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Adding To Your Home? Here's Why A Ductless Mini-Split System Can Make Sense

Is your family growing or are you in need of more living space? Are you considering expanding your home with a new addition, but are wondering if your existing HVAC system can accommodate it? Here’s your answer – ask your HVAC contractor about installing a ductless mini-split system.

The new ductless mini-splits have several advantages:

You can purchase ductless mini-splits that are highly efficient. Some models reach up to a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 23, which is the highest efficiency an A/C can get. Because they don’t operate through a home’s ductwork, you avoid energy losses that are so common to ducted systems, like central air.

Ductless mini-splits are very easy and inexpensive to install. The condenser/compressor can be placed virtually anywhere you like outside, up to 50 feet away from the indoor unit. The refrigerant tubing, power cable, suction tubing, and condensate drain line are bundled together in a conduit and fed through a three-inch hole in the exterior wall of the house.

Additionally, the indoor air-handling component can be mounted on the wall in nearly any location, and certain models can be inset when a less noticeable look is desired. With their low-profile and sleek, modern appearance, ductless systems do not compromise the design of a room. For added convenience, indoor air handlers are regulated with remote controls.

The adaptability of ductless mini-splits allows for zone heating and cooling; some units can handle up to four separate indoor air handlers, each with their own thermostat, connected to a single outdoor compressor unit.This energy-saving feature allows you to target heating and cooling to rooms only when they are in use.

Ductless mini-splits are an environmentally-friendly, energy-saving solution to your home’s heating and cooling needs, whether you are thinking of adding an addition or upgrading to the latest HVAC technology.

For more information about ductless mini-splits or if you have any questions about upgrading your HVAC system, contact Blanton’s Heating & A/C.