The Ductless Mini-Split: A Neat Little Way To Heat And Cool
Do you need to get conditioned air to a space in your home that your main duct system doesn’t service? A ductless mini-split could be the perfect comfort solution for you. Mini-splits can help if you’re dealing with a recent addition, hydronic heating, space heaters or even guest rooms that don’t always need to be kept conditioned. Ductless mini-splits operate independently of ductwork and your main HVAC system, allowing you to save energy by only conditioning a certain area.
Ductless mini-splits consist of an indoor air-handling unit and an outdoor condensing unit, just like a conventional air conditioner. However, in a mini-split, the units are smaller and less obtrusive. They are connected by a cable, which can be passed through a small hole made in your wall. This cable can be short or very long, depending on how far away from one another the indoor and outdoor units will be. You can also hide the compressor in an inconspicuous location.
A longer cable also makes it possible to install more than one indoor unit to work with the same compressor. This can be beneficial if you’ve got an entire renovated wing you’re trying to keep comfortable.
The small size of ductless mini-splits makes them a flexible and convenient choice for many Delaware homeowners. Your contractor should calculate how much energy the unit will need to produce to keep the designated space comfortable, size it appropriately, and tell you where installation would be most effective. In many cases, it can be installed high on the wall near the ceiling, well out of the way.
Here are a few advantages ductless mini-splits offer:
- Conditioned air independent of ductwork and your main comfort system.
- Convenient and unobtrusive.
- Save energy by only conditioning spaces that need it.
- Some units filter air as they condition it.
- The perfect retrofit for renovated areas or guest rooms, allowing guests to control their own comfort levels.
If you’re interested in learning more about ductless mini-splits, call Sobieski Services. We’ll gladly answer your questions and help you find the most efficient comfort solution for your home.
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