Ductless mini-split systems are an option to heat and cool your home. They have advantages over regular heating systems, such as a furnace and air conditioner. Whether it’s an option for your home depends on a few things.
What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System?
This system consists of an outdoor unit attached to indoor units via lines filled with refrigerant. There can be up to four indoor units attached to a single outdoor unit. The indoor units can heat and cool your home. In the summer, the refrigerant collects heat and disburses it outdoors. In the winter, the refrigerant collects heat from the outdoors to warm your home.
Who Can Benefit From This System?
A ductless mini-split system makes sense in a few situations. They can be installed in a new home to save the expense of installing ducts. It needs to be a small home, as you can only have four indoor units. They also make sense when you want to heat your garage, or you’ve had an addition built for your home and don’t want to run ducts to it. This system would also be perfect for a pool casita or a mother-in-law cottage.
Mike's Heating and Air in Albany, OR, installs ductless mini-split systems. We also repair them. We’ve been helping families in the area since 1985.
How Will a Ductless Mini-Split System Affect My Energy Bills?
Ductless mini-split systems are very efficient. When you have ducts, about 30% of your conditioned air is lost before entering your living space. This is because ducts typically have cracks and holes through which conditioned air is lost.
These systems give you the ability to zone your home, which saves money on energy bills. Since each indoor unit is independently controlled, you can heat and cool rooms in your home at different temperatures. Unlike central HVAC systems, you don’t need to maintain a constant temperature across all of your home. Some of these systems can be controlled by a smart thermostat, which gives you the ability to control the temperature by smartphone or tablet.
Experience and Proficiency at Your Service
Mike's Heating and Air installs, repairs, and performs tune-ups on both heating and cooling systems. We can also help you with new construction, indoor air quality, gas lines, as well as conventional and tankless water heaters. Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment for a visit from one of our knowledgeable technicians. We look forward to serving all of your home climate comfort needs.