Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Ductless units provide the same reliable cooling (and even heating) that you’ve come to expect from central air HVAC systems, but they provide a few of their own benefits:
- Variable-Speed Cooling: Perhaps the most distinctive feature of any ductless system is its variable-speed compressor, a hi-tech component that matches your home’s cooling needs in real time. There’s no need for the system to cycle on and off throughout the day, and that continuous cycle leads to better comfort and improved energy efficiency.
- Multi-zone comfort: Ductless units offer the ability to cool or heat room by room. Why waste energy on rooms that are unoccupied?
- Energy Savings: Ductless systems at their very nature save energy. For example, while central air conditioners/heat pump units lose about 30 percent of their power due to leaks or lack of insulation in the ducts, ductless models lose nothing.
- Unobtrusive Design: Ductless Mini-Split systems are compact and sit high on interior walls, floors, or even ceilings, meaning they’ll fit in any home. They also run almost silently.
Common Applications of Ductless Systems
Ductless systems are perfect for small homes, condominiums, or apartments. They’re also perfect solutions when adding on to existing homes, and it is impractical to extend the entire duct system into the new space. Because ductless units are among the most energy-efficient options on the market, it’s a great option for budget-savvy and environmentally conscious homeowners. Other common applications include attics, garages, or any other rooms that need zoned climate control.