If you’re looking for a new air conditioner before summer starts, you have a lot of different options to choose from. You probably have several different system types that could cool your home just fine. You shouldn’t just pick the first system you find that could work, though. You should try and find a system that provides the most benefits while meeting your unique cooling needs, which means you’re going to need to look a bit more closely at your various options. Have a look below at ductless mini splits, and the advantages they have to offer.
What Makes Ductless Systems Different
Ductless systems are heat pumps that don’t rely on ductwork to distribute air throughout the house. Instead, they use smaller air handlers. Each air handler is installed in a room, with up to four air handlers per outdoor unit. The air handler only conditions the room in which it is installed. Each air handler has its own thermostat, which allows it to operate with a fair amount of autonomy from the rest of the system. Like all heat pumps, ductless systems are able to act as either heating or air conditioning systems.
Benefits of Using a Ductless Mini Split
Ductless systems have a lot to offer in terms of benefits. Many homeowners install them because being able to use one system for both heating and cooling is pretty convenient. It’s also energy and space efficient to use one system for climate control instead of two. These advantages are shared among all heat pumps, though. The real difference between ductless mini splits and other systems is the way you can leverage their layout to your advantage.
One of the biggest issues with centralized systems is that they use an all-or-nothing method for conditioning a home. The entire home gets heating/air conditioning, or none of it does. That works just fine in most cases, but it also presents a number of problems. First, it means that energy gets wasted on areas of the home that aren’t even being used. Do you really need to spend money heating the guest room if no one is staying in it? Of course not. The second problem is that it means the entire home is beholden to one thermostat. If two people have different comfort levels as far as temperature is concerned, it means that one of them is probably going to be uncomfortable every time the climate control activates.
Ductless mini splits resolve both of these problems by using smaller air handlers. With a ductless system, you only have to use air handlers in the areas that you need climate control. You can also set the ideal temperature for yourself, without having to worry about bothering anyone else in the house. This is a more cost efficient and convenient way to keep your home comfortable throughout the year.
Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers a full range of ductless mini split installation services in Vancouver, WA. If you need a new ductless mini split installed in your home, contact us today for an appointment.