Ductless Split Heating & Air Conditioning Systems
When you need an affordable solution to install a new cooling/heating system in your home, we’re here to help with a low-cost and energy-efficient “ductless split system.”
Ductless split heat pump systems are catching up in popularity over central air conditioning and heating systems for a variety of reasons, according to a recent survey.
Ductless Split Systems Gaining Popularity
- 43% of homeowners who purchased a mini-split (another name for a ductless split system) bought it to solve hot and/or cold spots or areas inside their primary residence.
- 27% of these homeowners had converted a garage into a living space.
- 27% purchased a mini-split system to replace a window/portable air conditioning unit.
- 25% used it for an add-on room, exercise or entertainment center room.
- 18% said their homeowners association will not allow a window air conditioning unit.
- 74% of surveyed homeowners who use ductless split heat pumps employ them for both cooling and heating.
Plus, ductless split installation can save you up to 50% on your home heating and cooling costs compared to oil, propane or electric baseboard heat.
How Does a Ductless Split Work?
Aside from having no ductwork where energy is lost in a traditional forced-air system, one major attraction of a ductless split system is its independent temperature control. In a ductless split system, an outdoor compressor unit, containing the heat-exchange coil, compressor and fan, is connected to one or more air-handling units inside the house. A conduit containing electrical wiring, refrigerant line and condensate tubing connects the outside and inside units. Home occupants can set their own preferred temperature in any room that’s outfitted with an air handler, usually with a remote control. Some homes utilize several mini-split air handlers for effective whole-house cooling or heating.
The best system for each home depends on the cost and efficiency of the equipment, annual energy use, and the local price and availability of energy sources. In most homes, any type of conventional, modern system, if designed and installed properly, will economically deliver personal comfort.
We realize that the decision to install a ductless split air conditioning and heating system is a big one, so we want you to know what to consider and expect. Ductless split systems are rapidly becoming more popular in situations where a ducted split is installed to supplement a ducted furnace or heat pump system.
Begin With a Home Comfort Survey
The best place to start is with our Jansen Home Comfort Survey to help you quickly identify your requirements for:
- Home use such as special air conditioning conditions due to a home office, an exercise room, parties, or if there’s unnecessary cooling of closed-off rooms or during unoccupied periods.
- Comfort requirements such as stale air problems, specific rooms that are too hot or too cold, system noise levels, or air that is too humid (muggy) or too dry (e.g. static electricity, dry throat or skin).
- Health/safety requirements such as poor indoor air quality, respiratory conditions, humidity control, or child safety concerns with your system.
- Property requirements such as if you are planning home renovations or adding on to your home
- Financial requirements such as the importance of saving money on energy consumption and operating costs, working with a contractor who can protect a homeowner from risk and liability, or your wish to explore payment options.
Schedule a free, no obligation appointment with one of Jansen Heating and Cooling’s installation advisers to learn more about our entire line-up of ductless split heating & air-conditioning systems and system enhancements. You’ll be glad you worked with a topnotch Cincinnati HVAC contractor.