A ductless mini-split, also known as a ductless HVAC unit, is a type of heating and cooling that doesn't require ductwork for installation. Many homeowners nowadays are installing ductless mini-splits in their home - and for good reason. Here are 7 benefits to consider if you're on the fence about whether or not to have one installed yourself!
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star ductless units use 60% less energy than conventional electric heating systems. This means that you are able to save more money on your utility bills. In fact, you can save 30-40% off the energy costs. However, this is only true if your unit is properly installed and regularly maintained.
Ductless mini-splits are easy to install AND save you space. You can actually mount them on your wall so you don't have to worry about moving around furniture or having any invasive ductwork being an eye sore. Homeowners report them being much more aesthetically pleasing than most traditional HVAC units because of this.
Ductless systems are a lot more energy efficient than most traditional units, for a few different reasons. First, you can turn off units in rooms that aren't being used rather than continuing to heat or cool your entire house. Second, you never have to worry about leaky ductwork because no ductwork is necessary for these units to operate. And lastly, ductless units use variable speed compressors instead of one- or two-speed compressors. This means that they're constantly making adjustments to keep your home at a consistent temperature instead of cycling on and off - saving you electricity.
Air ducts collect all sorts of contaminants like dirt, dust, mold, pet dander and more. Because your ductless unit operates without the use of ductwork, this isn't something you need to worry about. You can enjoy a much cleaner home, free of contaminants and germs when you go ductless.
If your family is one to fight over the temperature in the house, then a ductless mini-split might just be the solution to end all that bickering! Having more control over your comfort is one of the greatest benefits of owning a ductless unit. Your ductless mini-split comes equipped with indoor single-room, wall-mounted units that give you the ability to heat and cool certain area or "zones" of your house without having to heat and cool the entire home. This means that you can control and adjust the temperature in each individual room to ensure everyone in your home is comfortable.
We recommend scheduling annual maintenance no matter what type of HVAC unit you have - even ductless! However, the maintenance you need to do as a homeowner is much less than what you'd need to do if you had a traditional HVAC unit. You will still want to clean the filters, keep the vents of the wall unit clear, and tidy up around the units to make sure they maintain proper airflow. However, you don't need to worry about cleaning any ductwork, sealing duct leaks, or anything of that sort like you do with traditional units.
We're all about saving the environment these days! Because ductless mini-splits are so efficient, it's also great for the environment. If a room isn't being occupied and therefore, doesn't need to be heated or cooled, then you can easily just turn off that part of the unit. It requires less energy, and is much better for the environment.
For over 35 years, Peter Levi has been providing fast, professional heating and cooling services you can count on. The experts at Peter Levi are here to help with all your ductless mini-split needs. Contact us today at 800-868-6885 or online here.
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