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Ductless mini-split systems offer a myriad of unique opportunities to Chelmsford home and business owners looking for a new heating and cooling solutions. Centralized heating and air conditioning systems have been the standard for a long time, and with good reason. They’re effective, relatively inexpensive to install and fix, and can be installed in many different spaces. However, they have a number of failings of which most people aren’t even aware.

One of the biggest benefits of a ductless system is the money that it can save you over its useful life. Did you know that an average ductless system can save a household 30-40% on electric bills? This is often one of the biggest reasons to consider switching to a ductless heating and cooling system. If you already have the luxury of ductless heating and cooling in your home, it is imperative that you ensure it is wired correctly so as to maximize the savings you can receive time after time. Give us a call to schedule ductless heating and air conditioning services in Chelmsford, MA to Southern Maine.

Ryan Gath Electric provides ductless mini-split services throughout Chelmsford, MA and the surrounding areas.

How Does Ductless Heating & Air Conditioning Work?

A ductless mini-split is a type of heat pump. It doesn’t burn any kind of fuel to create heat and only requires electricity to operate. Instead of burning fuel, a ductless mini-split evaporates and condenses refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. Every ductless mini-split is comprised of at least two units, an inside unit, and an outside unit. In some cases, however, multiple indoor units can be connected to a single outside unit. The indoor unit is installed inside the room it is going to condition, either on the wall or ceiling. The outdoor unit is installed outside the house. The conduit that connects the two units contains power and refrigerant lines.

When the heat is turned on, the outdoor unit evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the surrounding air. It then sends the refrigerant gas, which is carrying the thermal energy, down the refrigerant line to the indoor unit. The indoor unit then condenses the refrigerant back into a liquid, releasing the thermal energy to heat the room. As you may have guessed, a ductless mini-split only conditions the room in which it is installed. Multiple rooms will require multiple blowers.

What Are the Advantages of Ductless Mini-Split Systems?

So, why would you want to use a ductless mini-split system over the other heating options on the market for your Chelmsford area home? Well, for one thing, a ductless mini-split isn’t just a heater. Ductless systems are capable of acting as both heaters and air conditioners, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on buying a separate system. They accomplish this by reversing the flow of the refrigerant through the system, causing the indoor unit to siphon heat from inside the room and vent it outside.

Ductless systems are also much more energy-efficient than central forced air systems. The average forced air system loses around 30% of its output to things like duct leaks. Ductless mini-splits eschew ducts in favor of delivering their output directly to the destination, meaning they don’t waste nearly as much energy.

Finally, ductless mini splits offer a level of control that centralized systems cannot hope to match. Each ductless mini-split is installed with its own thermostat, allowing a different temperature to be set for each room. No more wasting energy and money conditioning the whole house when most of the rooms are unoccupied. With ductless mini-split systems, you can choose precisely which rooms to heat or cool.

Ductless Mini-Split Installation & Replacement

If you’ve decided to install a ductless mini-split system in your Chelmsford area home, make sure to work with the heating and air conditioning professionals at Ryan Gath Electric. Our technicians have an electrical background, giving us the advantage of providing a seamless installation. With modern solutions, your home will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Give us a call to learn more about our heating and air conditioning installation services.

Schedule Ductless Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Chelmsford, MA

If you’d like to know more about ductless mini splits or our electrical services in Chelmsford, MA and the surrounding area, give our expert electricians a call today.

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