The Advantages of a Ductless Mini-Split System - Frederick Air, Inc.
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The Advantages of a Ductless Mini-Split System

There are many applications for a ductless heating and cooling system in Frederick County, for both a residential and industrial setting. They are an excellent choice for small apartments, garages or attics, basements, offices, and homes that have new extensions.

Ductless HVAC systems are perfect for retrofitting into homes that have non-ducted heating, such as space heaters or radiant panels. Replacing these with mini-split heat pumps and cooling will provide year-round convenience and comfort to any space.

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

As the name implies, a ductless mini-split air conditioner does not call for any ductwork. It consists of an outdoor and indoor unit. The outdoor unit is the compressor, and the indoor unit is usually a wall-mounted system that controls the cooling and heating. Some people may be familiar with split system air conditioners from hotel stays where they have pointed a remote control at the unit on the wall to adjust the temperature in the room.

What are the Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split System?

There are many advantages to using a ductless heating and cooling unit. One of the primary benefits is the flexibility and small size of mini-split systems. They are fantastic at heating and cooling individual rooms, and some models can have several indoor units for one compressor.

Efficient Installation

The setup of a mini-split system by the Frederick Air team is regularly completed more quickly than other options. Installing a ductless HVAC system usually requires a hole in the wall to connect the inside and outside unit by conduit, meaning the outside unit can often be placed somewhere inconspicuous a reasonable distance from the inside evaporator.

Going Green

There can be energy losses associated with ducted HVAC options. This is due to “duct losses” which can account for the wasted energy consumption of up to 30% in ducted systems. A ductless heating and cooling system also allows you to reduce your carbon footprint. On top of eliminating duct losses, zones of a household can be conditioned separately, so there is no wasted energy by heating or cooling a room that is not being used.

A Safer Home

The alternatives to a ductless system are A/C units that are installed through-the-wall or hang out the window. In addition to these air conditioners only providing cooling and not heat, these units present hidden dangers. You could seriously injure yourself when installing your window unit, or it can fall out the window if installed incorrectly. The scariest danger is that an intruder could enter your home through the open window or hole in your wall while you’re away.  The mini-split system allows your home to remain secure.

Looking Good

Mini-split air conditioning systems provide a wide range of options in terms of interior design. They can be mounted to a wall, the ceiling, or the floor. The indoor section of the systems is often slim, sleek, and modern-looking. They come in a variety of looks to match their surroundings. Remote controls can be used from a distance if the system is mounted high on a wall or ceiling.

For more information, read our article on How a Ductless System is the Perfect Solution for a Home Without Ducts.

Contact an HVAC installation expert

It is important to make sure that mini-split systems are installed by a professional. We’re certified Diamond Contractors with Mitsubishi Electric, which means we’re able to offer a 12-year warranty on your system. What are you waiting for? Call us at 301-663-0300 and feel comfortable in every room this winter.




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