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Is It Worth Installing a Ductless Mini Split?

DuctlessSpring is usually the time of year when people start getting their homes ready for the summer heat. That usually means scheduling preventive air conditioning maintenance services, but it can also mean installing an entirely new cooling system. After all, no air conditioner lasts forever. If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, you should take a look at the various options available on the market before you make any decisions. Each air conditioner is suited to a different set of needs and circumstances, so you’re going to want to take a look at all of them before deciding on the best one for you. Have a look at some of the qualities of ductless mini splits below and the advantages that one can offer you if you install one this spring.

What Sets Ductless Systems Apart

A ductless mini split is unique in a number of ways, compared to traditional air conditioning systems. It’s a heat pump, which means it can reverse its refrigerant flow to act as either a heater or air conditioner on demand. But it also doesn’t use ductwork to transport air throughout the house.

Ductless mini splits use air handlers, one installed in up to four rooms of the home. All four air handlers are connected to an outdoor unit. Each air handler has its own thermostat, which allows it to operate with some degree of autonomy, and only conditions the room in which it is installed.

The Advantages of Using a Ductless Mini Split

Ductless systems garner all the advantages from being able to both heat and cool that heat pumps do. Namely, they tend to be more energy efficient and take up less space than using two distinct systems for climate control. But ductless systems are actually even more energy efficient than centralized heat pumps.

Leaky ducts are among the most common causes of output loss and energy waste in forced air climate control systems. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that the average centralized forced air climate control system can lose up to 30% of its output to duct leaks. Using an air conditioner with leaky ducts wastes money and makes the system less effective in cooling your home. With ductless systems, however, you never have to worry about that.

Ductless mini splits also grant a much finer degree of control over indoor climate than centralized systems do. A central air conditioner either conditions all of the home or none of it. With a ductless mini split, you can set the ideal temperature for each part of the home without disturbing anyone else. You can also make sure the system doesn’t waste energy on rooms that are not in use at the time, which will save you money.

Desert Suns Heating & Cooling Inc. provides comprehensive ductless mini split installation services in Albuquerque, NM. If you need a new ductless mini split installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.  

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