Mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperatures in individual rooms or spaces. Also known as a ductless system, mini-splits have two main components - an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit.
The outdoor and indoor units are linked through a hole in the fall for a conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain.
Here are some of the many benefits of mini-split systems:
- Save Money - One of the biggest reasons to switch to mini-split systems is the overall cost savings. These systems are smaller than conventional, forced-air systems and operate on less power. Since the cooled air is delivered directly to the room, instead of through ducts, mini-split systems considerably reduce inefficiencies in your home. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning.
Plus, mini-split systems allow you to cool or heat rooms that are occupied, instead of your entire house. The EPA estimates that by switching to a ductless system, homeowners can reduce energy use by 20 to 30 percent each month.
- Easy to Install - Unlike traditional, ducted systems that can take several weeks to install, ductless systems are less invasive to your home and can be set up in as little as a day. The hook-up between the outdoor and indoor units generally requires only a three-inch hole through a wall for the conduit. The outdoor compressor can be placed as far away as 50 feet in a more discreet place on the outside of your house or building.
- Lowers Your Carbon Footprint - The zoning capabilities of mini-splits allow for greater energy efficiency. They also follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, which means they are far more energy-efficient than the minimum standards set forth by the U.S. government. Additionally, Ductless systems use a refrigerant called R410A, which does not contribute to ozone depletion. This means the system will have less impact on the environment throughout its lifecycle.
Mini-split systems offer homeowners the ability to cool and heat specific zones of their home to the exact temperature they desire and are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
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