Increasingly, homeowners facing specialized cooling and heating situations are going ductless. Ductless split systems are exceedingly versatile, offering both comfort and efficiency, in many ways superior to traditional ducted HVAC systems.
Ductless split ACs and heat pumps – both energy efficient and convenient – offer independent temperature control in specific areas of a home. They’re particularly suited for renovated rooms or sections, or additions to the home, though they can also cool or heat an entire home if properly installed and placed.
What Does a Ductless AC Installation Involve?
A ductless split (sometimes called a mini-split) is a split-system air-source AC or heat pump with one key difference from a regular forced-air cooling or heating system: Working without ductwork, it cools or heats only the room or area where an air-handling unit is located. Outside, a compressor unit, containing the heat-exchange coil, compressor and blower, connects to one or more air-handling units inside the house. A conduit with lines, tubes and wires to carry refrigerant, condensate and electricity connects the outside unit with the inside unit(s).
Inside the house, one or more interior air-handling units – most systems allow for up to four – contains a coil and blower, in addition to a remote control. Ductless cooling/heating installation can be handled in a variety of ways: on the wall, hanging from the ceiling or free-standing. They don’t make a lot of noise and can be integrated relatively easily into your interior design.
How Does a Ductless Mini-Split System Save on Energy?
While ductless split systems enjoy unique design characteristics (using inverter technology) that result in high efficiency, their ability to operate without ductwork also saves energy. Ample energy is lost in a traditional forced-air system as the air moves through ducts. That doesn’t happen with a ductless split system.
Consider scheduling a free appointment, with no obligations, with one of our installation advisers to discuss how a ductless split cooling and/or heating system could benefit your Cincinnati home.