Ductless heating and cooling systems, also known as mini-splits, are popular choices for old houses or those with limited space for ductwork. They operate by transferring heat via refrigeration lines to an outdoor compressor. Besides their compact size, here’s how your home can benefit from installing a ductless system.
Why Install a Ductless Heating & Cooling System?
1. Energy Efficiency
Mini-split systems don’t require venting or ductwork; instead, hot or cold air blows directly into a room from the unit itself. As a result, air loss and thermal leakage become problems of the past. This makes ductless systems more energy-efficient than central furnaces or AC systems, helping to reduce your carbon footprint.
2. Improved Air Quality
Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air when it circulates through dirty ductwork. Air ducts must be cleaned regularly to remove dust and allergens, but a mini-split system uses multi-stage filtration to eliminate dust, pollen, bacteria, and other particulates. If you experience seasonal allergies, a ductless system is easy to keep clean and provides superior allergen filtration.
3. Money Savings
As more efficient systems, mini-splits use less power to operate than traditional forced-air units. Also, they allow homeowners to create conditioned zones, so rooms that aren’t in use don’t get heated or cooled. This saves even more money on operation costs.
4. Zoned Comfort
As previously mentioned, ductless heating and cooling systems offer zoned comfort, meaning you can heat or cool specific rooms to separate temperatures. For example, you can cool a sunroom while heating the basement. This way, everyone gets to be comfortable—no more fighting over the thermostat because upstairs is hotter than the lower levels.
To take advantage of a mini-split system for your home, contact Jon’s Plumbing & Heating of Mount Vernon, OH. Our licensed HVAC contractors are dedicated to providing customers with unparalleled service and customer satisfaction—the job isn’t complete until you say so. To speak with a friendly representative about your heating and cooling options, call (740) 392-5667. Visit our website to learn more about our services.