The Top 7 Benefits Of A Ductless Split System

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Many homeowners have begun to take an interest in ductless mini-split units. As one would probably gather from the name, a ductless system does not require a system of ducts to distribute conditioned air throughout the home. However, this type of system is still able to deliver the heating, and cooling homeowners expect. Is a ductless system the right choice for your home? Before making a decision, keep reading to discover some ductless split system benefits.

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Understanding The Ductless Mini-Split System

Essentially, ductless mini-split systems are simply heating and cooling systems that provide conditioned air without the need for a serious of ducts. Additionally, ductless systems allow heating and cooling that can be individualized for specific rooms in your home.

There are two main components to a ductless system. The indoor component is the air handler, and the outdoor unit is the system’s condenser. These two units are connected using cables as well as a drain line and tubing. The indoor unit delivers conditioned air to the interior rooms and living spaces.

Mini-split systems typically have multiple air handlers, each being independently controlled for the desired indoor temperature. The heat pump, located outdoors, will either distribute or absorb heat, depending on whether you’re heating or cooling your home.

A ductless mini-split system can be set up as either a single-zone or multi-zone system. With the single zone system, conditioned air will be for a single room or space in your home. This type of system is commonly used in areas of a home that are under-served, such as a troublesome room, new addition, patio, or basement. On the other hand, the multi-zone system is capable of delivering conditioned air to several rooms or areas in the home. However, with the multi-zone system, the temperature can be set independently for each room.

One of the great benefits of a ductless split system is that it can provide independent heating and cooling to various spaces throughout the home, ensuring personalized comfort. Ductless mini-split systems are also very reliable and efficient. With proper maintenance, this type of system can provide many years of reliable heating and cooling for a fraction of the cost.

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Energy Efficiency & Ductless HVAC Systems

Ductless systems have received high marks for their energy efficiency. Typically, they have earned an Energy Star rating for their efficient performance. You can also save more energy and money because the system can easily be programmed to deliver cool or heated air only to the rooms or zones that you designate. Additional savings can be had from turning off the indoor air handler in any room that is not being occupied or used at the time.

Improved Indoor Air Quality With Mini-Split Systems

A mini-split system does more than simply deliver conditioned air. This type of system can also help improve indoor air quality. The advanced filtration of a ductless system can trap harmful particulates and prevent them from being distributed throughout your home.

Ducts are notorious for trapping and collecting pollutants and debris. With a ductless system, there is no ductwork, so there is no place for harmful particulates to become trapped.

Additionally, unlike typical window air conditioners, a ductless system does not collect dust, bacteria, mold, or other microorganisms. The ductless units include easy to clean, high-efficiency air filters.


Ductless Zoning For Improved Home Comfort

Zoning is probably one of the best features you’ll find in ductless mini-split systems. This zoning gives you the ability to assign specific spaces or rooms to different zones. Then, the temperature in each zone can be individually set to suit the heating and cooling needs of that area. With customized comfort, you’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable indoor temperature. Multi-zone ductless units are designed to provide quiet operation. This means you can enjoy a distraction-free, noise-free environment.

Installation Of Ductless HVAC Systems

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A ductless HVAC system is fairly easy to install, especially considering that there is no ductwork system that needs to be included. Typically, homeowners can expect their new ductless system to be installed in a single day. If you will be home during the installation process, rest assured that you will, for the most part, be able to take care of what you need to do without any interruptions. The absence of ducts means that you won’t have to worry about getting special permits or building walls to accommodate a duct system. To connect the outdoor unit with the indoor component, the service technician will only need to drill a 3-inch hole in the wall.

Lower Heating And Cooling Costs For Your Home

There are some experts who estimate heating and cooling costs could be cut by approximately 30% by switching from a traditional AC system to a ductless system. Since a ductless HVAC system is highly efficient, it will use less energy without having to sacrifice when it comes to performance. Furthermore, once you leave a room, you can turn off the unit so that you are not heating or cooling a room that is not in use.

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Lower Your Carbon Footprint with Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning

With high efficiency ductless mini-split systems, you’ll not only be able to reduce your costs for heating and cooling, but you’ll also use less energy, so your carbon footprint is also reduced. Ductless systems place less of a burden on our environment as well as your pocket.

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Flexible Solutions For Heating And Cooling

Ductless heating and cooling systems offer a wide range of different applications for residential as well as commercial properties. They are ideal for new additions, attics, small rooms, basements, and offices. They can also help solve indoor heating and cooling problems, like rooms that have temperatures that run higher or lower than other areas of the home or building.

Many homeowners, even if they already have a traditional central HVAC system will use a ductless system to lower their heating and cooling bills since ductless systems are more energy-efficient. A ductless system is also a great way to create a more comfortable environment in existing structures, such as historic homes that lack HVAC duct systems.

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A ductless heating and cooling system offer many advantages that more conventional HVAC systems can’t match. These systems offer high efficiency, provide consistent heating and cooling, reduced energy costs, and offer ease of installation. With a ductless system, you’ll also be able to enjoy heating and cooling in zoned areas that give you the benefit of controlling your indoor environment, allowing you to customize the area for the comfort level that best suits you. Are you ready for the comfort of ductless heating and cooling? Give your trusted HVAC company a call to discuss your specific needs.

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Wilcox Energy guarantees the most competitive HVAC services in the area. If you need to replace your HVAC system, we can offer expert help in choosing the system that’s right for your home while also keeping costs within your budget. We, as always, make energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and comfort top priorities. Give Wilcox Energy a call to schedule your free appointment for an in-home estimate.

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