All You Need To Know About Mini Split Ductless Heating/AC HVAC systems
Mini-splits are Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVACs) that allow users to control indoor conditions such as temperature in individual rooms or spaces. These systems are typically composed of two main components; an outdoor condenser or compressor and an indoor(s) evaporator or air-handling unit. The infrastructure for the system is relatively easy to install as it only requires a 3-inch hole through a wall which houses the condensation drain line, copper tubing, communication and power cables, linking the indoor and outdoor units.
Mini-split systems are different from the conventional central air systems in that they make use of little or no ductwork at all. Mini-splits are able to mitigate energy losses that occur in the ductwork of huge centralized HVAC systems. Energy losses in ductwork are estimated to increase energy or power consumption by up to 30%. Energy losses in central air systems can be more severe especially if the ducts run through unconditioned rooms like basements or attics. Mini-split HVAC systems are therefore more energy-efficient than conventional central air systems.
Slim Duct System
Conventional central air systems make use of huge ducts that can be very intrusive as well as expensive to install. With mini-split systems, you do not have to worry about investing in expensive duct infrastructure as these systems are largely ductless, and where ducts are used, very slim variants are used. A slim duct system is therefore minimally intrusive and cheaper to install. You do not have to worry about noisy ducts in your home’s interior walls. These systems are space efficient and do not require a lot of materials to install.
Ductless Mini Splits
Ductless mini-splits are the perfect HVAC solution for new homes or constructions that aspire to be 100% energy efficient. Ducts and ductwork are the components most responsible for energy losses in HVAC systems. Central air systems that make use of intricate networks of ducts throughout the structure of a building contribute to high power bills and poor heating and cooling of indoor spaces. These systems are now outdated and have been replaced by more energy-efficient ductless mini-split HVAC systems.
Mini Split AC
Mini-split heating and cooling system offer better flexibility options when compared to traditional heating and cooling solutions. Whereas traditional central air system force cooled and heated air through ducts, ductless air conditioning systems deliver air directly into specific rooms. A typical mini-split AC is made up of a single outdoor and one or more tiny indoor units that only need to be mounted and connected to a reliable power source. A mini-split AC is a cost-effective way to replace inefficient electric baseboard heaters, space heaters, and window air conditioning units.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Mini-split heat pumps are excellent for all types of homes and office buildings. They can be incorporated into both new constructions as well as older buildings that have non-ducted HVAC systems like space heaters (propane, kerosene, wood), radiant panels, and hydronic (hot water heat). They are also a good HVAC solution for home extensions or room additions where installation of new distribution ductwork is not feasible. Mini-split heat pumps are also common in energy-efficient modern homes that only require a small-scale heating ventilation and air conditioning system.
Mini-split heaters can be installed in new homes, apartments, condominiums, office buildings, home extensions and older buildings that used central ducted forced air systems. They can be used to improve temperature control in individual rooms or spaces in homes and buildings. A mini-split heater is easy to install and will result in huge power savings every month. The high cost of power in most parts of the country has prompted many homeowners and building managers to look for more energy efficient heating and cooling solutions. Mini-split heaters are currently the best option available in the market today.
Ductless HVAC systems are almost replacing ducted forced-air system in new constructions in both the residential and commercial real estate sector. These systems have gained widespread popularity and acceptance because they are affordable and easy to install. Traditional ducted system require intensive labor and several weeks of work to fully install in a home or office building. On the other hand, ductless HVAC system require minimal labor and time to put in place.
Also, ductless HVAC systems have been reported to offer better air quality and temperature control to individuals in different parts of a home or building. People in the living room can adjust the temperature of their indoor air without affecting people in the kitchen or other parts of the house. You can essentially create different ‘climate zones’ in one house. You also do not have to heat or cool rooms that aren’t occupied. This helps you to save a lot of money in terms of monthly power bills. Ductless Mini-split HVAC systems are definitely the way to go.