Ductless Mini-Split Heating
A Cost-Effective Solution For Difficult To Heat and Cool Spaces
Do you have rooms in your home that are not connected to your central heating and cooling system? For many homes in the Waterford area it's not uncommon for attics, basements, three-season porches, and room additions to be heated and cooled with supplemental heat sources such as baseboard heat and window air conditioners.
While expanding the home's ductwork is one soluiton for adding heat to new areas of the home, it's often not the most cost-effective option. Because central heating and AC are designed to work as a system with the existing ductwork and air volume, running more ducts to heat and cool additional spaces can overtax the HVAC system, making it less efficient and the home less comfortable.
The Advantages of Ductless Heating Systems
- Can be mounted out of the way near the ceiling
- Ductless systems are more efficient than central heating and cooling because there is no air loss from ductwork
- Do not require blocking a window, like a window AC unit
- Are safer to operate than space heaters and baseboard heat
- Create separate zones in the home for customized comfort and better efficiency
- Many models come with advanced programmable remote controls
- Simple to maintain
Ductless Mini-Split InstallationPrior to installing your new ductless mini-split system your technician will calculate the room's air volume to ensure the system is sized correctly to provide the most efficient heating and cooling possible. When choosing a ductless system you will want to compare the efficiency ratings and the estimated annual energy use as calculated and displayed on the EnergySTAR label.
Installating a ductless system in your home is a simple process that involves making an 3"x3" hole through an exterior wall to run conduit for refrigerant lines and wiring between the outside condenser unit and the indoor, wall-mounted air-handler/evaporator unit. Multiple air handlers in different rooms can be connected to a single outside condenser.
Considering a ductless system for your home? Call Superior Plumbing and Heating. We can evaluate your needs and recommend the best solution for effectivley ehating and cooling your entire home.