We are frequently contacted by homeowners who want to know our recommendations for the best heating and cooling solution for their older home. Many older homes have insufficient space or existing ductwork to accommodate traditional HVAC systems, which is an unfortunate reality all too often. While not often a complete AC replacement, these units are amazing if you’re looking to add cooling and better control.
Alternative solutions have been available for some time, but they have a number of significant drawbacks, including the high cost of installation, they are quite noisy, and many have the inability to control the temperature in specific areas of the home, to name a few.
Things are a lot better now, thanks to the availability of Mini Split Ductless Systems for residential applications.
These systems are ideal for older homes or even apartments with limited ductwork because they meet all of the criteria for efficiency, comfort, and ease of installation.
Mini Split Ductless Systems have become increasingly popular and are now the preferred option for homes, home offices, and businesses in situations where traditional HVAC systems cannot be installed, or where the main HVAC system needs help for more precise temperature control.
Basically, Mini Split Ductless Systems are made up of two components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and a quiet indoor air handler (or heat pump). Essentially, these systems operate in a similar manner to central air conditioning systems, but on a smaller scale and without the need to run ductwork throughout your home.
Mini Split Ductless Systems are also simple and quick to install, owing to the fact that they do not require the extensive ductwork that is required in traditional central air configurations. The majority of installations are completed in a single day!
The Top 7 Significant Benefits of Ductless Systems in the Home
There are a number of advantages to using Mini Split Ductless Systems rather than central heating and air conditioning systems.
1. Energy Savings Can Be Significant
You can keep costs under control by being able to cool or heat specific areas of your home at specific times of the day. Suppose you want to heat your home office in the morning but keep your bedroom cool in the evening. Many homeowners are pleasantly surprised by how much their utility bills decrease when they no longer have to heat or cool their entire home throughout the day.
2. Breathing Easy
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the quality of indoor air is frequently lower than the quality of outdoor air. Air ducts in traditional HVAC systems must be professionally cleaned on a regular basis, and even after cleaning, dust and allergens can be found in the air ducts. Dust, bacteria, pollen, allergens, and other particulates in the air are drastically reduced by Mini Split Ductless Systems’ extremely efficient multi-stage filtration, which allows you to breathe easier thanks to the system’s extremely efficient multi-stage filtration. Furthermore, because these filters can be cleaned and reused, they result in less waste being generated.
3. System Efficiency Is Way Up
Ductless systems are up to 30% more efficient than central or window units, which means they can cool or heat your home faster and keep it at that temperature for longer periods. You’ll notice the difference on hot summer nights or chilly winter mornings when you have a ductless system because of its greater capacity.
4. Small Footprint
Additionally, a Mini Split Ductless System is significantly smaller in size, which is why we refer to it as the system that is neither seen nor heard. A low-visibility location (such as a high-up wall or ceiling) is chosen for the indoor unit that delivers cool or warm air, while the outdoor unit is installed on a solid, stable surface. For the connection of a pair of lines that deliver electricity and remove condensate, a 3-inch opening is sufficient. Once it has been installed, the sleek design allows it to blend in with the rest of the house’s aesthetics.
5. Noise reduction is a major advantage.
Everybody knows the whirring sound of a large central air conditioner can sometimes be a little ridiculous when you need quiet. When compared to a central air conditioner or a window air conditioner, a Mini Split Ductless System is virtually silent. When working from home, doing a Zoom meeting, or experiencing sleepless summer nights due to the whirring of central air conditioners or the rattling of window units, nothing beats the mini split.
6. The ULTIMATE In Adaptability
Mini Split Ductless units can be used to cool and heat areas that are difficult to reach with conventional air conditioning and heating systems. This explains why they are popular choices not only for older homes, but also for a variety of other settings such as apartment buildings, offices, hospitals, hotels, and even educational establishments. They also allow for independent control between rooms, which means you can adjust the level of cooling according to your personal preferences in each room. Have a room that you spend a lot of time in? Hook a mini split and run it efficiently while you turn off your central system. In some applications, you can save big money.
7. Ultimate Control
Because a Mini Split Ductless unit allows you to control the temperature in each individual room that it is installed into, you can enjoy year-round comfort wherever and whenever you need it. When the season's change and the temperature fluctuates dramatically, this is especially important to keep in mind.
Select The Correct-Sized Mini Split
In the case of a Mini Split Ductless System, another point to emphasize is the importance of selecting the appropriate-sized unit for the available space. A unit that is either too large or improperly installed can result in short-cycling, which will result in insufficient temperature and humidity control for the environment. Make sure to hire a qualified air conditioning installer because it is critical to correctly size the indoor units and locate them in the most optimal location.