You may have heard about ductless mini-splits, but do you know about their advantages?
A Flexible Solution
The most common HVAC systems are central air conditioners and heat pumps that use ducts to deliver conditioned air throughout a building.
Ductless mini-splits are more flexible because they don’t use ductwork. All that’s needed is a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units, along with access to electricity and a place to mount the units. Mini-splits can be installed in either new or existing construction.
Traditional heating and cooling units can run inefficiently for a number of reasons. The actual units are larger than a ductless system, meaning they consume more power. Also, conditioned air can be lost through gaps in the ductwork before it ever reaches its intended destination.
Ductless mini-splits are smaller than traditional HVAC systems which means they use less power. In addition, the temperature-controlled air is delivered directly into a room instead of throughout an entire building. This means that you don’t heat or cool rooms that aren’t occupied.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that indoor air quality is typically lower than that of outdoor air? Ductwork collects dust, allergens, bacteria and many other contaminants. Traditional forced air systems blow air directly through these contaminants and into your house.
Mini-splits offer multi-stage filtration that greatly reduces this and creates a healthier indoor environment.
Quicker to Install
Ducted systems can take several weeks to install. They interrupt daily life in the home and can take up valuable real estate due to their size.
Ductless mini-splits can be installed in as little as a day, depending on the number of units required. The pipes required for the systems only require a three-inch hole which makes them easier to integrate into a building.
Interested in Mini-Splits?
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