Summer is here. Do you have your air conditioning situation in order? Most people just need to schedule preventive maintenance during the spring to get their systems ready for the summer season. For some, though, no amount of maintenance is sufficient to keep the system functioning for another season. If you’re one of those people who is looking for a brand new air conditioning system, you have a number of great options to choose from. Let’s have a look at ductless mini splits, and how installing one might benefit you this season.
Differences Between Ductless Systems and Others
A ductless mini split doesn’t use ducts to circulate air throughout the home. Shocker, we know. Instead of using ducts, the system makes use of smaller air handlers installed throughout the home. Each air handler only conditions the room in which it is installed, with up to four air handlers connected to an outdoor unit. Each air handler also has its own thermostat, which allows it to operate with a degree of independence from the rest of the system. Ductless mini splits are heat pumps, and as such can offer both heating and air conditioning functions.
Because the ductless system only uses around four air handlers, they tend to be installed in the more central or important areas of the home. The master bedroom, the living room, the dining room, etc. If you live in an especially large home, of course, you can always install multiple ductless mini splits to gain greater coverage.
Advantages of Using a Ductless Mini Split
So, why would you install one or two ductless mini splits instead of using a centralized system? There are a number of different advantages to using a ductless system that you can’t find in any other kind of air conditioner. The use of several smaller air handlers allows you to control how much output flows to each area of the home, a level of control that isn’t possible with unmodified central air conditioning systems. The thermostat installed in each air handler also allows you to set the ideal temperature for your area of the home without affecting the temperature in the rest of it. This is great for families and other cohabitation situations where people normally have to fight over a single thermostat.
Ultimately, the advantages that ductless mini splits offer are those of energy efficiency and convenience. You save energy and space by using a ductless system throughout the year instead of two separate systems. You have a greater degree of control and convenience by using just the parts of the system you need at the moment. If this all sounds attractive to you, you should consider consulting with a professional about the possibility of installing one in your home this season. It might be the perfect system for you.
Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling installs and services ductless air conditioning systems in Doylestown, PA. If you need a new ductless mini split installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.