Is a Ductless Mini-Split an Option For You?

IMG 4526

Have you made additions to your home and some spaces aren’t cooling well? Or do you have existing rooms that you want to have AC installed in? As you’re doing your research and weighing out your options, did you know that ductless cooling is a great option for many homes. If you’re introducing cooling to a home without an existing AC system or are looking for new ways to make your home more efficient, maybe a ductless mini split is the option for you. Here are some of the benefits of ductless air conditioning.

No Ductwork & Can Be Controlled Remotely

They require no ductwork! The biggest advantage of ductless air conditioning is the most obvious: it doesn’t require a complex installation, costly ducts associated with typical whole home cooling. This makes permanent space cooling systems possible in rooms with little air flow, garages, sheds, tiny homes, and home workout areas. It also eliminates many of the energy efficiencies associated with regular ducts. They offer room by room cooling control. Another massive pro of going ductless is that, so long as you install multi-zone ductless air conditioning with one air handler (the unit mounted to the wall inside your home) installed in each room, you’ll be able to control the temperature of each zone individually (with a handy remote)! This is ideal for large families or those who want a cooler temp in the bedroom or office but prefer things warmer in the living room. For a small home with only a few rooms, our service technician can complete the job in as little as a day.

More Secure and Efficient Than Window Unit with Increased Energy Efficiency

They help reduce energy usage; did you know that typical forced air systems can be extremely inefficient? This is because the ductwork may have gaps, tears, and weaknesses that create heating and cooling losses. If you’re looking to switch from energy taking window units, you can count on a significantly lower energy bill when temps increase and decrease. Window units, though the upfront costs are lower, you’ll wind up paying more in energy costs, maintenance, and replacement over time, let’s not forget about the damage it does to the windows of where they are installed at. 

More Seamless  to Install

Low maintenance and simple to install, compared with installing extremely costly and complex duct work, which you’ll need for central air conditioning, ductless AC installation is simpler, quicker, and less expensive overall. While you will need an HVAC professional for installation, maintenance is generally easier and more user friendly throughout the life of your ductless system. A home with a few rooms could be installed in less than a few days.

Not as Noisy

This makes these units especially appealing in places where quiet is needed, such as the bedroom, the nursery, or the home office. 

It’s Versatile (Ductless Mini-Split Systems Can Cool & Heat)

Some come with heating, many people don’t realize that when you install a ductless air conditioner, you’re probably adding the option to heat as well. This depends on your configuration and the equipment you choose, but, if you want to add a heating component, it’s extremely easy to do so and won’t necessarily cost you more. This can help you run a more efficient household in the winter by lessening some of the burden on your furnace.

Less Expensive to Add to an Existing House

Ductless systems are often the less expensive option, installing a ductless mini-split system will ring up for less than installing whole-home ductwork from scratch. The Ductless system indoor unit is installed in your desired room on the interior wall and the outdoor unit is installed on the exterior wall of where the indoor unit was installed.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

They purify the air. A big bonus of ductless systems is that, as they cool and heat your space, they’re also pulling contaminants, allergens, dust, and dirt from the air in your home. This can help make the environment much more comfortable for the allergy sufferers in the family. On top of that, remember that these units effectively pull moisture from the air, which means they can deter the growth of mold, mildew, and many models also feature a “dry mode” option to dehumidify without cooling.

A ductless air conditioning is a must to consider for the modern homeowner because it’s more affordable, more flexible, and more efficient than installing central air for a small space or energy-hogging window units. For longevity on a newly installed ductless system we recommend cleaning your washable filters on a monthly basis and scheduling a maintenance of your system at least once a year. It’s important to have a licensed technician clean the evaporator, blower wheel and condenser coils at least once a year for proper operation and energy savings. Total Air can make your home more comfortable and more efficient. Call us today for a quote (936) 890-4070.