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If your current HVAC system has a tough time with even temperature control, consider investing in a ductless mini-split. Let’s take a closer look at how a ductless mini-split system works as well as its accompanying benefits.
First, let’s talk about how a ductless mini-split system works. A ductless mini-split is a small, air-source pump that heats or cools individual rooms or areas. “Zoning” (controlling the temperature in individual rooms) not only helps even out the temperature, but it saves money on rooms that don’t necessarily need extra heating or cooling.
Ductless mini-splits work great in smaller homes where a normal HVAC system constantly turns on and off to regulate the temperature.
While a ductless mini-split will not work for every homeowner, it does provide some key advantages.
Because ductless mini-splits are so small and air-sourced, they make for much easier installation than traditional systems. As a result, the installation process is generally quick and painless.
As already mentioned, zoning refers to the ability to customize which rooms receive heating and cooling. While this works great in small homes that only need a little bit of temperature control, it offers advantages in other situations as well. For example, if you spend a lot of time in your bedroom but little time in the dining room, you can customize your heating or cooling to mostly kick on in your bedroom. This saves money on unused rooms.
You are probably familiar with the incessant kicking on and kicking off noises of a too-big HVAC system. Comparatively speaking, ductless mini-splits make far less noise than traditional systems. Particularly in small homes and individual rooms, this creates a peaceful atmosphere.
Again, the small size and zoning function of mini-splits usually produce lower monthly bills. Reduce energy waste and save money at the same time.
Because the units are both small and accessible, maintaining a ductless mini-split is fairly easy. Just make sure to keep it clean, well-ventilated, and professionally inspected on an annual basis.
Of course, every system has its advantages and disadvantages. While ductless mini-splits certainly possess their share of benefits, they aren’t for everyone. The upfront installation cost is more than that of the average HVAC system, and they tend to have trouble keeping up with larger homes. However, they do make it easier to control individual rooms of large homes. Ultimately, it’s about evaluating your needs and preferences as a homeowner.
As a licensed Rheem dealer, we can introduce you to some of the most energy-efficient and cost-effective systems currently available on the market. ABE Heating and Cooling offers great products with iron-clad warranties and superior installation services, all at manageable prices suitable for any budget. We are located in Brighton, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area, and if you would like to learn more about high-efficiency furnaces please contact us today to discuss the possibilities.