There are a ton of different heating options available on the market today. Each is suited to a number of different situations, none is suited to every situation. If you are in the market for a new heating system this fall, it’s important that you make sure that you examine all the options before making a decision. You want to find the best heating solution for your needs, after all. Have a look at ductless mini split systems, how they work, and the advantages that one could offer you if you were to install one this fall.
Ductless Mini Splits
A ductless mini split is a heat pump that, as you may have guessed, does not make use of any kind of ductwork. Instead, it uses air handlers installed throughout the home to condition it. Each air handler conditions one room, with up to four air handlers connected to a single outdoor condenser coil. The air handlers all have their own thermostats, which allows them to operate independently of each other. As is the case with all heat pumps, a ductless mini split can act as either a heater or an air conditioner. It simply reverses the flow of refrigerant in its system to determine where it gathers heat from, and where it vents it.
Ductless mini splits are not for everyone. However, they do have a number of unique advantages that make them quite attractive choices for homeowners. The primary reason that people end up installing a ductless system in their home is because they’re interested in control. That is, they want a finer degree of control over their indoor climate. This is accomplished through the thermostats on each air handler. With a ductless system, you can set the ideal temperature for your part of the house without having to worry about disturbing anyone else in the home. No more wars with other occupants of your household over a single thermostat for the entire home.
Controlling climate on a room-by-room basis also prevents hot and cold spots from forming as easily, something that happens frequently when the same amount of heat is applied to rooms with different insulation levels, sunlight exposure, and the like.
The other reason that people like to install ductless mini splits is energy efficiency. A ductless system is more energy efficient than other climate control systems in a variety of ways. First and foremost, it benefits from being able to be used for heating or air conditioning. If you just have one system you need to rely on for climate control, you don’t need to spend money or space on another one. Ductless systems also don’t have to worry about duct leaks, which rob the average ducted system of up to 30% of its output. Finally, ductless systems don’t combust fuel to generate heat. All of these add up to substantial climate control savings for you in the long run.
SPS Mechanical Inc. installs and services ductless mini splits throughout Haddonfield, NJ. If you need ductless services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.