If you are looking for an AC system, you want to make the right choices. You can’t just change the system on the fly, so you need to get it right from the very start. So, you need to know about your options, including ductless mini-split air conditioner systems.
These systems possess distinctive qualities that set them apart from others. This content, written by our team of experts, will delve into these traits and highlight the differences between these systems and their counterparts. By the end, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding that will enable you to make an informed decision about these systems.
8 Reasons to Choose Ductless Mini-Split AC Systems
Ductless AC systems provide a lot of benefits. This means that there are a lot of reasons that you should go with a system like this.
1. They’re Smaller & More Flexible
One of the best parts about a ductless mini-split AC system, and one of the reasons many people choose these systems, is the size. These systems are smaller because they don’t require the giant ducts seen in other systems. They are also more efficient and can provide cooling for multiple rooms with only one outdoor unit.
The small size gives this system more flexibility. Each of these rooms can be controlled separately. So you can fine-tune them to the specific needs of each room or the people within them.
2. They Help Increase Energy Efficiency
This system is also more energy efficient. This is the result of multiple aspects of the system.
Part of it comes from flexibility. By being able to provide cooling for multiple rooms in different ways, you can create a system that wastes less. If a room needs less cooling than others, you can simply shut the cooling off for that room. Doing so saves the energy that would otherwise be spent there.
The way the system is built also leads to energy savings. Traditional ducts often end up developing leaks. These allow cool air to escape and warm air to get in, which reduces the system’s effectiveness. By preventing this from happening, you ensure all of the cool air goes where it needs to go.
Ductless air conditioners also have variable-speed compressors. These include systems that are constantly making minor adjustments to how the system works throughout the day. Meanwhile, traditional systems have two settings: on and off. By making these adjustments, ductless systems fine-tune their production to the needs of the house.
3. They Contribute to Healthier Indoor Air Quality
Many people are concerned about the air quality they get when they step outside. However, most people spend the majority of their time inside. Even if you are just considering sleeping, you spend a significant portion of your day inside, breathing the air from indoors. So, indoor air quality matters even more than outdoor air quality.
Traditional systems do little to nothing to improve air quality. In fact, they will recirculate any problems that already exist. Any dust, dirt, or pollen will simply be pushed around from room to room as the air moves through the system. So, if one room is dirty for whatever reason, the rest of the house will end up sharing the same issues.
Ductless systems help with this by using their own filter. This purifies the air as it moves through the house. So, the air going into each room is unaffected by the air elsewhere in the house and, thus, is cleaner.
4. They’re Affordable
Money isn’t everything. However, it is undoubtedly important when dealing with the expenses of an air conditioner. These range from upfront costs to the costs of running an AC system over time. Luckily, ductless systems are very affordable in both of these categories.
Part of this comes from rebates and tax credits. These make it even easier to afford a system like this. Make sure to check with a local dealer to see what options are available in your area and your specific position.
The other part comes from long-term savings. Other systems may be cheaper from the start but will cost you more on your energy bills and maintenance. Meanwhile, a ductless system will minimize your costs in these departments. You will often end up saving more money through a more efficient system than you would by purchasing a cheaper one.
5. They Allow for Different Temperatures in Different Rooms
We have already touched on the fact that ductless systems allow you to keep different rooms of a house at different temperatures. However, the benefits of this seemingly simple feature should not be understated.
The most apparent benefit is comfort. You can set each room to the needs of the room’s occupants. Adjusting the temperature settings of individual rooms not only helps you save on cooling costs by reducing the amount of cooling in some rooms, but it also helps to address uneven heating issues that commonly occur in homes. For example, a room that is exposed to direct sunlight can be cooled more to compensate for the additional heat without causing another room to become excessively cold. This feature is handy for homes experiencing such issues, making climate control systems an excellent investment.
6. Their Silent Operation
A loud AC system can be downright annoying. No one wants to have to turn up the TV simply because the AC is too loud for them to hear their favorite program.
Ductless systems stay quiet because they avoid all of the problems that other systems fall victim to. The fact that they don’t have ducts means they avoid the clanging and banging that typically comes with ducts. In addition, these systems relocate many of the primary components further away from the rooms, resulting in reduced noise levels. This significantly contrasts window units, which generate substantial noise and are often located close to living areas.
7. They are Low-Maintenance & Easy to Install
Ductless mini-split air conditioner systems are some of the most easy-to-install systems out there. They don’t require ductwork, so plenty of time is saved by forgoing this installation. This makes them a great option if you want to install a system quickly.
Ductless systems are also wonderfully low-maintenance. You don’t need to worry about having the ducts repaired or having a plethora of other parts replaced. These systems run fine as long as they get a little routine maintenance from time to time.
8. They are Environmentally Friendly
The fact that ductless HVAC systems use less energy already makes them better for the environment. Every home using a ductless heating system reduces energy demands and, thus, reduces humanity’s carbon footprint.
However, ductless mini-split AC systems do even more for the environment. They use a specific type of refrigerant that doesn’t cause ozone depletion. This is a serious concern when it comes to refrigerants, so the fact that this system doesn’t contribute is a significant plus.
Call Hutchinson for Ductless Mini-Split AC Systems Installation
If you’re considering installing a ductless mini-split AC system, don’t delay. Contact Hutchinson today to schedule an appointment and initiate the process. Our technicians will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your home to determine the suitability of a ductless system and proceed to integrate it seamlessly into your home. The entire process will be completed before you know it, enabling you to start reaping the benefits of a ductless system in no time.