Benefits of a Mini Split AC/Heating System
When you’re in need of a new air conditioning system, but don’t want to disrupt your home or wait weeks to get one installed, there are alternative options. A mini split AC system is a smaller, more convenient option to cool down your home. There are many benefits to these ductless systems that will make this an easy choice!
Ease of Installation Ductless
Mini split systems are fairly painless to install, compared to traditional air conditioning units. You no longer have to throw out your back lifting those heavy, oddly shaped air conditioners to stick in your window. Split systems can typically be up and running in as little as one day, compared to days or weeks for a ducted system. Because split systems run on small pipes that only require a 3-inch hole, homeowners don’t have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceilings around ductwork.
Flexibility in Interior Design Options
With a mini split system, your options for placement in a room are much more flexible than when you have to worry about a duct. These systems can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall. You can also opt for a floor standing model. You no longer have to settle for clunky, and window units that look unsightly from both the interior and exterior.
Save On Electric Bills
Using a mini split system avoids the loss of energy that occurs when the air flows through a duct. Duct losses can account for over 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, forcing your system to work harder to keep your room cool. Because of this excess energy being wasted, you may notice that your electric bill is a bit higher than you would expect. Consider switching to a mini split system to see a noticeable decrease in your electric bill.
Not only is the improved efficiency saving you money, it is also reducing your total carbon output and saving the environment. Mini split systems, just as they sound, are smaller and have higher zoning capabilities which allow for greater energy efficiency. These systems follow Energy Star guidelines, meaning they are significantly more energy efficient than the minimum standards set by the U.S government. Additionally, they use a refrigerant called R410A which is known for its zero ozone depletion potential. The environmental benefits of the mini split system alone make this a great alternative to traditional systems.
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