Mini-splits come with lots of benefits. Here are some examples.
Mini Split Fast To Install
Ducted system installation in your home can be a major undertaking. It can disrupt your normal activities and living arrangements. Ducting is installed along the walls and in crawl spaces. This allows the system to connect to the various parts of a home. This can take days or even weeks to complete depending on how complex the project is. Poor planning and unskilled workers can prolong this even further. This is why using experienced installers will often save you money in the long run.
Ductless heating systems can often be installed in a day. These HVAC systems can also be done on a room-by-room basis. Installing mini-split units can end the need for costly room rebuilds or repairs. Due to the nature of the system and the small holes needed they have little impact on your home.
Mini Split Systems Can Help Homeowners Go Green
Regular heating and cooling systems can be inefficient. The ducts used to transfer air are always at risk of leakage. When temperatures rise outside the home, warm air will seep into the room. This forces the air conditioner to work harder to maintain the correct temperature. When the temperature outside cools, this air can get in through the ductwork as well. This results in the system using more energy to heat the home.
Most of the ductwork of a home is usually located in unconditioned spaces as well. These spaces are often attics, basements, or crawl spaces. The ductwork comes into direct contact with these external elements. These are cold temperatures in the winter and hot temperatures in the summer. This causes the HVAC system to work extra hard to heat or cool the living space. This is because it must overcome these external forces before your home will see any benefit. Ductless units end this problem with ductwork altogether. This allows your HVAC system to run more efficiently. In turn, you save money on your energy costs and have a more comfortable home. It is also better for the environment which is something we all can enjoy.
Heating and cooling costs are the largest contributors to home energy bills. This should make having an energy-efficient HVAC system a priority for any homeowner. Ductless Mini-Splits, tend to be more energy-efficient than regular HVAC systems which can make them a wise investment
. A ductless mini-split system SEER rating can range from 16 SEER to 40 SEER. Conventional air conditioner SEER rating ranges from 11 SEER to 25 SEER. This creates savings on electrical costs of 50% or more.
Mini-split systems use an inverter to control the speed of the compressor motor. Traditionally, only high-end air conditioners use this technology. This puts these units outside of the price range many homeowners are willing to pay. Inverter technology increases efficiency when compared to traditional air conditioners. This extends the life of the units and their parts as well. These inverters cut out load fluctuations removing strains on the units. In turn, the AC units run quieter, with fewer breakdowns helping to reduce the cost of ac repairs
. It also lowers operating costs making it more efficient.
A conventional air conditioning
system can still lose 20% to 35% of its efficiency due to leakage. Once again this often happens in the ductwork. This makes ductless mini-split systems superior when looked at from this point.
Mini Split Systems Improve Air Quality
In the past heating and cooling systems could produce uneven results. This was because the temperature was maintained at the thermostat. When a system design was not optimal this effect was far worse. Mini-split systems produce a better result for each room and improve home air quality as a whole.
Homeowners who needed to clean their systems often got overwhelmed by this task. It was a major undertaking and often in hard-to-reach locations of the home. Having the system in a convenient location helps homeowners solve this issue.
With older systems, pollution was another concern. Contamination was possible as the system moved air from outside your home. This could blow in bacteria, pollen, vehicle exhausts, and allergens. Once contaminants enter a home they may remain even after being cleaned.
Mini-split units use a premium filter cartridge that is convenient for homeowners. These filters can be washed & replaced all while requiring far less maintenance. Multi-stage filtration systems help to cut more of the contamination. In most instances, bacteria, pollen, allergens, and exhaust are not let in from these systems. This improves the internal air quality of your home.
Mini Split Systems Offer More Flexibility
Mini Split systems offer homeowners more flexibility. Traditional HVAC systems heat and cool an entire home.
Is this the best solution for your home?
How can you heat or cool only the room you want?
If you are cooking you will probably want to cool the kitchen but not worry about your bedroom area. You may have an infant whose room needs its own set climate. Mini-split systems are the perfect solution for these needs. Mini-split systems solve this problem on a room-by-room basis. Being installed independently allows homeowners to adjust the temperature to their needs. Targeted heating and cooling is finally possible in a home with a ductless system.
Mini-splits are flexible as they can be installed in more places than HVAC systems. Ideal uses of these systems include condos, apartments, homes, garages, and offices. You can even replace a ducted system and leave the old ductwork if you choose. While I would never recommend this there are times where it may not be cost-effective to remove it.
Mini Split Systems Cost Less
Many Homeowners are looking for ways to cut their energy consumption. Doing so is good for the bank account and the planet. The largest energy consumption in most homes is heating and cooling. An efficient HVAC system will help keep these costs from getting out of control.
Mini-split systems can save you money on your energy bills. Ductless HVAC systems use far less power than their traditional solutions. Being smaller than forced-air systems there is less heat loss via conduction. Traditional systems transport air at a great distance which again reduces heat loss. With a mini-split, the exchanger transfers air from the condenser into the room. This key benefit maximizes efficiency and comfort for your home.
Targeted heating and cooling allow ductless systems costs to be far less to operate. Targeting specific rooms in a building can create temperature control areas. This maximizes comfort and efficiency by eliminating areas that do not need to be cooled. If you spend the majority of your day in your living room, there is no need to cool the entire home. These efficient systems deliver targeted heating and cooling where you need it. This allows you to cut out those areas where you don’t. In places like San Diego with mild temperatures, Mini-splits are great options for efficient heating
Being so efficient these systems often qualify for tax credits and rebates. There are programs across the city and state which you may qualify for. If you do you’ll be in for even larger savings.