The right AC unit can make all the difference in your family’s comfort. While many households use systems that rely on extensive ductwork, single and multi-zone ductless mini-splits have become an increasingly popular cooling option. The guide below explains their benefits.
How Ductless Mini-Splits Systems Work
With traditional HVAC systems, the outdoor condenser produces cooled air that gets distributed to vents through duct channels. Each room is heated or cooled based on the setting of the control thermostat for the entire house.
By contrast, ductless mini-split units are connected to the outdoor condenser by a small hole in the wall for the refrigerant lines. Because of this direct connection to the cooling source, residents have individual control of each unit in a mini-split system.
Single-zone mini-splits are often used for home remodeling projects that add a new room to the house or when finishing an attic or basement. Usually a cheaper and easier solution than adding new ductwork, this method also allows homeowners to control the temperature settings in this new area separately from the rest of the house.
Multi-Zone Ductless Mini-Splits
A multi-zone HVAC system uses one condenser unit to power as many as eight indoor mini-split units. Each indoor unit can be controlled individually, creating several heating and cooling zones inside your house. This way, you can keep the kitchen cool while preparing meals, while your teenager who prefers warmer temperatures can use a higher setting for their bedroom. You can also shut off a zone for a room that isn’t being used, reducing energy costs. Many families install multi-zone systems when replacing an old, failing HVAC system in their current house or building a new home.
If you’re interested in installing ductless mini-splits for your home, contact Jon’s Plumbing & Heating in Mount Vernon, OH. Serving the Knox County area since 1998, we are a Mitsubishi® Diamond Preferred Contractor and can install a system that will improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. To learn more about our services, visit us online. Call (740) 392-5667 to schedule an appointment.