Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Ductless Mini Split Installation

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Ductless Mini Split Installation

Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Ductless Mini Split Installation

A ductless mini split system is a relatively new HVAC concept that provides cooling and heating using one or more smaller indoor units called air handlers. The air handlers are an efficient all-electric heat pump which can be mounted on walls, floors or even in attic spaces.  One or more air handlers connect to a single outdoor unit via power and refrigerant lines. Mini-split systems provide both cooling and heating with impressive – and yet very quiet – airflow throughout your home.

If you’re planning to change out your heating and air conditioning system in the near future, it’s worth looking at the many options a ductless mini split system offers.  Here’s a few benefits:

1. Temperature Control

Lack of insulation, extremes in sun/shade exposure, or a system that’s improperly sized can cause uneven cooling and heating. Ductless systems work in zones, and each zone can be controlled individually. This allows a mini split system to handle cold or hot spots with ease to keep your home comfortable throughout.

2. Energy Efficiency

Ductless systems more considerably more energy efficient than the traditional HVAC systems. For one, the use inverter technology which allows for much smaller, more efficient fan blowers. Secondly, there is no loss of heating or cooling through the ductwork with mini split systems.

Here’s a guide to understanding energy star ratings for AC units

3. Better Indoor Air Quality

Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Ductless Mini Split Installation1Building scientists claim that the air inside your home is likely much worse than the air outdoors. Conventional HVAC systems have ductwork that should be cleaned regularly to avoid poor air quality. Ductless systems, on the other hand, have multi-level filtration that minimizes allergens, dust, and pet dander and other particulates inside your home.

4. Remodeling & Construction Flexibility

Ductless systems work nicely for remodeling and addition projects because you don’t have to allow space for ductwork, or stretching the capacity of your existing HVAC system.

5. Solar Compatible

Because ductless systems are all-electric and very efficient, they are an excellent option for homes with solar electric.  What better way to cool and heat your home than with sunshine?

Choose a Trusted and Experienced Contractor

Correct system sizing and installation are crucial if you want to fully enjoy the benefits from a ductless mini split system. If you’re super handy, a DIY approach is possible, but we suggest you get help from a licensed professional for the best results.

As we like to say, the most important day in the life of your HVAC system is the day it’s installed – mini split systems included!

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