Advantages of Ductless Mini-Splits
Ignoring the ductless option could mean a missed opportunity to increase the comfort of your family, patrons, and employees. Minimal noise, compact size, and cost savings are among the advantages of ductless air conditioning.
Zoned comfort: Each air handler heats or cools a specific area and comes with its own thermostat. This allows you to regulate the temperature from room to room for customized comfort.
Greater efficiency: As conditioned air travels through your air ducts, you will lose a certain amount of air. In a ducted system, energy loss can account for 30 percent of your energy consumption. Ductless systems avoid this energy loss because the conditioned air is blown directly into each zone rather than passing through ductwork.
Ease of installation: The hook-up between the indoor and outdoor units only requires a 3- to 4-inch hole drilled through the wall to hold the conduit. In most cases, it only takes one day to install your mini-split.
Mini-splits have the same reputation for ruggedness and energy efficiency as its forced-air HVAC systems. Ductless units offers both single-zone comfort and multi-zone comfort.
Most homes get different sun exposure throughout the day. Zoning systems give you room by room control, letting you keep your home consistently comfortable. Direct more heated or cooled air where it is needed – and less where it isn’t. Room by room or zone by zone, you will enjoy steady precise comfort on demand.
A multi-zone (also called a multi-split) ductless system connects an outdoor unit to one or more indoor units, letting you control the temperature in several different zones of your home. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems are a type of multi-zone ductless systems. VRF systems are energy efficient, and they can be used to heat one zone while cooling a different zone at the same time. Multi-Zone ductless systems control the temperature in multiple rooms or your entire home by connecting one outdoor unit to multiple indoor units.
Ductless systems allow for flexibility. A single-zone (also called a mini-split) ductless system allows you to control the temperature of one room by connecting an outdoor unit to an indoor unit, with no ductwork needed. An outdoor mini-split unit is placed outside your home and is connected to an indoor mini-split unit by small cables and a refrigerant line through a hole in the wall.