Your Top 5 Ductless Mini Split Questions
When it comes to ductless mini split systems most people have heard of them but aren’t exactly sure what they are, how they work, or if they are the right cooling solution for them. If you have a room or a floor in your home that you want to stay cool but aren’t interested in installing a central air conditioner and expensive ductwork then a ductless mini split system is probably right for you.
There are a few important things to understand about ductless mini split systems and ductless air conditioners prior to making a decision, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 questions our customers ask us about ductless air conditioning systems.
What is a Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioning System?
A ductless mini split system is essential what it sounds like. It’s a mini version of a central air conditioning system, but without all of the ductwork. Ductless mini split systems are made up of 3 main components.
- A condenser unit that’s located outside of your home.
- A blower or evaporator that’s located in the room or room that you’re cooling.
- A conduit that links the two components, which runs the power cable, refrigerant tube, suction tube, and condensate drain.
When Do I Need One Of These Systems?
Ductless mini split air conditioning systems are easy to install and much smaller than central air conditioning systems. This makes them ideal cooling solutions for:
- old homes that don’t have existing ductwork
- sun rooms
- separate commercial units
- Anytime you want permanent, effective and affordable cooling that will last, but don’t want the cost or construction of a central air conditioning system.
Aren’t Window Air Conditioners The Same Thing?
Window air conditioners are very similar, but there are many more benefits to ductless mini split systems. Ductless mini split systems can have multiple evaporator units for each condenser unit, which drastically improves the efficiency of the system, which easily surpasses that of a window unit. Ductless mini split systems also last much longer and are much quieter than window units, so they save you money in the long run and don’t pollute your home with noise.
Window air conditioning units are popular because they are relatively cheap, but they also have many downsides to them that aren’t problems with ductless mini split systems. Window units are prime targets for burglars to either steal or use as an access point to gain entry into your home. They also reduce the amount of light that shines into your home and blocks the view of your front yard or backyard.
How Difficult Are Ductless Mini Split Systems To Install?
The installation of a ductless mini split system isn’t something that should be done by an untrained homeowner, but rather a reputable and experienced HVAC company such as Ductless Air. For an experienced and knowledgeable Ductless Air professional, installing one of these systems is fairly routine and depending on the size of your system can be done in a day or two. Working with a professional is also important in terms of choosing the right system for your needs. Purchasing a ductless mini split system that’s too large will result in inefficiency and cost you more than it should. A system that’s too small will not be able to properly cool the space you need it too. As a result it will run too long and hard, which can result in higher costs, damage and costly repairs.
How Much Do Ductless Mini Split Systems Cost?
There are a number of factors that can affect the cost of a ductless mini split air conditioning system. These factors include:
- The energy efficiency rating: SEER rating
- The size of the system being installed: BTU/h output
- The number of evaporator units necessary
- The brand of unit being installed
A professional HVAC technician from Ductless Air can help you make an educated choice about which system, brand, and model is right for your home.
For more information about ductless mini split systems or to get a free estimate for installation contact Ductless Air today: 647-547-6079