Are Ductless Mini-Split Systems More Efficient Than Standard HVAC Systems?
Both central HVAC and ductless mini-split systems can effectively cool your home. However, one of them is more efficient than the other. In this article, we’ll discuss why installing ductless mini-split systems could be more cost-effective than a central air conditioning unit.
Central Air Conditioning
Central air conditioners are quite effective at controlling your home’s temperature. It’s one of the most common cooling systems in the US and is ideal for larger homes. The standard HVAC system circulates the cooled air throughout your living spaces via the ductwork and a blower. It is controlled by a thermostat, which helps regulates the temperature in your entire home. The good thing about the standard HVAC system is that it comes with filtration options, making them more robust than the mini-splits. You can easily integrate your humidifiers, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers into your standard cooling system. If your home already has ductwork, it might be more cost effective to replace components on your standard HVAC system.
However, since you won’t be able to do room-by-room temperature control, it might not be the most efficient choice, especially when you’re also cooling other rooms that are not in use. Also, there is a need to maintain the ductwork, which can be an additional cost.
Why Install Ductless Mini-Splits
Compared to the standard HVAC systems, you can save more energy and money with the ductless mini-splits. This cooling system has two main components: the outdoor compressor and the indoor evaporator. Unlike central air conditioning, you won’t need to install any ductwork with the ductless mini-splits.
In this cooling system, each home will have its own unit, and you can control the temperature in each of the rooms separately using a remote control. It’s more energy-efficient as there’s no need to cool the entire home. You can simply turn off the air conditioning to the other rooms that are not in use.
Ductless mini-splits are also a lot easier to install than standard HVAC systems. You can choose from floor-mounted, wall-mounted, or concealed mini-split systems for your home. Get in touch with us to help you make an informed decision on what type of mini-split to install for your home.
One of the disadvantages is the upfront cost of the ductless mini-split. They cost more than the standard HVAC systems. However, you get to save energy and money in the long run.
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Can’t decide what type of cooling system to install? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than happy to discuss the differences between the two systems and help you decide which one to install for your home. Call us today for an appointment!