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Why Homeowners May Choose Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

The Wide-Ranging Benefits of Installing Ductless Mini Splits

When it comes to heating installation and air conditioning installation, people tend to think of an extensive system that looms from the attic with air ducts reaching throughout the space like tentacles. This is likely the case in the typical home with central heat and air. As technology improves, though, even these traditional HVAC systems are diminishing a bit as ductless heating and air conditioning have arrived on the scene. So what exactly is a ductless mini split, and what’s so good about it? The benefits of these systems will be discussed below.  

Less Heat Loss Means Lower Energy Bills

billsThe name mini split comes from the individually controlled heads that create temperature zones in different areas of the home. The copper tubing is filled with coolant that either takes the heat from the house and transports it outside (during the summer) or takes the heat outdoors and transfers it inside (in the colder months).

Air ducts that transport the temperature-controlled air in a traditional central HVAC system can suffer from air leaks and heat loss. This means a loss of efficiency and a higher energy bill. Ductless mini-split systems do not have this problem because they don’t need ductwork and can save energy in several ways.

  • No Heat Loss or Duct Leaks: Heat loss via ducts and air leaks in the ductwork cannot happen because there are no ducts.
  • Separate Temperature Zones: Temperature zones mean that unused or underused areas of the home can be placed on a more efficient temperature setting or turned off completely.

No Ductwork Makes Installation Simpler

acIf air ducts that are in good condition are already installed in a home, it may be easy for technicians to install a new central heating and cooling system. However, if the house is older and doesn’t have ductwork, the air ducts are not in good condition, or the space isn’t a good fit for ductwork, mini splits can be the perfect solution. 

Ductless mini-split systems can also save a significant amount of time on installation because ductwork does not need to be installed. This also makes it easier for HVAC contractors to install them, so homeowners can get back to enjoying the comfort of their homes faster. 

Maximize Home Comfort and Indoor Air Quality

One of the most significant benefits of ductless mini splits is that it’s easier to maintain good indoor air quality. Since they do not have ducts, there is no inaccessible spot that can harbor microbes, allergens, and the like that can harm respiratory health and negatively affect indoor air quality. A few examples of allergens that can be found in air ducts are listed below.

  • Mold and mildew
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • VOCs

Likewise, home comfort is improved with mini splits because each area of the home with a unit can be set to different temperatures that are the most comfortable for the people in the space, so no more fighting over the thermostat.

About Elite Comfort Systems

Family-owned and operated Elite Comfort Systems has handled the heating and cooling needs of Brentwood, CA, and the surrounding communities since 2008. They provide transparent pricing, easy scheduling, and 24/7 emergency service. Call them today for ductless mini-split system services in Brentwood, CA.