A ductless mini-split does not need air ducts to operate. A ductless mini-split system usually consists of an outdoor unit and one indoor unit, connected by refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The indoor unit is often wall-mounted, and delivers heated or cooled air directly into the living space-no ductwork is needed. The only modification to your home for this unit is making a hole through the wall that is just large enough for a flexible tube that delivers air and power to the indoor unit. Here is everything you need to know about the benefits of ductless mini-split systems and why you should have one.
1. Compact Size & Flexible Zoning
Mini-split systems are usually small in size and provide flexibility in terms of zoning. Essentially, they are zoned systems. Each indoor unit usually controls the temperature in a separate room or zone. Indoor units have their own remote thermostats, so different temperatures can be maintained in different rooms.
Several models have up to 4 indoor air-handling units connected to one outdoor unit. This allows the unit to heat and cool several rooms or zones within the home. With a mini-split, you only have to heat or cool the rooms you’re using.
2. Healthier Indoor Air Quality
Ductless mini-split systems have their own filter housed inside the indoor unit. The air inside a single room goes through the filtration process without mixing with air from other areas of your house. Without ductwork, extra contamination is substantially eliminated.
A central air conditioning system (with ductwork) usually circulates dirt, dust, pollen, and other debris as it moves air throughout the ducts. With a ductless mini-split system, the aspect of circulating contaminants is eliminated from your air conditioning system. You experience healthier and cleaner indoor air with a ductless mini-split.
3. Easy Installation
When compared to other types of residential and commercial space heating and cooling systems, the ease of installation for ductless mini-split systems is quite remarkable. The connection between the indoor and outdoor systems units can be achieved with a conduit inserted via a three-inch hole made through the wall.
Since mini-split manufacturing companies can supply you with varied conduit lengths, you can place your outdoor unit up to 50 feet away from the indoor unit or any other desired specific place. This is helpful when you want to install the compressor/condenser unit on an exterior side wall of a building while cooling rooms are located in the front or back areas of a home, office building, showroom, etc.
4. Reduces Energy Costs Due to Increased Efficiency
Ductless air conditioning unit systems are energy efficient and this saves you energy and money. Traditional HVAC systems sometimes develop leaks in the ductwork and this reduces their efficiency. With a ductless system, you avoid this problem entirely. You can as well switch off units in rooms that aren’t in use rather than continue to cool the whole house. Additionally, ductless air conditioners use variable speed compressors that continuously make adjustments to keep your home at the desired temperatures while maintaining energy efficiency.
5. Whisper Quiet
Ductless mini-split systems usually run at around 19 decibels, which means they are quieter than whispering voices, rustling leaves, and babbling brooks. This makes these units especially appealing in places where quiet is needed, such as the bedroom, nursery, or office spaces. They are very quiet systems, especially when compared with the quietest window air conditioners, which hover around 43 decibels on low settings.
Why Choose Maffei Services
We provide free cost estimates on all ductless mini-split system installations so that you don’t have to worry about surprise fees. Plus, all installations are backed with manufacturer warranties and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. When you need rapid and reliable plumbing & HVAC service for your home in Northeastern Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire, you can rely on the expertise and professionalism provided by the team at Maffei Services. Contact us to learn more and get started.