What Is A Ductless Mini-Split System?￼
A ductless mini-split system is ideal for home and commercial space owners who require flexible heating and cooling options. The system can keep a specific room or space at the ideal temperature. It is also the perfect solution for buildings that don’t have a central HVAC system in place. Before investing in the system, learn what makes it tick, the many benefits it offers, and how it is different from traditional options.
What Is A Ductless-Mini Split?
As is apparent from the name, a ductless mini-split does not require air ducts to work. Unlike a traditional AC, which circulates air throughout a whole home via a single unit, these systems are designed to serve a single area or room.
Each ductless system has its evaporator coil and fan. It is one of the main reasons they are considered the most flexible options for many homes. They are especially beneficial for heating and cooling hard-to-reach spaces.
The system still has an indoor and outdoor unit, which is split, thus the name. This is different from a completely packaged system. The heating and cooling equipment is in a single unit which is outdoors. Ductless systems are small or ‘mini’ because they are smaller than traditional HVAC systems.
How It Works
A ductless mini-split works just like an HVAC system does. The refrigerant in the system absorbs the heat from the air in the home and transfers it outside during the summer months and it reverses in the winter months, picking up heat from outside and transferring it into your home.
When Should You Get a Ductless Mini-Split Systems
You should get a ductless mini-split system if you need independent and flexible heating or cooling system for the following spaces:
●Updates to detached homes such as a workshop.
Top Benefits of Getting a Ductless Mini-Split System
Some of the best benefits you can get from a ductless system include the following:
Fulfill Unique AC Needs
Mini-split systems can be tailored as per your heating and cooling needs. As mentioned before, they can be designed to treat the air in a specific space. It can cover five zones from a single condenser. Plus, each air handler comes with its own thermostat, so you can control how much energy is used per space. The ductless systems are small enough to fit into tiny or pre-existing spaces that may not be able to accommodate duct-based systems. It’s what makes ductless systems great for tiny homes or for people who are downsizing to a smaller house.
Highly Energy Efficient
Ductless systems do not use as much energy as their central air conditioning counterparts. That’s because the design allows the system to avoid the energy loss that ductwork is notorious for, as per the US Department of energy. These systems have an inverter compressor or a mini-split system rather than a rotary one which can use up a lot of energy. That is why the system uses just enough power to maintain the desired temperature. It idles till the temperature drops or rises, after which it kicks into gear.
Tailored Air Handlers
No two mini ductless systems are the same since each is custom-made according to the user’s needs. For instance, you can choose to have an evaporator installed as per the space the system is meant for or because of the overall aesthetic. A reliable air conditioning service and provider can fit you with the ideal setup.
Adjust Temperatures Per Room
Unlike the all-encompassing heating and cooling that a central air conditioner provides, a ductless mini-split system can maintain different temperatures in its installed spaces. This way, it can be tailored as per each family member’s needs. Each space will have its own climate. Say goodbye to fights over the thermostat. Your bedroom needs to be toastier, but the kitchen needs to cool off? They are both possible at the same time with a mini-split system.
Clean Indoor Air
Air ducts in traditional heating and cooling units have to be cleaned every few years. If the household members have allergies, or asthma, the frequency of those services increases, which increases yearly costs.
Throw in the monthly cost of new filters and maintenance, and the bills keep piling up before your energy bills arrive. Since ductless mini-splits don’t have ducts, they don’t accumulate dander, dust, and other allergens that have to be flushed out regularly. Plus, the systems have reusable filters, so you don’t need to buy new ones every month. Just wash them and pop them back in.
Contact Allbritten for a New Ductless Mini-Split Today!
Get a mini ductless system, whether you want to upgrade to a new and more energy-efficient heating and cooling system or are fed up with paying excessive energy bills. The team at Allbritten can install one for you. All you need to do is give us a call, and we will visit you for a free in-home inspection and estimation of costs. Give us a call today!