6 Advantages of Installing a Duct Free Mini-Split System

Air conditioning and heating is a must these days.

It wasn’t long ago that the very idea of modern indoor cooling systems first came into being in American culture, but since then much has changed—including rises in temperature that make houses and offices with no form of indoor cooling a thing of the past.

However, buildings constructed before the invention of the air conditioning unit still stand, meaning its modern occupants have one of three options for maintaining a comfortable temperature in their old home or office: install a pricey central air system; mount an unattractive window unit; or possibly the best—albeit lesser know—option of putting in a ductless split heating and cooling system.

Whether you want to create an individually climate-controlled room or area in your home or office, or you simply want to replace your window unit without the expense and hassle of installing ducts, check out these 6 benefits of a duct free mini-split system:

Easy Installation

If you live in a home or work in an office that doesn’t have a central AC system, installing one can be both complicated and costly. Not so with duct free systems. Ductless mini-split systems have just three parts: an outdoor condensing unit, an indoor unit, and the 3 to 4 inch diameter copper tubing that connects the two and delivers the temperature-controlled air.

Quiet Operation

Since ductless air systems have both an indoor and outdoor component, contractors are able to install more noisy elements of the units, like the compressor and motor, outside. This keeps the system operating at around 26 decibels—quieter than the average whisper in a library (30db).

Energy Efficient

As of 2006, all residential air conditioning units must have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) higher than 13. The best ductless systems have a SEER of up to 26, and several models are Energy Star Qualified, meaning your energy bill goes down. Also, traditional forced A/C units can lose up to 40% of their energy in the duct system. Since there are no ducts in a duct free system, the efficiency of these units are much higher—losing less than 5% of cooling.

Individual Zoning

Isn’t it a waste to heat or cool a room that nobody occupies? Duct free split systems allow you to pick and choose which areas of your home or office you would like to keep cool or warm. This feature also allows you to custom control the temperature in each room—like perhaps making the kitchen cooler to keep guests comfortable when you are using the oven or other appliances.

Environmentally Conscious

When it comes to the environment, ductless systems not only improve energy efficiency, but operate on R410A refrigerant designed to prevent damage to the ozone layer. Also, since your home or office will use up less electricity, the toll it takes on the environment will be significantly reduced. 

Home Security

Window A/C units make it easy for intruders to break into your home or office. By getting rid of window units, and replacing them with a ductless unit that can be mounted high on the wall or in a corner of the room, you improve your security while simultaneously enhancing the view.

Bringing some modern temperature control in your old home or office doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor or involve some ugly device sticking out of your window. Duct free split systems are the perfect alternative for home or office owners looking to improve their energy efficiency, lower their energy bill, and avoid the hassle of costly ductwork.

We invite you to learn more about how a duct-free split system can be advantageous for your home or business – continue browsing our blog and knowledge center, or metro-Atlanta A/C consultants at Gagne A/C to schedule an appointment today.