If you’re having difficulty making your garage, four-season room, or hard-to-reach places in your home comfortable, then a ductless mini-split is for you. You’ll also benefit from the installation if you simply want maximum control over room temperature.
Primary bedrooms, recent additions to the home, or under-insulated rooms highly susceptible to external temperature can also benefit from a ductless mini-split.
What is a Ductless Mini-Split?
Ductless, mini split systems are very efficient heating and cooling units that do not need air ducts to make your home comfortable. It consists of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit mounted on the wall of the space you want to cool or heat.
The good thing is, it doesn't require additional ductwork; you only need to drill a hole through the wall for the wire that powers the outdoor unit and the tube that delivers air into your space. It greatly benefits residential, institutional, and commercial buildings.
Benefits of Ductless Mini Splits
As ductless mini-splits are quite small, they’re excellent for cooling individual spaces or rooms. Additionally, mini-split units do more than simply cool. They also heat! They’re like heat pumps, meaning that in the chilly seasons of the year, you’re covered and comfortable. In air conditioning mode, you can count on the unit eliminating excess humidity from your rooms.
Their flexibility also extends to other things, such as installation and scalability. For instance, installing them on walls is optional, like regular air conditioning units. You can add more versatility to their functions by installing them on the floor or ceilings. Regarding scalability, ductless mini-splits allow you to heat or cool as many indoor spaces as you want, whenever you want.
Several mini-split models have multiple indoor air handling units, all connected to a single outdoor unit. As they’re ductless, they avoid much of the energy losses unique to ducted air conditioning systems. Each zone has individual thermostats, meaning there’s no need to condition the room when no one’s there.
As they’re so efficient, mini-splits are very environmentally friendly. When a room’s not occupied, all you have to do is to switch off the cooling system for that zone. This flexibility with cooling can also help you to save energy.
Compared to other kinds of air conditioning systems, ductless mini-splits are quite easy to install. For instance, hookups between indoor and outdoor units require a much smaller hole through the wall to serve as the conduit.
Additionally, many mini-splits manufacturers provide connecting conduits of varying lengths so that you can have the indoor evaporator as far as possible from the outdoor unit.
Multiple interior design options
With a ductless mini-split, it’s possible to have multiple interior design options. If you like, you can have the units standing on the wall or hung off the wall like regular air conditioning units. Additionally, you can suspend them from the ceiling, while their easy installation means you can alter their placements whenever you want.
Many ductless mini-split models and brands operate quietly, as their fans often run at low speeds. However, this doesn't affect its optimal cooling capacity. Additionally, the compressor’s outdoor placement means you have to deal with less indoor noise.
At Werkheiser Electric, we boast the professionalism and experience to seamlessly get your ductless mini-split installation done. Contact us today to get started.