Duct-Less Is More: Understanding The Benefits Of A Ductless Mini-Split System

5 May 2016
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Maintaining and updating your home can be challenging. However, with proper upkeep, your home will be a worthwhile investment. Unfortunately, you may not be placing importance on your heating and cooling system. Considering it is an imperative aspect of your family's comfort and your home's value, ensuring your heating and air is in proper working condition is key. If you need to replace your outdated system, opting for a ductless mini-split system is smart. Using this guide, you will understand the enormous benefits of this innovative heating and air conditioning system for your home.

Understanding the Mini-Split

Traditionally, ductwork is used to move conditioned air into your home. This elaborate series of ductwork is installed in the attic, crawlspace, and walls of your home. While necessary, the ducts can be complicated and expensive to install and maintain.

Fortunately, a ductless mini-split system does not require ductwork to move conditioned air through your home. The system does require an outdoor unit, but copper lines connect this unit with smaller units inside your home. These smaller units are mounted to the walls or ceiling in various zones of your home.

Replacing an old unit that exists in your home with a ductless mini-split can be an overwhelming project, since all the ductwork will need to be removed. While challenging, the benefits ensure you are making a worthwhile investment for your home, the environment, and your finances.

Improved Efficiency

A ductless mini-split system heats and cools your home in a more energy efficient manner compared to a traditional system. Although surprising to learn, an estimated 20 to 30 percent of conditioned air is lost through the holes, leaks, and improper connections of the ductwork. By removing the ductwork and installing the mini-split system, you can heat and cool your home without the worry of wasting energy.

Wasting energy is not only bad for the environment, but it can also increase your monthly energy bills. With a ductless mini-split, you can conserve energy while saving money.

Increased Home Value

The installation of a ductless system can increase your home's appeal and value, as well. If you ever need to sell, potential buyers will be more interested in purchasing a home with energy efficient upgrades. Since heating and cooling accounts for approximately 48 percent of the home's total use, energy efficient HVAC is very appealing.

Customized Comfort

Units that are mounted to the walls or ceiling of various zones allow you to heat and cool your house in a customized manner. Each unit will control the temperature of each room or zone of your house. If you do not need to cool a spare bedroom, you can set the space's unit accordingly without interfering with the cooling of other zones in your house.

Improved Air Quality

Dust, dirt, mold, and other allergens are moved from the outdoors, through the ductwork, and into your home. This debris and the various allergens that may be found inside the ductwork can create health problems for you and your family. Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, itchy skin and eyes, and irritation of the skin are all side effects of an allergen and mold filled home.

If you or any member of your family suffers with allergies, heating and cooling your home without the use of unhealthy ductwork can be beneficial. Installing a ductless mini-split system eliminates harmful allergens and dangerous mold growth, protecting your home's indoor air quality and reducing the symptoms of allergens.

A ductless mini-split offers many benefits for your home. With proper understanding and the help of professional HVAC technicians, such as those at Always Ready Repair, your home and family will benefit from this innovative system.