As the summer heats up, it is time to keep your home cool. If you are considering installing air-conditioning, or replacing your current HVAC system, it is definitely worth looking into a ductless mini-split system. A ductless mini-split is very similar to a traditional HVAC unit – it has an outdoor condenser and an indoor air-handling unit that can provide both heating and cooling.
Traditionally HVAC systems circulate air throughout a home through air ducts that either run under the floor or in the ceiling. Ductless mini-split systems do not require ducts, which means they take up less space and you don’t have to maintain an extensive ductwork system. Ductless mini-splits are ideal in any situation.
Many people will install them if they are building an addition. The original structure may already have a traditional HVAC system with ductwork. Instead of spending money on attaching new ductwork to the original system, just install a separate ductless mini-split for the new space. If the new space is a enclosed sunroom, bonus room, a master bedroom, or guest room, a ductless mini-split would be ideal because you can individually set the temperature.
Updating Window Units
If you live in an older home, and have been surviving on window air conditioning units, upgrading with ductless mini-splits is ideal. Ductless mini-splits do not have air ducts. These require space either below the floor or in the ceiling. If your home doesn’t have existing ductwork, a traditional HVAC system would install them, which would be expensive and time-consuming. Ductless mini-splits are sleek and efficient. To operate, they use a small refrigerant line that runs from indoor air-handling units to the outdoor air compressor.
Ductless mini-splits are great for comfort control. Traditional HVAC units keep the entire space at one temperature. So even those rooms that only get used holidays, and those mostly-empty guest bedrooms are being cooled. Imagine how much money you could save if you only heated and cooled those spaces when needed. Do you live in a home with a very old or very young family member? What you find as a comfortable temperature may not be the same as your elderly mother. Ductless mini-splits are the answer to this dilemma. They can be installed to run up to 8 different zones. Each zone maintains a separate temperature, with up to 8 different thermostats and 8 different air-handlers. Save money and keep your loved ones comfortable with ductless mini-splits.
Save Money – If you are interested in saving money, ductless mini-splits are the way to go. To install a traditional HVAC system, you are looking at between $4,000 and $12,000 – depending on how big your home is and what type of system you choose. Mini-splits run between $3,000 and $5,000. Not only is the system less expensive, it is also more efficient because of zone controls – you can adjust area temperatures based on your needs, rather than keeping the entire home one temperature. Maintaining a mini-split can be easier than a traditional HVAC system because it is smaller.
There are many benefits of ductless mini-splits and they work well in most homes. If you are considering incorporating one into your space, get in touch with Weather Crafters. We can help you determine the best option for your home – whether you should look for a single-zone or multi-zone, and where the optimal place to install it would be. Our staff are very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you might have. Don’t spend another day sweating it out this summer, call Weather Crafters today!