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Ductless Mini-Split Heating And Cooling: The Straight-Up Story On Inverter Technology

Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems have been around for awhile. Most people know that they’re ideal for additions and previously unheated homes with no ductwork, such as vacation cabins. What you may not know is that mini-split engineering is continually improving, thanks, in part, to innovations such as inverter technology. Here’s the straight-up story on inverter technology.

What inverter technology offers

Traditional scroll or rotary compressors go on and shut off. They run at maximum speed until the right temperature is reached, and then they shut off. Compressors with inverter technology, on the other hand, use a variable frequency, eliminating abrupt starts and stops. This type of compressor gradually increases and decreases power, achieving the desired temperature more quickly and maintaining that temperature for a longer time. When a larger temperature shift is needed, the inverter compressor can operate at a much higher frequency than a traditional compressor.

This results in higher energy savings and increased home comfort, not only because the ideal temperature is consistently maintained, but also because the system is quiet. Your indoor noise level can be a whisper-quiet 26 dBa, while the outdoor noise level can be as low as 53dBa. Further, today’s ductless mini-splits with inverter technology can achieve a very impressive seasonal energy efficiency ratio of 22.

All the benefits of traditional mini-splits

Of course, the newest mini-splits offer all the advantages of the more traditional mini-splits, such as the option of zoned heating and cooling. And you don’t have the problem of dust and other contaminants entering your air stream via ductwork.

Have questions about today’s advanced ductless mini-splits with inverter technology? Contact the experts at Blanton’s Heating & A/C. We provide HVAC-system products and services to homeowners throughout the Fayetteville area.