Replacing Your Central Home AC? Maybe A Ductless Mini Split Is Your Answer

Posted on January 15, 2014

One of the best advancements for HVAC technology in recent history is the ductless mini split system. Built as a solution for homeowners for whom a traditional central air system isn’t ideal, ductless mini split systems are perfect for homes under renovation, or for homes looking for an extra boost in addition to their existing central AC. Comprised simply of 3 parts (an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, and a connecting conduit), the ductless mini split system has several major benefits.

One, is that it is eco-friendly without sacrificing efficiency. It is more energy efficient than any standard air conditioning unit today, with an average max SEER 26 compared to the normal 18. A ductless split system avoids many of the pitfalls of normal home air conditioning units that are made up of extensive ductwork networks (often prone to leaks or gaps), and avoids overcooling and heating by allowing zone-specific temperature control. In addition, ductless units provide a more consistent temperature level, and are eligible for a federal tax break in thanks for your environment-conscious purchasing.

Two, it makes for a quieter and cleaner home. The incredibly lean ductless system does not provide ample opportunity for allergens like dust and mold to enter your home the way a ductwork dependent system would, improving the indoor air quality of your home. Furthermore, with a ductless system you won’t have to endure noisy rattling ductwork, or a loud outdoor unit.

However, something important to note is that although a good ductless unit can last up to 15 years or more, it is to have regular maintenance on this unit to ensure its longevity.  Luckily, ductless units are a breeze to get checked out. Ductless mini split units are one of the most easily accessible units available, making their maintenance checks a breeze.

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