You may have heard the term, Ductless Mini-Split AC System, but exactly what is a mini-split and under what circumstances would it be beneficial?
Unlike a traditional central AC system which produces cool air from a single source and then delivers it throughout a home using a series of air ducts, a mini-split system makes use of an outdoor compressor/condenser and an air-handling unit mounted to an interior wall of a room.
Here are 5 benefits of a ductless mini-split ac
For older homes, a mini-split system gives you the ability to easily install an efficient cooling system without the added expense and difficulty of retrofitting ductwork necessary to utilize a central air conditioning system. A mini-split can be installed in many types of situations such as home additions, new construction. You can also install a mini-split to improve the climate control of a particular room which may not be properly served by an existing central air system.
Reduction in Energy Costs
Ductless mini-split AC systems use less electricity than their central air counterparts. It also saves money due to the fact that a homeowner can choose not to cool certain unoccupied rooms (i.e. a guest room, den) thereby reducing their overall energy bill.
Ease of Installation, Minimal Disruption
Typically, a ductless mini-split AC system can be installed within a day (depending upon the number of rooms needed to be addressed). Installation of a conventional central AC system could take up to a few weeks due to the ductwork involved. This installation process can therefore be disruptive to your family’s daily life. Mini-split systems don’t utilize ductwork and instead use relatively small pipes making it is less invasive than conventional HVAC systems.
Improved Air Quality
Unlike a conventional central air system where the air ducts even when professional cleaned, can leave dust and allergens behind, a ductless air mini-split cooling systems, utilizes multi-stage filtration which can significantly minimize dust, bacteria and allergens in the air.
More Eco Friendly
A ductless mini-split AC is a more energy efficient system that a conventional HVAC system because you don’t have to cool your entire home if there are certain rooms which are not regularly occupied, thus reducing energy consumption which reduces its carbon footprint. A ductless mini-split system also utilizes R410A, a more eco-friendly refrigerant that is recognized for its zero ozone depletion potential.