Are you thinking about finishing your basement or garage? Adding a sunroom or garage apartment? Do you have an uncomfortable space in your home like a bonus room that is always too hot or too cold? You may want to consider a ductless heating and cooling system, or mini split.
Traditional heating and air conditioning systems are not always the best fit for every home. Adding conditioned air to converted spaces and add-on rooms can sometimes present challenges when it comes to heating and air conditioning. If your existing system can handle the load, it would still require major modifications to heat and cool the new spaces. Requiring only mounting capabilities and access to electricity, a ductless mini split eliminates the retrofit work.
Energy Efficient & Eco-Friendly
Mini split systems provide adequate heating and cooling and serve as a budget-friendly alternative to traditional HVAC systems. While the units and installation may cost a bit more than ducted systems, the cost is offset by an absence of ductwork installation and higher energy efficiency during operation.
Ductless heating and air conditioning systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, which means they are far more efficient than the minimum standards set forth by the US federal government. These systems operate on less power than traditional forced-air systems, and because the temperature-controlled air is delivered directly into a room, there is no loss in efficiency. Most ductless systems are 20-30% more efficient than traditional systems because they do not lose hot or cold air due to duct leakage.
Ductless systems also use R410A refrigerant which is known for its zero ozone depletion potential.
Some major advantages of a ductless system are its small size and flexibility in interior design options. These systems consist of an indoor unit, that can be mounted on your ceiling or wall, combined with an outdoor compressor. The hookup between the two units generally only requires a three-inch hole through a wall for the conduit. That means you would not have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceilings around ductwork and there is no loss of square footage.
Ductless heating and air conditioning systems are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and can be customized for your individual needs. They offer the ability to heat and cool specific areas of your home to the temperature you desire and provide consistent, year-round comfort. Call the experts at Helms Heating & Air Conditioning in Indian Trail, North Carolina, to see if a ductless mini split system is the perfect comfort solution for you!