Why You Might Want to Consider a Ductless Mini Split System

People so closely associate central air conditioning for a home with a network of air ducts that it’s often hard for them to imagine there is any other way to cool down a large space. It’s either inefficient window units or a ducted air conditioner. But this isn’t actually true: the ductless mini split system (which, as a heat pump, also provides warmth) is an effective way to deliver cooling around a home without requiring an inch of ductwork. If you live in a home that doesn’t have space for ducts, or you are building a new house, you should make a ductless mini split one of your top comfort choices.

Here are some of the advantages to a ductless mini split system to consider:

  • Space-saving: The reason that ductless mini splits are popular in places such as Europe and Japan is that they conserve space where space is at a premium. If you are in a living situation where room for ducts is impossible, or you want to conserve space on new construction, a ductless mini split is a smart idea.
  • Energy-conserving: Ductless mini splits operate through a series of air handlers mounted in rooms that are attached to an outdoor unit. These air handlers consume less power due to their smaller mechanical parts than the standard split air conditioning system, making them great ways to save money on air conditioning and heating. The lack of ducts that can lose air through leaks is also money-saving.
  • Indoor air quality benefits: It’s often advisable to have ductless mini splits for homes where people who have allergies or asthma live. This is because ductless systems do not blow out the built-up dust and debris (such as pollen and dander) that collects within ductwork.
  • Zone control: You only have to heat or cool the spaces in your home that need it, since each air handler can be controlled separate from the others.

Interested in installing a ductless mini split, or want to find out more about them? Call Comfort Central, Inc. We service Brevard and all of Western North Carolina.

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