As forced air travels from the blower to the vents, some 30 percent of it is lost through gaps or holes in the ductwork. That's according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That means your central air system has to work all the harder to maintain a consistent level of comfort.
The solution? A ductless mini-split. This system forgoes ducts entirely, delivering warm or cool air directly from the source — the result: Improved comfort and a lower energy bill.
What Are Ductless Mini-Splits?
A ductless mini-split consists of an indoor air handler and an outdoor condenser or compressor. The two units connect through a conduit housing the power cable, refrigerant, and suction tubing and condensate drain.
Ductless mini-splits are popular because of their flexibility and small size. If you wanted to install traditional ducts, you would spend thousands of dollars tearing down your ceilings and walls. In comparison, ductless mini-splits can be easily retrofitted onto an established home.
How Can Ductless Systems Save You Money
One of the main advantages of using ductless mini-splits is the more affordable operating cost. No ductwork minimizes energy losses, plus this system only heats or cools a targeted area. There's no sense in wasting money to maintain 70 degrees in an empty room.
Plus, you can have multiple indoor air handlers connected to one outdoor compressor for whole home comfort. That means you can have multiple zones, each with a thermostat. This gives occupants more control of their temperature settings without effecting other spaces in the home.
Bottom line: Ductless mini-splits are convenient and affordable. Also, they are quick to install and can be used in nearly any kind of room. If you want more information about ductless mini-splits, call Morris Heating and Air Conditioning at (978) 961-0338.