intro to ductless mini-split systems

One of the reasons we spend so much money on our energy bills every month is because it’s hard to function every day without running your furnace or air conditioner – depending on the season. Unless you’ve figured out the formula to staying comfortable without ever switching on the HVAC unit, you’re probably spending a decent amount of money to heat or cool your home.

But it doesn’t need to stay that way! Ductless mini-split systems offer a variety of benefits that will help you save money while also increasing your unit’s efficiency. Let the heating and cooling experts at Freedom Air & Heat give you a quick intro to ductless mini-split systems, so you can be more informed!

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

Right. First things first. Most homes have a series of ducts running through them that funnel hot or cool air through the different rooms. An indoor HVAC unit works in tandem with an outdoor unit to adjust the temperature, but a ductless mini-split system cuts out a big part of that.

It’s exactly what it sounds like. This system removes the ducts, and it instead uses an indoor unit that feeds directly to an outdoor unit – no ducts needed! The indoor unit of a ductless mini-split system collects the hot or cool air and spits it back out with the opposite temperature.

It divides your home into zones, each of which is controlled by its own thermostat. And they’re quiet as a mouse to top it off!

What Are the Benefits?

Switching to a ductless mini-split system makes a lot of sense for a variety of reasons. The one that convinces most people to join, though, is the potential energy savings you’ll receive. Ducts can account for roughly 30% of a home’s energy usage every month, so by cutting out ducts entirely, you’re not using energy to move your air through them.

Zones also give you the freedom to heat or cool areas of your home as you see fit. Does one part of your home tend to be warmer than another? A ductless mini-split system allows you to cool that part separately from the rest.

What About the Negative Aspects?

Obviously, there are some downsides to adding a ductless mini-split system, otherwise everyone would’ve installed one already and duct-based air systems wouldn’t exist anymore.

The one that gives the most amount of people pause when considering a ductless mini-split system is the cost up front. It’s significantly more expensive to install one compared to a traditional system, so it’s understandable if that’s not something you and your family want to pay for.

The indoor component of one of these systems tend to be bulkier and more awkward-looking as well, so some people don’t want to install them because they aren’t sure how they’d look.

Freedom Air & Heat: Keeping Your Family Comfortable

Whether you want to get the ball rolling on a new ductless mini-split system or you’d prefer to get some more information because you’re interested in the idea, Freedom Air & Heat can help you out. Our technicians have the tools and training to guide you along in the process and handle the installation from A to Z.

Give us a call at 321-631-6886 for more information!