In many parts of the country, having an air conditioning system in your home is practically essential if you want to stay comfortable during the summer. While deciding to get an air conditioning system is easy enough, landing on the right type for your home can be a little trickier. There are several options, and each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks.
However, many homeowners are finding that ductless mini-split air conditioning is the best type to fit their needs. These systems utilize two types of components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. Rather than linking these via ducts, a conduit houses the refrigerant tubing, power cable, condensate drain, and other key parts.
Here are just four reasons why you should consider ductless mini-split air conditioning for your home.
1. Flexible Multi-Room Heating
Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems always use a single outdoor unit, but you can have multiple indoor air handling units. This means you can choose to cool different rooms at different levels. That's ideal if you tend to want one room to be cooler than another, and it's especially beneficial for family homes. When different people are in different rooms, they'll be able to adjust the air conditioning to suit their own needs.
2. Easy Installation
You only need a small hole in the wall to connect the outdoor unit of ductless mini-split air conditioners to indoor units, and connecting conduits can be provided in a variety of lengths. Since minimal work is required and outdoor units can be located almost anywhere, installations should be quick and convenient.
3. Low Energy Consumption
Since ductless mini-split air conditioning allows you to control the temperature of individual rooms, you won't need to worry about wasting energy. After all, there's no point in cooling multiple rooms at times when you only need your master bedroom to get a little cooler. Additionally, traditional ducts lose a lot of cool air, especially when run through unconditioned spaces. By eliminating the need for ductwork, you help reduce energy losses.
4. Multiple Design Options
The air handlers used by mini-split ductless systems can be fitted in the ceiling, suspended from the ceiling, fixed to a wall, or even mounted to the floor. As such, you'll enjoy a huge degree of flexibility that can work around different interior design options. You can even choose different indoor air handler locations to fit with differing room styles and sizes across your home.
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Welcome to my blog which covers a wide range of HVAC topics. I'm Josh and I live in Perth, Australia. I never really used to think about the HVAC system in my home. I believed that when it was hot the HVAC system would cool me down and when it was cold it would warm my house up. However, all that changed one day when the HVAC system went crazy. It began to blow hot air into my house on the warmest day of the year. The contractor I called out said that one of the sensors had broken. He explained how I could better maintain my HVAC system so I decided to start this blog.