Today, mini-split AC systems have become more prevalent in most homes. Unlike central air conditioners, where you rely on one unit to distribute conditioned air in your home through ductwork, mini splits don’t require ducts. Instead, these small indoor devices are installed individually in specific spots within your house to regulate the temperatures around them. Ductless mini splits are connected to an outdoor condenser and have an individual evaporator coil and fan.
You may have seen these ductless units on the walls of a building, but you don’t know why you should choose to install them. Mini-split AC units have several benefits over traditional systems, due to their efficiency and flexibility. If you want to install a cooling system in your home or replace the existing conventional unit, here are reasons why you should opt for ductless mini splits.
1. Easy Installation
Installing one or more mini-split AC units is much easier than other cooling systems. Installing a central HVAC system can take days or weeks because of the ducts. You’ll also have to bear with the disruptions in your home throughout the process. The ductless mini-split installation procedure is less invasive and depending on the number of units your house requires; they can be up and running within a day. Therefore, your loved ones won’t stay in an uncomfortable space for long.
Notably, a mini-split AC system’s outdoor and indoor connection only requires a 3-inch hole. This means you won’t have to worry about rebuilding ceilings, floors, or walls around ducts. Also, manufacturers offer conduit lengths of up to 50 feet to connect these units. Finally, our technicians can install the exterior units in an inconspicuous location, such as behind your house.
2. Zone Cooling
Are you planning to add air conditioning to specific spots in your house, such as the garage, study room, or other areas? You can achieve this goal by installing ductless mini-split units. Unlike the traditional AC system that passes cooled air through ducts, so every room in your house gets cooled uniformly, mini-split units deliver conditioned air directly into a specific zone. Through the help of our team, we can help you determine the most appropriate spot to mount the indoor units and keep your space cool. In addition, we will ensure the internal devices get installed where you want them, so conditioned air goes directly to where you are.
Even better, you can turn off cooling in unoccupied rooms. You only need to set individual thermostats to maximize the temperature in a specific spot without affecting other areas in your home. And when you need to rearrange furniture or redecorate your home, our technicians can quickly move the ductless units to ensure optimal cooling.
3. Easy Maintenance
Keeping ductless mini-split units in tip-top condition is quick and easy. You only need to involve our professionals to keep the outdoor unit clean to maintain airflow, keep vents clear, and clean the filters. In case of an issue with an internal component, our experienced technicians will quickly swap out the specific part for repairs without causing any significant interruptions in your home. Servicing is also easier and takes minimal effort. We will thoroughly assess the units to identify any potential issues and make the necessary repairs. A well-maintained mini-split AC can last for about 20 years.
On the other hand, ducted AC systems take more time to maintain. You’ll have to call a professional to clean the ductwork and maintain these systems regularly. And since larger AC systems have more moving components, you may experience more breakages. Therefore, the small ductless AC devices will cost you less money for maintenance due to the minimal mechanical stress.
4. Silent Operation
Another benefit of using ductless mini-split units is the minimal noise produced while in operation. While using conventional AC nits, you hear loud noises, especially when turning on, even if the blower is insulated. In fact, window AC systems produce more noise because the blower is installed in the same room, which causes more distraction.
The new mini-split AC systems are the quietest cooling units that you can install in your home. These modern systems have fans that run at lower speeds, which minimizes noise and still cools your home effectively. Additionally, the condenser and the blower are located outside your home to reduce the noise in the interior space. Also, the copper tubing leaves no room for banging or rattling sounds that are present in ducts. And because the air handlers don’t have any moving parts, these systems operate silently.
5. Better Air Quality
The air quality in your indoor space may be much less than in the outdoors. Although HVAC systems help to clean the air in your home, central units may facilitate the spread of impurities. In addition, poorly maintained ductwork contains dust and dirt and is a perfect location for mold growth. Eventually, these contaminants get circulated inside your home, which is risky for family members suffering from asthma or allergies.
Unlike ducted AC systems, mini-split units don’t rely on ductwork that may allow dust and other debris to accumulate in your house. Instead, these ductless devices have a multi-stage filtration that effectively reduces the amount of dirt, allergens, pollen, and other contaminants in your indoor air. In addition, some brands have washable filters allowing you to clean and replace them regularly. Also, the copper tubing used on mini-split units inhibits the build-up of contaminants and mold growth, making your indoor air clean and healthy.
6. Less Energy Loss
One primary reason a sizable number of homeowners are switching to mini-split AC systems is due to their high energy efficiency. Keeping your home cool and comfortable means your air conditioner remains in operation for several hours of the day and night. If you have an inefficient cooling system, it will lead to increased utility bills. In addition, central AC units lose up to 30% of conditioned air through duct leaks. The wasted energy can result in inflated costs without benefits to your home.
Ductless mini-split systems use about 60% less energy than conventional cooling systems. These ductless units transfer cooled air through copper tubing from the condenser to the indoor devices. Copper tubing is unsegmented and harder than ducts, making them more resistant to leaks. Also, you can switch on specific AC mini splits depending on the occupied rooms in your home, which helps to lower your electricity costs.
Ductless Mini-Split Installation by the Professionals
Whether you have multiple rooms or a large building that you intend to keep cool and comfortable, mini-split AC units will meet your needs. You’ll enjoy exceptional air quality in your indoors and high energy efficiency, and you’ll also love the quiet operation. If you are ready to have mini-split air conditioning units installed in your home, turn to Blue Ribbon Cooling & Heating. We have a team of well-trained technicians who will install ductless mini-split units to keep your home cool. We work towards providing 100% commitment to every customer by providing unmatched services. Our team offers furnace repair, heat pump installation, AC installation, furnace installation, heat pump repair, AC maintenance, and IAQ services in Caldwell County. Contact Blue Ribbon Cooling & Heating to help install mini-split AC units in your home.