Most homeowners are most familiar with central air conditioners and furnaces, but you shouldn’t forget about additional solutions such as ductless mini-split systems.
Ductless mini-split systems are a new type of ductless heating and cooling. Ductless systems eliminate ducts to heat and cool individual rooms at a time. They offer more targeted temperature control, improved comfort, and greater energy efficiency.
How Do Ductless Mini-Split Systems Work?
Mini-splits are basically heat pumps that deliver electric heating and cooling using refrigerant to transfer heat from inside a building to outside, to offer efficient cooling in summer. In winter, a reversing valve operates the same system backward, heating your home in the winter by removing heat from outdoor air and depositing it inside.
As their name indicates, the main difference between mini-splits and heat pumps is that mini-split systems are ductless and therefore eliminate the need for ductwork. The indoor unit is an air handler that mounts directly to the wall or ceiling in the space you want to heat and cool. Electrical wiring, copper tubes, and a condensate drain line connect to an outdoor condensing unit through a small in-wall conduit. This exterior outdoor unit looks similar to a heat pump condenser or an air conditioner.
Multiple indoor units can be connected to one outdoor condenser, enabling you to heat and cool your full house with a single ductless system if desired. Indoor temperature zoning becomes practical and cost-effective, allowing you to choose when, where, and how much to heat and cool individual rooms.
Is a Ductless Mini-Split the Best Option for My Home?
Mini-splits are an excellent option for the majority of households. A ductless mini-split is often the best solution for homeowners wishing to retrofit a home that lacks existing ductwork to be heated and cooled efficiently. Additionally, you can turn off heat and air conditioning to unoccupied areas to save on your heating and cooling bills and direct extra heating or cooling to rooms that are hard to keep comfortable.
Ductless systems are also great for heating and cooling residence additions such as sunrooms without the hassle of installing ductwork or using space heaters or window AC units.
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What are the Advantages of a Mini-Split System?
More and more Scottsdale homeowners are installing ductless mini-splits, since they are highly effective systems. However, you may still be wondering if you should choose one over a conventional furnace and air conditioner.
Here are some advantages to consider:
- Avoid the hidden issues of ductwork: By delivering heated and cooled air directly, air doesn’t traverse leaky air ducts on its way to all rooms. This can reduce your heating and cooling costs as much as 30 percent. Additionally, if your residence doesn’t already include ducts, you avoid the inconvenience, price, and loss of interior space associated with adding them.
- Select the best setting for every room: By configuring zoned heating and cooling from a ductless mini-split, you can keep your home office at a crisper temperature while maintaining a warm nursery for the baby—all while maximizing your energy efficiency.
- Avoid heating and cooling vacant areas: While shutting supply registers in a central HVAC system can damage or strain the system, independent air handlers in each room are designed to enable you to heat and cool specific spaces only when you need them.
Depend on Scottsdale HVAC Repair Pros for Your Mini-Split Air System
Ductless mini-splits call for careful sizing and expert installation to guarantee reliable and efficient performance. We are knowledgeable in mini-split installation in Scottsdale, and we can help you decide if a mini-split system is best for your needs.
Once the exact equipment sizes and models are specified, we will install the system to make your house as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible.
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