Ductless air conditioning systems, or mini-split AC systems, have become more popular in recent years, and it’s no wonder. With a mini-split HVAC system, you can cool your home without the problems that come with a ducted setup. Not only can you better regulate your home’s temperature from room to room, you can also reduce the energy loss you typically find with inefficient ductwork. With a mini-split unit, you can save money and energy by providing a thermostat for each room or zone so you can condition only the areas that are occupied. These units have many other benefits as well.
Mini-splits offer other great features besides room-by-room thermostats. You’ll find that most are equipped to be controlled remotely for help when located in hard-to-reach locations. Other features include programmable timers to simplify temperature changes, and heat pumps for dual heating purposes, making it easy to transition with the seasons.
Better Energy Efficiency
If your ducted system doesn’t have its ductwork installed exactly right, you could be losing up to 30 percent of your energy, resulting in higher utility bills and uncomfortable temperatures in your home. In contrast, a ductless mini-split AC system can be used on an individual-room basis so you only pay for what you use, and you’ll have better temperature control over your home.
Additional Operating Modes
Mini-split HVAC systems offer various modes of operation. Aside from the standard heating and cooling found in most HVAC systems, mini-splits can also dehumidify a room. This is particularly important during the high-humidity days of summer which can make your home uncomfortable and degrade system fixtures. If you don’t feel like you need to cool the air, your mini-split also offers a fan-only option, as well as sleep and automatic functions.
Better Air Quality
With a ducted system, you usually have to worry about debris that accumulates inside the ductwork and mixes with condensation, quickly becoming toxic to you and your family as it cools your home. Since mini-splits don’t use ducts, they produce a healthier and cleaner air and are much easier to clean out.
If you’re looking for energy and functional efficiency, a mini-split system could be a great idea for your home. Tri-City Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find and install the right system for your family to keep you comfortable all year round.
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