Ductless mini split air conditioners are a compact, efficient solution, heating and cooling solution.
Houses currently using non-ducted heating units can be modified by using ductless mini split air conditioners. Non-ducted systems include hot water heaters, radiant panels, and space heaters. Mini split air conditioners are practical for room extensions that do not allow the use of ductwork making it perfect for houses with little space for conditioning systems.
Mini split air conditioners feature two components that make them similar to regular heat pumps:
- an indoor air-handling element
- an outdoor condenser and compressor
The two units are connected through a conduit where the water drain, power cable, and suction refrigerant tubing are contained.
Benefits of a Mini Split Air Conditioners
A mini split air conditioners’ main benefit is it’s compact size which allows each unit to fit in any room and provide either heated or cool air. Some models even have up to four indoor air-handling units that link to an outdoor unit, the number of units needed is determined by building requirements, air tightness and insulation. In order to conserve energy and save you money, a thermostat is used in each room.
You may be wondering how a ductless mini split air conditioner is installed. Having an experienced HVAC company perform the installation is your best option, as an incorrect installation will ultimately cost you in inefficiency and repair.
Using ductless mini split air conditioners reduces the amount of energy used compared to air systems with ductwork. According to some HVAC experts, over thirty percent of energy is lost due to these ducts, which is particularly true in spaces that are unconditioned, like an attic.
The compact design of mini split air conditioners provides more options in terms of where to place your system. It is possible to place indoor mini split air conditioners from:
Most mini split systems are around seven inches in size and can also be controlled remotely, allowing operation of the system when it is hung on the wall or from the ceiling.
Are There Drawbacks of Mini Split Air Conditioners?
Although mini split air conditioners reduce operating expenses, the installation can be expensive However, refunds and monetary incentives are available in some areas to compensate for the instillation cost.
An accurate estimation and appropriate location of the mini split unit should be determined by the installer. The air conditioner’s cycles may be inefficient if the unit is improperly sized or placed incorrectly inside a room, which will result in energy being wasted and ineffective humidity or temperature control. Additional costs will also be incurred.
The indoor components of the mini split air conditioner may not be appealing to all. While the units are more inconspicuous compared to window-mounted units, they do not have the subtle appearance of an integrated system. Also, space close to the outdoor unit should also be provided for the conduit to drain water.
Finally, it may be difficult to find an experienced mini split installer and specialist. It will be necessary to consult a local heating and cooling company about the usage of the system in your area, and to identify specialists who will install and service your mini split air conditioner.
Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioning
If you live in the Fenton area and are considering a mini split air conditioner call Hely Heating and Air Conditioning today! Our licensed and certified HVAC specialists would be happy to discuss your heating and cooling needs and provide you with affordable options!