The Ductless Mini-Split: A Tidy Little Solution For Your Air-Conditioning And Heating Problem

ductless mini-split system southwest Florida areaDoes your home have a heating and cooling “problem area”? Maybe you’re building an addition, but extending your home’s ductwork or radiant-heating system into the new space is impractical. Or maybe you’re looking for an energy-efficient way to heat and cool a multifamily structure or a school or office building.

Ductless mini-split systems may be the solution. These systems offer flexibility and convenience in a variety of residential and commercial situations.

Just like central heating and cooling systems, “mini-splits” have both an outdoor compressor/condenser unit and one or more indoor fans; the latter are installed in the areas you want to heat or cool. A conduit through a small opening in the wall connects the outdoor component with each indoor component.

Unlike many traditional systems, however, ductless systems offer a great deal of flexibility in accordance with interior building design. You can connect multiple indoor fans to your outdoor unit, keeping in mind both convenience and aesthetic value and eliminating the energy loss associated with ductwork. They allow temperature control on a zoned, individual level — each “split” is run by its own thermostat (which, in turn, can be run by remote control). In addition, mini-splits are relatively small and operate quietly.

Mini-split systems also can offer increased home security, as installation only requires that small hole in the wall. Window units, for example, require large holes — easy entrances for intruders and outdoor critters.

Mini-split systems do have some disadvantages. For example, they can be costlier to purchase and install than traditional systems. To learn more about whether a mini-split might work well for your situation, consult the heating and cooling professionals at Conditioned Air. We’re always glad to help our neighbors throughout Southwest Florida.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about ductless mini-splits and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Conditioned Air services Southwest Florida including cities Marco Island, Ft. Myers or anywhere in between. Visit our website to see our special offers to get started today!

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