Ductless Mini-Split Installation
Ductless Mini-Split Installation
You just put a new addition on your house, but does it feel like this new room is always a different temperature than the rest of your house? If you didn’t add new ductwork to your addition and account for the extra space that your HVAC system would need to heat and cool, then you might find yourself in a problematic situation. How can you make this newly finished room comfortable without involving an invasive process like installing ductwork? The answer is a ductless mini-split.
Ductless mini-splits control the climate in a room or zone of your house. They are individually controlled and can make your new space comfortable without the need to install ductwork. Hans Heating & Air is proud to provide ductless mini-split installation services throughout the Montgomery, AL area. Our expert technicians explain what a mini-split is, the benefits of installing them, and where they may best help your home.
What is a Ductless Mini-Split System and How Does It Work?
As their name suggests, ductless mini-splits don’t use ductwork to operate. Instead, they consist of one or more indoor air handling units that are installed on ceilings and walls to distribute conditioned air into living areas. They are connected to your HVAC system through a small conduit, which is relatively easy to install. Ductless mini-splits can be connected to an air conditioner to provide only cool air in the summer, or to a heat pump to help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Mini-splits are very efficient. Instead of generating heat or cool air, they transfer it from one space to another. In cooling mode, this means the mini-split will take the heat energy from the inside of your home, using a refrigerant to absorb the heat and transfer it to the air outside. In heating mode, the process is reversed, with the heat energy being transferred back to the inside of the home and through the indoor air handling unit.
Ductless mini-splits provide homeowners with a ton of flexibility. You can rely on one outdoor unit to heat or cool a single room or multiple rooms. There are many designs and models of ductless mini-splits so yours can fit in with the décor in your home.
The Benefits of Installing a Ductless Mini-Split
Some of the most common benefits associated with a ductless mini-split HVAC system include:
It’s estimated that as much as 20-30% of conditioned air is lost through leaky or poorly installed ductwork, resulting in higher energy bills. Since ductless mini-splits don’t rely on ductwork, all the energy transferred is used, making these systems very energy efficient.
If you convert a basement, garage, or attic into a livable space, installing a mini-split is a much less invasive and affordable solution than installing new ductwork and connecting it to your existing HVAC system.
Installing a ductless mini-split is an easy way to create temperature zones across your home. Temperature zones allow you to adjust the temperature accordingly in rooms you rarely use for increased energy savings. Family members can also set the temperature in their rooms to their preferred comfort settings, so everyone is happy and comfortable.
Using a window air conditioner can pose a safety risk. If not secured properly, a window AC unit could fall out, or someone could remove it to gain access to your home. Since ductless systems are mounted on walls, they do not block your view in your window and don’t create a potential entry point for intruders.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Air ducts are magnets for circulating dust, debris, and allergens around your home. A lack of ductwork can lead to healthier, more comfortable air quality, which is especially beneficial for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. Each space with a mini-split won’t spread germs between rooms since they are not connected to the rest of the home’s ductwork.
The Best Locations for Installing Ductless Mini-Splits
Ductless mini-split HVAC systems are versatile and can be used for a variety of applications,
- Bonus rooms over the garage
- New additions to a home
- Garages or workshops
- Newly finished basements or attics
While these systems are great for meeting the comfort needs of one room, some homeowners are implementing this new technology around their whole house. Older homes that don’t have ductwork, or homeowners looking for custom comfort solutions for their new homes can benefit from installing ductless mini-splits around their entire house. Typically, you can have up to five mini-splits connected to one heat pump, but it will greatly depend on the layout of your home.
Talk to Hans About Installing A Ductless System In your Home
If you’re interested in the comfort benefits of installing ductless mini-splits around your Montgomery, AL home, then it’s time to talk to Hans. Our team of HVAC professionals is trained to install, repair and maintain ductless mini-splits, so you can continue to count on us for quality services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an estimate on ductless mini-split installation services.