Ductless Mini Split: Why You Should Use Them for Home Air Conditioning
There are many ways to heat and cool your home, but ductless cooling with mini-split systems is turning out to be a popular option. It consists of an outdoor unit with a compressor and condenser and an indoor unit with the controls. What makes it special is the absence of ducts.
In this article, we dive into the reasons to consider ductless mini-split air conditioning in your home…
Pros of Using Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner
The mini-split is probably one of the most user-friendly systems that can be run in a private home without costing a very large amount.
While the price is a bit greater than standard HVAC systems, you need to take into consideration that all of your items will save you money in future in-room cooling (and heating) costs.
You may have the price of the initial layout and installation to pay for, but you’ll get several hundred dollars in savings from your energy bill each year.
Here are 3 major advantages of ductless mini-split systems:
1. No ducts required
Mini-splits are very popular as retrofits in existing construction, for a reason that also seems to be another important source of efficiency: they don’t need expensive ductwork. This means they are easier to install than a standard ducted HVAC system and are also able to deliver more of the conditioned atmosphere they create.
Another attractive feature of a mini-split unit will be great flexibility in sizing the system to suit your needs.
The machine consists of two different types of units: a single outdoor condenser and the indoor air components, of which you have at least one of them (or, possibly, four). These join through a refrigerant line with a drain line about the size of a long sports bag.
Some indoor units can also be floor mounted or recessed in the ceiling. The outdoor unit may be as little as a piece of luggage, but the more interior items you have, the bigger the outdoor unit needs to be to support them.
3. Lots of Control
Mini-splits also offer a lot of control, beyond their ability to be programmed like a normal thermostat. The best versions can sense when someone is in the area (or not) and adjust the temperature accordingly, then they could direct the atmosphere either away from you or towards you according to your own tastes.
Most models include a wireless remote, and many can be controlled via a smartphone or integrated into a larger system such as Nest or Alexa.
Want to Learn More About Mini Split Air Conditioning?
Ductless (mini-split) air conditioning (and heating) systems can be the ideal fit for your air conditioning needs. But the best way to know for sure is to talk to a professional air conditioning contractor near you who can assist you in finding the ideal system for your home.