Is A Ductless Mini Split System the Right HVAC For Your Home or Office?
If you’re tired of dealing with an older, out of date, or inefficient heating and cooling system in your home or office, there’s a new alternative to consider: the ductless mini-split system! This great new adaptation of heat pump technology may not be right for everyone, but it has some impressive benefits for those who are a good fit.
A ductless split mini system works basically like any other heat pump. Rather than using electricity or gas to ‘brute force’ temperature changes, it moves heat via fluids in pipes between indoors and outdoors. The difference is, instead of a large central unit as in typical heat pumps, ductless split minis instead utilize smaller individual units in each room.
This brings a number of benefits:
1. Upgrading the air conditioning in buildings without ducts
If your home or office lacks central air ducts, you probably don’t want to pay the huge cost of installing ductwork. Split minis bypass this because they only use small pipes, resulting in faster installations and far less physical operation of your property.
2. Cost savings
Like all heat pumps, a ductless mini-split system is extremely energy efficient. You’ll lower your energy bills and help reduce the overuse of electricity in your area. Installing split minis is also great for companies looking to ‘go green’ or qualify for clean energy government rebates. Either way, the system will quickly pay for itself in long-term cost savings.
3. Individual room-by-room climate control
Are you in a situation where you want or need to keep different rooms at different temperatures? Since split mini-systems have a separate HVAC unit in each room, this is easy to accomplish! They’re also perfect if you have rooms that you don’t want linked to other rooms via ductwork, such as labs working with noxious chemicals, or a smoking room within a house.
Or you can easily shut down the climate control in rooms not in use, to further save energy until they’re needed.
4. Improve indoor air quality
Ductless mini-split systems don’t pull in air from the outdoors, which means they also aren’t pulling in pollution, pollen, or other harmful contaminants. This is great for people with allergies or other respiratory issues, who need the cleanest air possible.