“What is a mini-split system?” It’s a question we hear all the time at All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical. Even though this type of heating and cooling equipment is fairly common, a lot of homeowners still don’t really understand how mini-splits work, or what the advantages are of installing this type of system. Read on for everything you need to know, and remember that for your essential heating and air conditioning needs, you can always count on our experienced HVAC experts at All Pro.
How Mini-Split Systems Work
In a lot of ways, mini-splits are like a regular air conditioner in miniature. During the summer, the indoor unit blows warm air from your home over cold evaporator coils, which absorb heat and transfer it to the outside unit. In the winter, this process is reversed, absorbing the warmth from the air outside and transferring it indoors to heat your home.
So what’s the big difference between mini-splits and central AC systems? The most important distinction is that mini-splits do not require ductwork to distribute warm and cold air throughout your home. This is not to say that ALL mini-splits are ductless. Some homeowners prefer to install a mini-split and customize it to work with their ductwork. However, the most common types of mini-splits are ductless systems, as they present so many advantages for homes without existing air ducts.
What Are the Benefits of Installing a Ductless Mini-Split System?
If you live in an apartment, older home, or small house with no ductwork, the benefits of installing a ductless mini-split are many. These systems may not be able to provide the same level of power you would receive with a central HVAC system, but if you live in a part of the country with a more temperate climate, they are a great choice for affordable heating and cooling relief. Plus, the best part of all with getting a ductless mini-split—you will never have to worry about converting your home to put in new ductwork!
Top advantages of installing a ductless mini-split system include:
- They are more energy-efficient and can therefore save you money on heating and cooling bills
- They can reduce allergy symptoms, as they eliminate the need for dusty ductwork
- They are easily customizable, and can be installed in as many rooms of your house as necessary to meet your temperature needs
- They can easily be controlled by a simple remote
- They last longer than traditional HVAC units and require fewer repairs
Call All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical for All Your Ductless Mini-Split Needs
When it comes to ductless mini-split installations, tune-ups, and repairs, All Pro has you completely covered. Our technicians know how to install a ductless mini-split in any room you want, and will help you customize your system to your space’s ideal temperature settings. We also work quickly, and are even available 24/7 for emergency service for any of your urgent-mini-split issues. And with a variety of specials to accommodate a range of budgets, it’s always a good time to upgrade to a ductless mini-split with All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical.