Home automation. Smart thermostats. Motion-activated air conditioning. The HVAC industry is always a hub of innovation as experts strive to improve the comfort and efficiency of homes everywhere. While some innovations haven’t yet hit the general market, homeowners in Eastman, Georgia, have already been enjoying the benefits of the ductless mini-split system. By removing ducts from the picture, ductless mini-splits bring greater efficiency, comfort and health to the home.
What Makes a Ductless System Different?
A ductless mini-split system functions much like a conventional heat pump, with one major difference. Standard heat pumps contain an indoor air-handling unit capable of switching between heating and cooling modes. That air handler pumps refrigerant through an outdoor compressor unit and blows heated or cooled air through your duct network.
Ductless mini-splits also include an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor unit. These are linked by a conduit that includes the refrigerant tubing, a condensate drain and the power cable. Instead of distributing air through a duct network, though, ductless mini-splits may include several air handlers that sit on your wall and blow air directly in your living space. Therefore, you won’t need ductwork to receive that conditioned air.
What are the Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split?
Removing the duct network from an HVAC system changes everything. Air often escapes ducts through leaks, which also let in outdoor air. That exchange puts strain on the system and reduces energy efficiency, hiking up utility costs in the process. Ducts can also contribute to lower indoor air quality. Removing them from the equation may also give you a healthier home. Individual air handlers throughout your living space allow you to personalize comfort in specific areas. You won’t have to suffer again because another member of the household is too warm.
The greatest qualities a ductless mini-split can bring to your home are increased energy efficiency, lower energy costs, greater comfort, and higher indoor air quality. To have a ductless system installed in your home today, call Pruett Air Conditioning at 478-298-4115.
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