Ductless, or mini split system heat pumps (mini splits), are gaining popularity with homeowners looking for an energy-efficient way to control the temperature in their homes. Unlike heating systems that use ducts, ductless systems are designed to better disperse heat throughout your home.
Mini splits are heating and cooling systems that allow customizable temperature control in individual spaces. Mini split heating systems have two main components: an outdoor compressor or condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. These two components are connected by an easy-to-install conduit. The conduit consists of the home’s power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a drain to link the outdoor and indoor units.
A ductless heating system is a good option for homes with non-ducted heating systems, such as hydronic systems, radiant panels or space heaters. They can also be a great add-on for rooms that cannot be connected to the existing ductwork or modern homes that only need to heat or cool a small area.
There are many advantages to choosing a ductless heating system, including the installation, flexibility and long-term cost savings.
While there are many benefits to installing a ductless heating and cooling system, there are some key disadvantages as well. Although installing a mini split system can mean saving energy and money in the long run, the initial installation can be more expensive than other systems. Fortunately, you may be able to find rebates or a tax credit for the installation of an energy-efficient ductless heating and air conditioning system.
Another disadvantage is improper placement and installation. If improperly installed, the system’s air handler can cause short cycling, which will lessen the efficiency of the system and the control you have over the room’s temperature. Additionally, improper installation can also result in the need for expensive home repairs.
Choose an experienced HVAC professional like Martinov Home Solutions, who can correctly size the indoor units to determine the best installation location.
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