Do you know the benefits of going duct-free to cool your New Hampshire home? In preparation for these warmer months, ductless HVAC systems (or mini-splits) are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to their energy efficiency and potential to create a range of temperature zones within the same home. These systems are simple to use and install and are guaranteed to cause less fighting over the thermostat.
The decision to go with a ductless mini split unit does differ for every homeowner. However, let’s take a look at how these systems work, their benefits, and what makes them worthwhile for you.
Ductless mini split air conditioning systems are the perfect alternative to springing for central air or replacing several window A/C units. These energy-efficient systems involve both an indoor and outdoor unit that helps with air regulation within your home. These units work together to cool your entire home or selected rooms as efficiently as possible.
If you’re struggling to figure out why these systems could be the right choice for you, we’ve listed out a few of the major benefits of using a ductless HVAC system compared to a traditional one.
Improved Air Quality
Ductless air conditioning pumps have their own filter housed within the indoor unit. The air in a singular room goes through the filtration process without mixing with air from other areas of your house. This means that any extra contamination is eliminated and improves the quality of air in each room.
No Need for Ductwork
One of the major benefits of this type of system is in the name—ductless HVAC systems don’t rely on ducts to circulate air. Instead, they use outside condensing units and indoor air handlers to properly disperse air and regulate temperature. In addition, installation is much easier and less expensive without the need to install and connect ducts in your home.
Zoned Cooling and Heating
As mentioned, ductless air conditioners are designed to cool specific rooms without construction. You can pair various indoor units with a single outdoor unit to create a multiple-zone mini-split system to regulate air throughout your home. This allows you to operate each indoor unit independently from the others.
Ductless HVAC systems put you in control of the temperature for each zone in your home without the risk of harming your unit or home’s air quality. This benefit will also be a huge money saver for you as you can just turn off the unit in certain rooms when you’re not in them instead of having it constantly running.
Flexible and Versatile
Window air conditioners take up more space in a single room and eliminate the view from a window, which is not ideal if you only have one window in a room.
Ductless air conditioners are compact, so they need only a small area for installation. You can install the indoor unit to any interior wall so you can still enjoy the view from your windows. Plus, you avoid the sight of a not-so appealing window unit hanging out of your home.