Ductless mini split heat pumps have been in use for a number of decades now, but for a large part of that time they remained restricted to businesses, principally restaurants. Now, ductless mini splits are common inside private homes, and their popularity continues to increase because of the benefits they provide for housing construction… as well as other benefits we’ll look at in this post.
AirCo installs ductless mini splits, as well as performs standard air conditioning installation in Dallas, TX. With more than 20 years keeping customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex cool, we are a trusted company to turn to when you want the finest comfort for your home.
Ductless mini split advantages
The operation of a ductless mini split heat pump is the same as a standard heat pump in most ways: it cycles refrigerant through different sets of coils—indoors and outdoors—and transfers heat from one location to the other to provide either heating or cooling for a home. The difference lies in the distribution method: instead of using a single indoor cabinet with an air handler to blow conditioned air into ductwork, a mini split system has multiple blower units placed in different rooms that send the conditioned air straight into the living space without ducts.
There are two major advantages of this system:
a) No need for ducts! This is not just an issue of saving space (important primarily if you are building a home or adding on a new room). It’s also about receiving healthier air and saving money on tasks such as duct cleaning and sealing. Without ducts filled with dust contamination, you’ll receive cleaner, fresher air—and that’s especially good news for people who live in your home who suffer from allergies.
b) Zone control. The individual blower units for a ductless mini split mean that you have control over the level of cooling and heating in different parts of the house. There’s no need to cool down a guest room that no one is using, and some places in the house simply need less conditioning than others. This will result in significant savings on your energy bills each month.
Ductless mini split heat pumps also have all the advantages expected of any heat pump: energy-efficient cooling, heating and cooling in one system, and safe operation.
So should you go ductless, or will a standard heat pump with ducts do the job just as well? That’s a question that requires input from an HVAC technician knowledgeable about ductless mini splits. Contact AirCo today and talk to our specialists in air conditioning installation in Dallas, TX. You can schedule an appointment that will help you decide whether “to duct or not to duct.” Whatever the answer, AirCo will make sure it’s the right one.