Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems offer you a space-saving alternative to large conventional heat pumps, air conditioners and furnaces. If mini-splits are properly sized for your home, they are just as effective and powerful as larger units that involve bulky networks of ducts to deliver air conditioning around homes.
A central outdoor unit is the main controller of a ductless mini-split air conditioning system. You can attach as many as four smaller units to it through a wall conduit. The great thing about mini-splits is that, when deciding where to put them, you’re not hindered by duct arrangements.
This means you can focus on cooling and heating rooms or spaces that are used often, leaving those that are used less frequently with no air conditioning. All four of the air-handling units can operate separately, thereby reducing overall energy use.
Mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient. They reduce the energy that’s often lost with ducted air conditioning. They also help improve the quality of indoor air. No air is circulated through ducts, so there are fewer airborne contaminants and particles in your air. This cuts down on the aggravation of allergies and respiratory problems like asthma.
Small mini-splits give you numerous options for room design and arrangement because they can be positioned almost anywhere, and even incorporated into a room’s design.
The initial expense of a ductless mini-split system is about 30 percent more than central cooling and heating systems – and twice more expensive than window air conditioners. But, the advantages and convenience of mini-split air conditioning easily justify the initial outlay.