Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning works with every customer to find a custom solution for their heating and cooling needs. A great way to achieve this is with a ductless mini split system. Ductless systems let you choose a different temperature for each room, creating an energy-efficient and comfortable indoor environment. Contact Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning, to work with an experienced ductless mini split air conditioner company!
The Benefits Of A Ductless Mini Split System
Ductless mini split systems offer a range of benefits to any home or business. Here are four of the most common benefits our HVAC customers have enjoyed over the years.
Traditional HVAC systems rely on a network of ducts in a home or business to deliver conditioned air. With mini splits, each indoor unit operates individually, which reduces the amount of noise pollution. This is because common banging, squeaking, and whistling noises associated with ductwork are eliminated.
Improved Air Quality
Air ducts are notoriously leaky, with up to one-third of total energy loss coming from the ductwork. Leaking air ducts result in higher utility bills, as the HVAC system has to work overtime to compensate for air loss. What’s more, leaks in the ductwork disperse allergens, such as dust and pollen in the air. Ductless mini split systems help improve indoor air quality by reducing the chance of exposure to allergens and airborne pollutants.
Since ductless systems can be set up for single or multiple zones, or rooms, home and business owners have more control over the indoor temperature. Thermostat wars will be a thing of the past because the living room can be set to a more mild temperature than the kitchen. In turn, you’ll enjoy increased comfort and overall lower energy costs.
Reduced Energy Consumption
Another major benefit of mini split systems is a reduction in energy consumption — and lower utility bills. Each indoor unit can use a separate thermostat and programmed to a temperature suitable for the specific room.
Mini Split FAQs
What’s A Mini Split AC?
A mini split AC, also known as a ductless air conditioner or a ductless mini split, works the same way as a traditional air conditioning unit. It provides both cooling and heating, but without the need for ducts!
How Do Mini Split ACs Work?
A mini split air system uses evaporator coils to cool the air inside during the summer months. Conversely, it can also pull warm air from the outside into your home during the winter. Each room can have its own air handler so you can tune the temperature for each room individually. You can adjust these settings via remote control.
Why Should I Get A Mini Split?
Ductless air conditioning has many advantages over traditional AC systems, including:
- Small & Unobtrusive Units
- Quiet Performance
- Remote Controls
- Per Room Temperature Control
- No Ductwork Required
- More Affordable
- Less Energy loss (Lower Utility Costs)
How Do You Install A Mini Split AC?
We drill a hole 2-3 inches in diameter on your property’s exterior wall to connect the inside and outside units. We then mount the heat pump outside your home, and the air handler inside, usually on a wall or ceiling. Finally, we connect both units through the hole using a conduit, which houses the electrical wiring, refrigerant line, and a condensate drain.
Are Ductless AC Units More Efficient Than Traditional ACs?
Yes. Ducts are prone to leaks, which can be challenging to detect from the outside. A leaky duct system can lose up to 30 percent of the energy used in cooling or heating your home. Without ducts, however, that air is delivered directly into your home with no leaks. Mini split air conditioner units also tend to use high-efficiency components, saving you even more money in the long run.
How Is A Mini Split AC Different From A Window Unit?
While both can cool rooms without ducts, a mini split AC is more energy efficient because it can cool up to four rooms from one outdoor heat pump. Window units can also pose safety risks because they can easily be removed to provide intruders access to your home.
When Is A Mini Split Air Conditioner The Best Choice?
A split AC unit can be the best option in many situations requiring versatility. If your home is older and not originally designed with ductwork or you’re adding a new room and do not want to pay to have the ductwork extended, a ductless AC is an excellent choice. It’s also good for side rooms such as garages or sunrooms.
How Long Will A Mini Split AC System Last?
Regular maintenance and the amount of use are the two most significant determinants in how long the ductless AC will last. With proper care and moderate use, you can expect a 20-year lifespan on average.
Are Mini Split ACs Quiet?
Yes. Traditional HVAC systems produce quite a bit of the noise from all the air rushing through the ducts. With a ductless AC, that is no longer an issue. Even if you have multiple units, mini split ACs are designed for quiet function.
How Many Indoor Air Handling Units Can I Install?
Your HVAC technician can work with you to determine the best layout and number of air handling units needed. Still, most heat pumps can support up to four indoor air handling units. If your home requires more, an additional ductless heat pump can be installed.
Does Every Room In The House Need A Unit?
No! While ductless systems are usually only installed in main living areas or add-ons, your HVAC technician can help determine what zones in your home need one and the temperature for each room.
How Much Does It Cost To Install A Ductless AC Unit?
Typically, a split AC unit will cost between $3,000 to $5,000. Your technician can help you determine what’s necessary for your home for the most cost-effective solution. While the initial cost may seem high, the savings you’ll accrue in the long-term will more than make up for it.