The transition between summer and fall is an excellent time to have a new air conditioning system installed. This is a slower period of the year for HVAC technicians because they have fewer emergency repair calls to handle, so it’s easier to arrange a time to replace your old air conditioner. They’ll be able to offer you great advice about your options, and you’ll have enough time to weigh the possibilities and then have the best new system put in.
Here’s one option to consider for a new air conditioner: a ductless mini split!
What’s a Ductless Mini Split?
It’s a type of heat pump that operates in much the same way as a standard air conditioner/heat pump. It circulates refrigerant between indoor and outdoor units to absorb heat from one location and release it in another. But where the conventional air conditioner or heat pump has a single indoor unit that connects to a ventilation system, a ductless mini split has multiple smaller air handlers that are mounted inside rooms. The air handlers send their conditioned air directly into the rooms, rather than blowing it through ductwork.
What Are the Benefits of This Kind of System?
For starters, since ductless mini splits are types of heat pumps, they can work as both air conditioners and heaters. You’ll have two comfort problems solved in one installation.
Another major benefit is energy savings. Because of the lack of ducts, mini split systems do not lose or gain any heat through duct walls. The air handlers also use smaller motors that consume less energy than the motors in a standard split system. And since each air handler can be controlled separately from the others, you only need to heat or cool rooms that require it—and that can add up to big savings.
Ductless systems can help improve indoor air quality. With no ducts that collect dust and other debris, ductless mini splits send out much cleaner air. This can make a noticeable difference if there are people living in your home who suffer from asthma and allergies.
To find out more about ductless air conditioning and heating, call Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We serve Wake Forest, NC and the surrounding areas.