mini-split can be an easy option for heating and cooling a space if you’re planning an addition. There won’t be a need to tie it into your current HVAC system or install additional duct work. The same is true for retrofitting an older home with an aging unit.
There are numerous ways a ductless mini-split can improve your home’s heating and cooling operations. Consider your space and where a mini-split might be right for you.
Contact us today to find out more about mini-split systems and how our experts can assist in choosing and installing one for you.