Raleigh Ductless Mini Splits
Ductless Mini Split System Operation
Like a traditional central forced air system, ductless mini splits can effectively both heat and cool your home. If you do not have room for bulky ductwork, though, ductless systems have a clear advantage. While central heating and cooling systems rely on ductwork to distribute conditioned air throughout your home, ductless mini splits feature indoor units, usually wall mounted, that provide heating and cooling directly. There is no need for ductwork or air registers at all.
Ductless mini splits, like central air systems, have an outdoor unit containing the system’s compressor. Unlike central air systems, though, ductless mini splits use only a conduit to connect the indoor and outdoor components of the system. This conduit contains refrigerant tubing and a power cable, requiring only a small, 3 inch hole to be drilled in the wall for installation.
Why Go Ductless?
In addition to easy, unobtrusive installation, ductless mini split systems are small and easy to use. Their design lends itself to zoning, helping to further boost energy efficiency in your home. Most models can have up to four air handlers connected to the outdoor unit, allowing for easy, room–by–room heating and cooling. Each indoor unit is controlled by its own thermostat, meaning that each room or temperature zone can be individually controlled.
While zoning capability may help increase energy efficiency, the real benefit of ductless mini split systems lies simply in its lack of ductwork. Duct systems are not only obtrusive and difficult to install. The energy loss associated with them can account for nearly 30% of space conditioning energy losses. That’s a pretty good incentive to eliminate ducts from your home comfort system. Add to that the fact that the indoor air handlers can be installed in a variety of ways and locations and you are left with a heating and cooling option well worth your consideration.
Ideal Application for a Ductless Mini Split
Ductless mini-splits are a terrific solution for homes and businesses where installing ducts is too costly. The combination of an air handler inside and a condenser outside is a reliable choice for many people. Single zone A/C units come in sizes of 9,000 to 36,000 BTUH total capacity and from 13 SEER all the way to 26 SEER! The indoor units can be installed on any outside wall and a small hole will be needed to connect the two components
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Other Brands of Ductless Mini Splits
- Sanyo has been on the leading edge of this technology from the beginning. They produce a wide variety of units including single zone models, and those with dual zone, tri-zone, or quad zone capacity.
- Trane Corporation is another long-term player in the residential air conditioning market. They offer a good variety of ductless / mini split units that cool from one to four zones with excellent efficiency.
- Fujitsu General America is known for good quality and value, producing a variety of mini split air conditioning systems to meet your zone cooling needs.
- Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics is a company with a long history of producing quality appliances and electronics and their split mini air conditioning systems are highly rated and very efficient.
Ductless Installation, Maintenance and Repair in Raleigh NC
Like any home comfort system, ductless mini splits are susceptible to wear and tear and damage. The best way to ensure reliable, uninterrupted performance from your ductless system is with regular, professional maintenance. This will give the technicians at R & S Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning the opportunity to catch any small problems with your system before they snowball. Don’t wait until your system is in heavy use to discover a problem. Let R & S Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning provide all of your ductless mini split installation, maintenance, repair and replacement service. Call today to learn more about our services in your area.