Mini-split, commonly referred to as ductless air conditioning systems, offer numerous installation options in residential and commercial buildings.
Mini-split systems have two main components: an indoor air-handling unit and an outdoor compressor. The indoor and outdoor units are linked together by a conduit.
When selecting a heating or cooling system for your home, a mini-split ductless air conditioning system could be a very practical option. Due to their numerous benefits, they’ve become increasingly popular in homes. Here are the 7 main benefits:
- Size– Mini-splits are smaller than traditional units and can be installed almost anywhere on a wall including high up in typically hard to reach areas.
- Ductless– In older homes or small spaces with limited areas for duct work, you can hook up multiple rooms to the same system.
- Cost efficient– Mini-split air conditioners are a high efficiency solution for maximizing your comfort and energy savings.
- Maximum comfort– Since you can control each mini-split system separately, you can reach the temperature you want in each room as they are occupied.
- Flexible applications– Mini-splits can be suspended from a ceiling, hung on a wall, or mounted flush into a drop ceiling. One outdoor equipment can heat and cool 1 to 6 rooms for maximum flexibility.
- Quiet– Mini-splits are extremely quiet.
- Improve indoor air quality– Often the quality of indoor air can be lower than the quality of outdoor air. With traditional HVAC systems, air ducts must be professionally cleaned on a regular basis and even after cleaning dust and allergens are left behind. With ductless air conditioning and heating systems however, they offer multi-stage filtration that can drastically reduce dust, bacteria, pollen, allergens and other particulates in the air.
The small size of a ductless cooling system and its zoning capabilities allows for greater energy efficiency. Ductless heating and air conditioning systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, which means they are far more energy efficient than the minimum standards set forth by the U.S. federal government. Improved efficiency saves money, of course, but it also helps reduce your total carbon output. Instead of conditioning the entire house all the time, mini-split systems allow you to control the temperature in each room. They only use as much energy as they need to when people are in each room, whereas systems with ducts can consume 30% or more energy.
Additionally, ductless systems take advantage of advances in chemistry to reduce effects on the environment. Ductless systems use a refrigerant called R410A, which is known for its zero ozone depletion potential.
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