If you’ve been searching for the best way to condition a new home addition, consider a ductless system. They work just like central HVAC systems but they don’t require ductwork and solve the challenges associated with cooling and heating a new room.
Ductless systems, also known as mini splits, are available as heat pumps and air conditioners. They offer a high level of energy efficiency, easy installation and flexibility. In many cases, they lower the construction costs because they don’t require any ductwork or space for its placement.
The components for a ductless mini split include an indoor air handler and an outdoor condenser. The two connect via a narrow conduit that contains the refrigerant line, power and drainline. The factory installs the refrigerant and the conduit connects the condenser and air handler easily.
These systems are so advantageous because:
- They must meet and often exceed the minimum energy efficiency requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy. Many models are available with advanced technology to enhance comfort and efficiency.
- Each air handler has its own thermostat and most come with remote controls. If you’re not using a space, you can simply turn the unit off to save energy.
- Mini splits experience no ductwork air or thermal losses associated with central systems that rely on ducts to deliver conditioned air, which further increases their energy efficiency.
- These systems are quiet and some offer high efficiency air filtration.
- A smaller ductless system plugs directly into a 120-volt electrical outlet.
- Larger mini splits can support up to four separate air handlers, allowing for future system expansion.
- Air handler placement is flexible. It can sit on the floor, wall, or hang from the ceiling.
- Outdoor condensers have a small footprint and conduits are available in various lengths, depending on the system you choose.
- Ductless heat pumps offer safe and efficient heating during the winter.
As you plan your new home addition, it’s worth looking into a ductless system as the go-to appliance for cooling and heating. To learn more, contact Powers Heating & Air. We proudly provide HVAC services for Peachtree City homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about ductless systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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