If you’re considering a new heating and cooling system installation or are shopping around for replacement models in Monsey, Design Air encourages you to take a few moments to learn about the benefits presented by ductless mini split systems. Like a traditional central air heating and cooling system, ductless mini splits offer heating and cooling capabilities with a number of additional benefits and some advantages over ducted systems. Here is some information to get you started.
What Are Ductless Mini Splits?
A ductless mini split is a heating and cooling system that does not rely on ductwork for air dispersal. While a ductless system does include an outdoor compressor unit like a traditional forced air system, it is connected to the indoor air handler by a simple conduit containing power, refrigerant and, sometimes, drainage lines. Inside, wall mounted air handlers handle the conditioning and distribution of air directly. Thanks to this design, the installation of bulky ductwork is not necessary.
Benefits of Ductless Mini Splits
Ductless mini splits are ideal for homes that cannot accommodate the installation of ductwork as well as for those customers wishing to avoid the expense and potential energy loss associated with ductwork. There are a number of other benefits as well, including:
- Easy installation: Because of their design, a ductless split system is easy to install. All that is needed is a three inch hole drilled in your wall to allow the conduit to pass through. This installation style keeps your home more secure. Plus, the noisy components of the system are still left outside.
- Zone control: Zone control is a great way to increase energy efficiency and potentially save money. A ductless mini split system can utilize up to four air handlers per outdoor compressor unit. By using individual thermostats you can create temperature control zones in your home to heat and cool different areas to specific temperatures. This means you do not have to pay to heat unoccupied bedrooms or to cool downstairs rooms while everyone is asleep.
- Less potential energy loss: Ductwork is a very common culprit when it comes to energy loss. Don’t pay to heat or cool air only to never have it reach its intended destination. Ductless mini splits don’t suffer this problem because they eliminate the necessity for ducts from the picture.
We hope that this information is of use to you. If ductless mini splits sound like an intriguing option for installation or replacement service in your Monsey home, call Design Air today. We have the answers to any questions you may have.