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What Is A Ductless Mini Split?

May 1, 2017

As the air conditioning season approaches you may find yourself hearing about ‘ductless mini splits’ and wondering what all of the fuss is about…and asking yourself what a ductless mini split is! A ductless mini split is a small air conditioning unit that does not require ductwork. It consists of two parts – an outdoor air condenser and an indoor wall vent. It is most often found installed near the top of an exterior wall in a home or business.

Benefits of A Ductless Mini Split

Ductless mini splits, or ductless air conditioning units are a great way to efficiently cool a room or aimage of a ductless mini split air conditioner portion of a home that does not have ductwork. For instance, a home with hot water heat, and no existing ductwork, would be a great candidate for a ductless air conditioner.

In addition to retrofitting into almost any space, ductless mini splits have numerous benefits, including:

Easy Installation
As we mentioned, ductwork isn’t required for a ductless mini split system. This makes installation extremely easy.

Elimination Of Cold Air Loss
Approximately 30% of your home’s cold air can get lost in your ductwork. Without the ducts, a mini-split is able to deliver cold air – without loss – directly to the room or area needed.

Ductless mini splits are MUCH more efficient than window air conditioning units, lowering your utility bills and your carbon footprint. They are also a lot quieter!

While on the subject of window a/c units, we should mention that ductless mini splits offer a more secure cooling option, eliminating your window units, which are easy targets for home invaders.

Zone Cooling
Installing mini splits in different areas of your home allows you the ability to control those climates separately, running the different mini splits at different temperatures and even at different times. They also come with a very handy remote control!

Less Maintenance
Traditional central air conditioning units require duct cleaning work to keep your home’s air supply cleaner. Without the ducts, mini-splits rid you of this duct-cleaning-maintenance!

To learn more about ductless mini splits and how they can provide your home with cool air this spring and summer give us a call today.

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