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The Benefits of Installing a Ductless Mini Split

DuctlessAre you in the market for a new air conditioning system this summer? If so, you’re in luck! There are a ton of different options available to homeowners looking for a new air conditioning system, each suited to a different set of individual circumstances.

If you’re not sure which air conditioner is best for your needs, we highly recommend that you consult with a professional in person before making any decisions about which one to install. Still, there’s no harm in learning a bit more about each different option before you do that. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how a ductless mini split could benefit you this summer.

Ductless Mini Split Operation

A ductless mini split is a heat pump that, surprise, doesn’t use ducts. Instead, the system uses smaller air handlers to circulate air through individual rooms in the home. One air handler is used per room, with up to four air handlers being connected to a single condenser coil outside. Because it’s unusual for homes to have more than one ductless mini split system installed in them, and a single system cannot condition every room in the house, it is common to have the air handlers installed in the more important or heavily trafficked areas. Living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, and such are all common locations for ductless air handlers.

Ductless mini split air handlers each have their own thermostat, allowing them to operate with a degree of autonomy from the rest of the system. Being a heat pump, a ductless system is also able to act as both a heater or air conditioner as the situation warrants.

Advantages of Using a Ductless Mini Split

If you install a ductless mini split, you can expect to garner all of the advantages that normally come with using a heat pump. You save money and space by using a single climate control system year-round instead of two different ones. In addition to that, though, you get a number of benefits that are unique to ductless systems.

For example, a ductless mini split offers much greater control over the climate in different parts of your home than a centralized system would. Because the system allows each air handler to set its own temperature range, you can set the climate in the room you’re currently using without affecting the rest of the home. This is a huge benefit to homes with more than one occupant, especially those who are used to constantly warring over a single thermostat. You also save money by doing this, as a ductless system doesn’t have to condition rooms that are not being used at the time. You can limit your climate control to the rooms actually being used.

Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. installs and services ductless mini splits. If you need any ductless air conditioning service in Vancouver, WA, contact us today for an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll provide the perfect climate control solution for your home.  

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