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Understanding Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Systems, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics and benefits associated with mini-split ductless HVAC systems. These systems, which combine a wall-mounted indoor unit and an outside compressor, are intended for smaller areas or situations where you require independent temperature control between specific rooms or spaces within your home or building.

At Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical, we offer a variety of mini-split ductless systems to fill all your needs. What are some of the situations or circumstances where installing a mini-split ductless HVAC system into your home or building might be the best choice? That’s what we’re looking at in today’s part two of our series.

New Home Additions

One of the most popular formats wherein ductless systems are often utilized is when homeowners are performing a new construction project on their space that involves adding a new level, a new room, a new garage or any other kind of significant addition. In these situations, ductless HVAC systems make the entire process far easier because they do not require specifically-sized ducts – they will naturally size themselves for the new space.

In addition, ductless mini-split systems can operate independently when installed. This means you do not need to mess with your current HVAC system, even if it’s not a ductless one. The new system will be installed as its own separate entity and will function as such.

Independent Zones

Most standard HVAC systems have a single thermostat for the whole house, meaning everyone in the space has to deal with the temperature that’s decided upon. Mini-split ductless systems, though, allow for independent temperature zones based on rooms or areas in the home – you can install up to eight separate zones in a given home, meaning each person in the home can control their own temperature.

Downsizing and Energy Savings

If you’re in a situation where certain rooms in your home aren’t being used, you may want to conserve energy by closing off vents and conditioned air to these rooms. But you may not realize that this practice can lead to pressure imbalances in a normal HVAC system, damaging its components – as you may have guessed, though, there’s no such strain placed on a ductless system, where you can simply set these rooms for less stressful temperatures. You can also simply install a ductless system for your most-used rooms, then leave the lesser-used rooms with the existing HVAC system running on a low level.

No Existing Ductwork

Finally, for any kind of an installation or remodel process that involves structural changes, mini-split ductless systems are ideal. This is particularly true in cases where you’re looking to install a new HVAC component, but the home does not have existing ductwork in place – the new installation will be both cheaper and more efficient using a mini-split ductless system.

For more on mini-split ductless HVAC systems, or to learn about any of our plumbing or HVAC services, speak to the staff at Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical today.