Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems offer homeowners a space-saving alternative to larger conventional furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps. When properly sized for your home, mini splits are just as powerful and effective as larger units that rely on a bulky network of ducts to distribute conditioned air around your home.
The main controller of a ductless mini-split system is the central outdoor unit. As many as four smaller air-handling units are attached to this unit through a conduit in your wall. When choosing where to put these units, you are not restricted by ductwork arrangements. You can focus heating or cooling in rooms or areas that are used more frequently, leaving rooms that are used less often unheated or uncooled. Each of the four air-handling units can be operated separately, which reduces overall energy use.
Mini-split systems are very energy efficient, reducing the energy loss that often occurs with ducted systems. Mini splits also help improve indoor air quality. With no air being circulated through ducts, there are fewer airborne particles and contaminants in your home’s air, which cuts down on respiratory issues and the aggravation of allergies or asthma.
The smaller mini-split units give you many options for room arrangement and design. They can be placed almost anywhere you want them. They can easily be incorporated into your room arrangements or simply tucked out of sight.
The initial purchase of a ductless mini-split system can be as much as 30 percent more expensive than central heating and cooling systems, and twice as much as traditional window air conditioners. However, the convenience and advantages of a mini-split system can easily justify a higher initial investment.
For 40 years, Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical has been providing professional heating and air conditioning services to customers in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Contact us today for more information on ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems and why one may be the best choice for your home comfort needs.