Are Ductless Mini-Splits as Versatile as They’re Cracked Up to Be?
When it comes to home cooling and heating solutions, homeowners have many options, and ductless mini-splits are especially growing in popularity. Aside from their ease of installation and low maintenance, these systems offer several other advantages over other HVAC systems in terms of design, efficiency and practicality. Consider what makes these units so versatile for use in your home.
Design and Installation
Ductless systems are designed with versatility in mind. They can be utilized for single-zone or multi-zone home cooling and heating. The indoor air handlers, which are connected to one outdoor condensing/compressor unit, can be installed in a number of ways, from ceiling suspension to wall mounting, or flush mounting with a drop ceiling. They can be floor-standing units, as well. The outside cabinet can be located quite a distance from the inside air handler, up to 100 feet with some systems, giving you more options for installation locations.
Ductless mini-splits are an ideal choice for adding supplemental cooling and heating to your home. For example, they are an easy and efficient way to maintain comfortable temperatures in converted basements or garages, upstairs rooms and bonus rooms, as well as detached workshops and studios. They are an equally good choice for new additions to your home, as these systems save you the time, effort and expense of installing or extending ductwork.
Multi-Zone Air Conditioning and Heating
Each area of your home has different needs when it comes to cooling and heating, depending on the size of the room, ceiling height, whether the windows are shaded, etc. With a ductless zoning system, one outdoor unit connected to multiple air handlers can provide customized temperature control throughout your home. You can easily regulate the comfort of each room, from attic to basement. Multi-zone systems even give you the flexibility to run an underground conduit to your pool house, detached workshop or guest house.
For more information or tips on ductless mini-splits, please contact us at Sobieski Services, Inc. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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