Ductless Mini Splits – AC or with Heat Pump
Ductless mini splits are a long-lasting and energy-efficient solution for your home. This system is most commonly used in homes where boilers are used to heat without ductwork. Before these were invented, these homes relied on window ac units. So, older homes lacking duct-work need not worry because there is the ductless mini-split option. If you purchase a model with a heat pump, you can distribute cold and warm air in your home. Today we are going to talk about what mini splits are, how they work, and their benefits.
What Are Ductless Mini Splits?
Ductless mini splits control the temperature in individual rooms and spaces. They’re great for homes with “non-ducted” heating systems. Also, an excellent consideration when adding an addition to your home. While not as popular as traditional heating and cooling systems, they are great solutions for the whole home or new constructions. Homeowners can also heat and cool up to 8 indoor units to only one outdoor unit.
How They Work
Ductless mini splits have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit, also known as an evaporator. Essentially only needing a three-inch hole through the wall so the outdoor and indoor parts of the unit can connect. This is where you will find the housing of all cables, copper tubing, and a condensation line.
Due to their design, mini-splits having little-to-no ducts, avoid the energy losses associated with the duct-work of central forced air systems cutting back on energy waste.
They are more energy-efficient than the standard window-mounted AC units. More than 30% of energy consumption is caused by duct losses costing you more on your monthly utility bills.
There are several benefits that come from the installation of ductless mini-splits beyond just saving on your energy costs. If you are wanting to control comfort levels in individual rooms this is your perfect option.
Whenever extending or installing duct-work is not possible ductless mini-splits are a great solution for homeowners. This is common when adding an addition to the home.
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