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Should I Install a Ductless System?

ductless-installationWe’re getting close to the end of summer, which means a number of things for your home’s HVAC systems. It means that it’s time to start planning out when you’re going to have maintenance done on your heating system, for one. However, it also means that it’s time to install an entirely new heating system, if you don’t have a reliable one already installed in your home. If you need a new heating system for your home, and you’re not sure what to go with, don’t worry! That’s what we’re here for. Let’s go over some of the advantages of using a ductless mini split.

What is a Ductless Mini Split?

A ductless mini split system is a heat pump, but one that doesn’t use ducts of any kind. Rather, it relies on a series of air handlers installed throughout the house. Each air handler will only ever condition the room in which it is installed. Each air handler has its own thermostat, allowing it to operate independently from the rest of the system in many ways. Because ductless mini splits are heat pumps, they can operate as either heaters or air conditioners.

Installing a ductless mini split may involve a bit more construction work than with other systems, depending on the layout of your home. This is because most homes are designed to make use of centralized, ducted climate control systems. Don’t worry, though. If your home currently uses ducts as part of its climate control systems, that doesn’t mean you’re unable to have a ductless system installed.

The Benefits of Using One

Installing a ductless mini split has a number of benefits. For one thing, ductless mini splits offer a much finer degree of control over indoor climate than their centralized counterparts. A centralized system applies the same amount of output to the entire home. The problem with that is that, due to differences in things like sunlight exposure and insulation, each room in a home has slightly different temperature requirements. Applying the same amount of output to the entire home will often create hot and cold spots, which are both uncomfortable and a waste of energy.

With a ductless mini split system, you never have to worry about conditioning a room too much or too little. Each air handler can be set to the ideal temperature for the room in which they’re installed, without disrupting the climate control anywhere else in the house.

Ductless systems are also quite a bit more energy efficient than other systems. Since they don’t have to deal with ducts, they also don’t suffer from the 30% output loss the average centralized system has to deal with when it comes to duct leaks. Ductless systems don’t have to burn fuel to generate heat, which makes them more energy efficient than most combustion heating systems. These are just a few of the advantages that ductless mini split systems have to offer.

Environment Masters, Inc. installs ductless systems in Madison, MS. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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