4 Signs That A Ductless Mini-Split AC May Be Right For You
Thinking about installing a ductless mini-split AC in your home or business but unsure of where to start? Let’s face it – there are a lot of options out there for cooling systems. You have the standard central air systems, evaporative coolers, and even the classic window units. And that’s just scratching the surface of the deep, deep rabbit hole that is the air conditioner market. An often-overlooked variety is the ductless mini-split, which shares a lot of qualities with other more traditional systems. They are similar to central air systems in their shared indoor air-handling unit as well as an outdoor compressor/condenser. The conduit links the two parts of the system together and contains the refrigerant tubing, power cables, condensate drain and suction tubing. Ductless mini-splits are an increasingly popular choice amongst homeowners in the Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Southern Maine areas, so we’ve complied a short list of signs that you may want to look into installing a ductless mini-split AC system.
Your Energy Bill is Too High
Money makes the world go ’round, and there are certainly some financial incentives to adopting a ductless system. Ducted systems, while they have their benefits, aren’t always the most efficient option. With a ductless mini-split, energy loss is generally less than with a ducted system, where losses can be up to 30%. On the contrast, the system does require more regular maintenance than the standard central air conditioning system. This mainly consists of a monthly filter change to maintain air quality. But when simplified down to a choice between a higher energy bill or a little more time on maintenance, most folks should be able to make up their minds.
Your Home or Business is Not Duct-Friendly
Some buildings are just not constructed in such a way that makes ductwork realistic. In some cases, especially in older buildings, installing ducts may even be impossible. For those older structures, mobile homes, and newly constructed home additions, a ductless mini-split solution is your best bet for maximum comfort. Additionally, ductless mini-split systems are very small-space friendly. They can be mounted in any number of ways, including flush-mounted on the ceiling, hung from the wall or even suspended from the ceiling. The sleek Mitsubishi Electric model, in particular, fits in subtly in any environment, and can be unobtrusively installed most anywhere that suits your needs.
You Need to Closely Control the Temperature in a Smaller Area
Ductless mini-split systems are at their strongest when used within a compact space. Depending on need, you may require multiple units to cover a greater area. Alternatively, you may elect to only cool certain high-traffic areas of the home. Ductless mini-split AC units offer a great deal of customization and control on the user-end, and can even be programmed to only turn on when the building is occupied, or on a schedule.
You Want a System That Runs Cleaner
You don’t need to be one of our expertly-trained HVAC techs to know: sometimes air ducts can get downright filthy. Air ducts are notorious for being one of the primary areas for a buildup of dust, dirt, pollen, and other contaminants which may be harmful to your health. Ducts require frequent cleaning to maintain interior air quality and ensure occupant safety. A ductless mini-split AC system denies these harmful materials an easy place to buildup and accumulate over time and also eliminates the need to frequent professional cleanings.
Contact Ryan Gath Electric For Ductless Mini-Split AC Installation
Still unsure if a ductless mini-split AC system is right for your home or business? Call Ryan Gath Electric today to request a free estimate and a consultation to discuss your installation options. That’s right, we have more than just friendly electricians on staff! Our licensed professional HVAC technicians have the expertise and the experience to provide you the very best service, no matter the job. We also offer repairs and regular system maintenance for your ductless mini-split. We’ve been the top local residential and commercial ductless HVAC installers for over a 10 years, PLUS we offer same-day service when available. Call today!