Everything You Need to Know About Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Systems
Published on Feb 9, 2021 in Indoor Air Quality
Quiet, efficient, and small in size. That’s what ductless mini-split systems are, and they have become a popular staple in the U.S. in recent years. These ductless systems are a great way to heat your home and provide easy home heating or cooling.
Many think ductless mini-splits are just a wall-mounted alternative to a window or central air unit, but that’s not the case. They’re unique units that can be used as part of your HVAC system, and they have distinct benefits over other types of HVAC systems.
Here’s everything you need to know about ductless mini-split units.
What Is a Ductless Mini-Split?
A ductless mini-split system is a heating and cooling unit that operates without the ducts. They consist of an indoor wall-mounted unit, an outdoor compressor/condenser, and a line that links the two pieces together.
Ductless mini-split HVAC systems are especially popular in places where running a duct would be either impossible or expensive. Apartments, businesses, and multi-family housing units are all popular locations to install mini-splits.
Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split System
You can “zone” your heating and cooling by only using one ductless unit at a time. Each unit will have its own thermostat, allowing you to condition each space separately. You can cool or heat only the rooms or space you are using, instead of relying on only one thermostat. Plus, this will allow multiple people in a household to control the individual temperature in each space they are occupying.
Mini-splits are also very energy efficient. Duct losses in a standard central air system can account for 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning. Since mini-splits don’t require the use of ducts, no energy is lost during operation.
Mini-split units are also quieter than forced central air or window units. The loudest components of mini-split systems are housed outside of the building. So if you’re looking for quiet HVAC solutions, you should consider a ductless mini-split.
Installing a Ductless Mini-Split Unit
Another benefit ductless mini-splits have over traditional cooling is their ease of installation. A small hole can be drilled in the wall for the line connecting the indoor wall-mounted unit and the outdoor compressor/condenser. This helps preserve existing walls and prevents expensive and time-consuming repairs.
While these units are much easier to install than others, it’s still recommended that you hire a professional for both convenience and prevent voiding your warranty, as well as safely handing refrigerant per EPA guidelines.
Looking to Install a Ductless Mini-Split?
If you’re looking to install a ductless mini-split HVAC system, the experts at Pearce Heating and Air Conditioning can help. We’ve been in business since 1972, focusing on serving the Conway, Arkansas area.
We believe in delivering the highest level of customer service. We cultivate long-term customer relationships.
Don’t delay, schedule your appointment today and see (and feel!) the benefits of ductless mini-split units for yourself.