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How Do Ductless Mini Split Systems Work?
Unlike a central HVAC system that relies on indoor ducts to transfer air, a ductless mini-split system blows air directly into a single room via a wall- or ceiling-mounted blower. The blower attaches to an outdoor condenser unit via exterior pipes (hence the system is "split").
It is possible to have multiple indoor units attached to a single outdoor condenser, so ductless systems aren’t necessarily a one-room solution. However, they do work well in situations where you only want to cool or heat a single room without adding ductwork, such as a detached garage, home addition, or shop.
When you have multiple indoor units, you can control each “zone” or room independently, preventing the need to heat or cool rooms you’re not using.
Why Go Ductless? Benefits Ductless Mini Split Installation
Outside of avoiding the need to install ductwork, ductless systems come with other advantages as well:
- Improved air quality: One of the biggest drawbacks of a central HVAC system is the dust and debris that can accumulate in the vents. Ductless systems tend to run cleaner, resulting in improved indoor air quality.
- Quiet operation: Another benefit of ditching ductwork is that the air handler on a ductless system doesn't have to be as powerful, and it's quieter as a result.
- Lower utility bills: Installing a ductless mini-split system can result in 50% lower utility bills compared to central HVAC use as you aren’t heating/cooling every room in your home.
If you're still unsure if a ductless mini-split system is right for your home, give us a call. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and help you weigh the pros and cons.
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Common Ductless Mini-Split AC Problems
While they have fewer components and tend to break down less often than central heating and cooling systems, like any other machine, ductless mini-split systems do break down from time to time. Here are a few signs it might be time to call for repairs:
- Weak airflow
- Inadequate cooling
- Strange noises or smells
- Unexplained moisture
- Rising utility bills
- Reduced indoor air quality
If you notice any of the issues above or other odd behavior from your system, we can offer prompt repairs, or even replacement, if necessary.