If you are renovating your attic or basement or just adding on a new room, ductless mini-splits are a great choice. Although you can explore adding onto your current HVAC system, it may not have the capacity. Plus, construction costs and installing new ductwork could be prohibitive. This is where ductless mini-splits offer a practical alternative.
What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System?
These modern units are actually heat pumps that connect your outside compressor to one or more indoor air-handlers. The air handler contains a blower and an evaporator coil, which doubles as a condensing coil for when you need heat. The indoor units are quiet and high-efficient at heating and cooling the room they are located in. A ductless mini-split system requires only a 3-inch hole in the wall for the electical wiring, drainage and copper refrigerant pipe.
Ductless mini-splits save energy, not only because of their state-of-the-art heat-pump design, but because they don’t require air ducts to deliver conditioned air throughout the house. They heat and cool only the area where they’re located, and the air-handling units can be integrated into a room design. New models may be installed in the ceiling, walls, or as free-standing units.
While ductless mini-splits are perfect for most home additions, they’re also easily adaptable for a whole-home heating and cooling system. You could conceivably say goodbye to ductwork if you chose to, and install multiple air handlers and achieve the effect of a zoning system. You only need to heat or cool the room or area that’s occupied, and you can turn the air handler in unused rooms on or off.
For more information about ductless mini-splits for your Fayetteville area home, please contact us at Bass Air Conditioning Company, the experts in heating, air conditioning, air quality and home energy audits.