Choosing an HVAC mini split system for your home can be a tough choice. This guide delves into the benefits of this type of system for your home.
Even though it’s cold outside (in many parts of the country) now, warmer weather will arrive in a few months. Is your heating and cooling system ready to keep your home comfortable?
If you’re considering an upgrade, you’ll want to consider installing an HVAC mini split.
While it’s true that ducted central air conditioners remain a popular heating and cooling option, many homeowners are enjoying the benefits of ductless mini splits. We share several advantages of installing a mini-split system to help determine if a mini split is your best option.
Zoned Heating and Cooling
People who prefer central air conditioners like how these systems cool every room in a home evenly. The problem is that you waste energy by cooling rooms when you’re not using them.
Mini splits operate using zoned temperature control.
Each room or zone in your home relies on its own air handler and thermostat. When you’re not using a room, you turn off the air handler for that area.
Efficiency and HVAC Systems
One disadvantage of ducted heating and cooling systems is that they can develop leaks in the ductwork. Leaky ducts result in poor energy efficiency.
For example, central air conditioners lose 20-30% of conditioned air because of duct leaks. You could pay hundreds of dollars in wasted energy costs every year.
An HVAC mini split uses copper tubing instead of ductwork to move conditioned air between the condenser and air handler. Because it’s unsegmented and more durable, copper tubing is less likely to develop leaks or tears.
It’s not only the AC component that uses less energy. A mini-split heat pump operates 60% more efficiently than a conventional heating system.
Enjoy the Benefit of Simple Installation
It’s not a simple task to install a conventional ducted HVAC system. It requires hard work, including heavy lifting. These systems also take up a significant amount of space.
Mini-splits, on the other hand, are much easier to install. Your HVAC contractor can usually complete installation quicker, resulting in fewer labor costs. Even better is a system like the MRCOOL DIY Mini Split, which any homeowner can install independently.
While you’ll still have an outside unit, it’s relatively compact. The air handler for most systems is low-profile.
Your contractor can mount it on a wall or ceiling where it’s almost unnoticeable. You can also use a free-standing air handler.
Mini Splits Make Less Noise
Most ducted HVAC systems make noise. It’s one way people know they’re working. It’s natural to listen for the sound of the system kicking on and shutting down.
Window units are even noisier.
An HVAC mini split will run so quietly that most people don’t even know they’re operating. These systems are the quietest on the market today.
Unlike a ducted system, the blower for a mini split is located in the outside condenser unit. Instead of the banging and whooshing noises made by ductwork, the copper tubing helps a mini-split make no more noise than a whisper.
Ready to Install Your New HVAC Mini Split?
Who doesn’t want to save on energy costs while heating and cooling using a system that barely makes noise? The bonus of simple installation decides to install an HVAC mini split even easier.
We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring a different way of keeping your home comfortable. For more posts like this, check out our archives, where you’ll find various lifestyle, health, and technology articles.