If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you may need to sort through a variety of options to choose the right one. From fuel efficient systems to multi-zone thermostats, there’s a lot to think through before making your final choice. One option homeowners have is to go ductless with a mini-split HVAC system. If you’ve never heard of this one or have more questions than answers, then keep reading as we unpack the benefits of installing a mini-split system in your home.
What is a mini-split system?
The first question you may be asking is what is a mini-split system and how do they work. Mini-splits are typically wall mounted with a condenser/compressor mounted on an exterior wall of your home and air handlers mounted on an interior wall. These two units are connected by conduit and feature customizable options, compact sizes, and easy maintenance for homeowners. These two units work together to provide your living space with heating and cooling all while featuring a ductless delivery (no more duct cleaning) and lowered energy costs.
One benefit of purchasing a mini-split system is ease of installation. Instead of spending hours connecting ductwork to every room in your home, your HVAC technician will drill a hole in your wall and install an exterior unit (condenser/compressor) and use conduit to interior air handlers (you can have as many as you want to customize your HVAC experience). The best benefit is that they are small units and don’t take up space so they are really perfect for any room.
One main feature of mini-split HVAC systems is they can control air in specific rooms depending on where you install the air handling units. This gives you better heating and cooling management – so that the guest room you only use when your in-laws come to visit can be temperature controlled when you’re not using it the other 50 weeks every year. In addition, a ductless mini-split system does not expend as much energy because the air is not forced through ducts traveling to all parts of your home. Studies have shown that you can save up to 30% on energy costs by avoiding duct work and installing a mini-split in your home.
Customizable Mini-Split sizes
Gone are the days of clearing big spaces for your HVAC equipment. Mini-split systems are compact and can fit into any space. The compact air handlers are ideal for all types of rooms and can be installed on the wall, the ceiling, and even the floor.
If you’ve ever wanted to just heat or cool the part of the house you live in, then your wish has been granted. These systems allow for full control of what gets heat/air conditioning and when – and in the end will help you save energy and on your utility bill.
Mini-Split Easy Maintenance
Mini-split systems are easier to maintain when compared to traditional HVAC systems. You’ll need a maintenance appointment once in spring and then you’re ready to experience comfort all year long.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Instead of forcing air through ductwork which can accumulate dust and dirt, mini-split systems have their own filter housed inside each air handler unit. The air inside a single room goes through a filtration process without mixing with air from other rooms. The end result is an improved air quality that filters out dust, pollen, and other allergens, and leaves your family breathing clean, fresh air all year long.
If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, a ductless mini-split system may be just right for your needs. Give our team a call and we’d be happy to answer any questions and help you determine if a mini-split system is right for your home.