Are you considering a new ductless air conditioning system? Mini-split units are becoming increasingly popular, popping up in homes nationwide. They are ideal for homes short on space, requiring no ductwork, and offering quieter, more efficient operation than central HVAC systems. A multi-zone system is best when replacing these traditional systems, allowing you to heat and cool your entire home.
Ductless systems work like heat pumps, transferring heat where it’s needed (into or out of your home) depending on the season. They operate using an outdoor unit, which is connected to one or more indoor units. No ductwork is necessary. Instead, refrigerant lines run from interior units to the one outdoors. Small, three-inch holes allow for refrigerant lines to run between components. Like heat pump systems, they offer highly efficient heating and cooling year-round, with no heat loss. They work for both air conditioner replacement or heating system replacement, providing superior performance and energy savings.
Unlike single zone ductless systems, which only condition a single room or area of your home like an addition, basement, or garage, a multi-zone system mini-split can manage several different areas within a home. A single outdoor compressor unit can connect with several indoor units in multi-zone system design, providing heating and coloring to multiple areas or zones in your home. Unlike traditional central systems, this setup offers zoned temperature control, allowing you to adjust temperatures in each area of your home independently.
Say goodbye to arguments over thermostat settings. Zoned ductless systems let you customize temperature settings in your home to each family member’s personal preferences, varying temperatures by zone. Mini-split systems operate using a thermostat and remote control, or with advanced systems, using a mobile device, offering smart operation from any location.
Ductless systems use less energy than central-style HVAC systems at full capacity. Top-of-the-line systems offer substantially higher EER, HSPF, and SEER ratings – up to 30 SEER. There is no heat loss through ductwork – one of the most common reasons for performance loss in central systems, reducing your annual energy costs by 30-40% or more. These design advantages deliver a rapid return-on-investment, providing more energy-efficient heating and cooling.
Air handling equipment, common in split central system designs, and ductwork are not needed with ductless systems. This smaller, less intrusive design is perfect for small and historic homes, saving precious space and reducing construction costs.
Unsure whether a single or multi-zone system is best for your application? Our experienced air conditioner service and repair technicians can assist you in choosing the best ductless configuration to meet your needs.