Ductless mini-splits are one of the most energy-efficient HVAC systems you can install. Mini-splits save energy dollars and maximize comfort during Salisbury’s hot summers and chilly winters. Here are some compelling reasons to choose a mini-split installation if you’re considering an HVAC upgrade:
1. Home Zoning
You can add zoning to traditional ducted HVAC systems. However, the process can be lengthy and expensive. Ductless mini-splits are designed as zoned systems. An outdoor unit supplies conditioned air directly to the indoor units. Each indoor unit has its own thermostat to control temperatures in that zone. You can customize comfort throughout your living space. You’ll also spend less on energy because you won’t be heating and cooling the rooms you don’t use.
2. No Air Leaks
Up to 30 percent of treated air in traditional ducted HVAC systems escapes through ductwork leaks. Your HVAC will sustain excessive wear and tear while constantly straining to cover the losses. With a ductless system, you’ll only pay for the air that you actually use.
3. Lower Energy Bills
Mini-split systems don’t burn fuel. They harvest warmth from outdoor air and move it indoors for heating. Because warmth is a free energy resource, your only heating expense is electricity. As for summer cooling, SEER ratings for mini-splits go up to 30.5.
4. Healthy Indoor Air
Ductwork can harbor allergens like dander and pollen. Ducts can also be home to mold, viruses and bacteria. Mini-splits don’t use ducts, so indoor air isn’t exposed to ductwork pollution. Ductless systems have advanced multistage filtration that can trap up to 99.9 percent of airborne toxins. Some mini-splits have longer and slower running times to reduce energy usage and keep humidity low.
Red Dog Associates specializes in quality mini-split AC installations. Call us today to schedule a no-cost consultation.