Ductless HVAC systems, also known as mini-splits, are becoming more and more popular. These systems cool down rooms in a house through a series of small, unobtrusive units called air handlers instead of through a central air conditioner or a cumbersome one-room AC unit fitted into a window. Here are some of the reasons why mini-splits have become as popular as they have.
Ease of Installation
Because they do not use ducts, mini-split systems are easy for our HVAC professionals at Prime HVAC to install. This arrangement is a great option if you’re thinking of adding a room to your home or you’ve already done so. This is particularly true for a room where you can’t install ductwork, such as a mother-in-law apartment above the garage.
Mini-split systems use a single outside condenser unit that can be attached to one or multiple indoor air handlers. The condenser is attached to the air handlers via connections that only require a 3-inch hole in your interior walls. This makes the installation process simple and non-intrusive. Also, the air handlers can be conveniently installed on the wall or the ceiling.
One of the big drawbacks of a traditional air conditioning or heating system is that the ductwork invariably leaks. Leaks can cause you to lose 30% of the conditioned air you expect when you turn on the system on a hot day. This is reflected in your utility bills. With a ductless mini-split system, that doesn’t happen. Cooled and heated air is sent directly into the room.
The airflow is directional, so conditioned air isn’t wasted hitting a wall. Some systems can be programmed to blow air directly at or away from a certain place in the room. Additionally, because you can control one room at a time, you won’t heat up or cool down rooms that are vacant.
Ductless Systems Can Both Heat and Cool
Since they are actually heat pumps, mini-split ductless systems can deliver warm air in the cool season and cool air in the warm season. With mild winter temperatures and warm summers, the climate in Dothan, AL is perfectly suited for a ductless system. A mini-split allows you to enjoy a comfortable home year-round without spending a fortune on your energy bills.
Call Prime HVAC for Ductless Heating and Cooling
Dothan is a great place to live, and our HVAC customers deserve only the best. If you are interested in installing a mini-split ductless system in your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Prime HVAC to learn more or set up an appointment.