Too Hot? Too Cold? What Is a Ductless Mini-Split and Why Might You Want One?
Say goodbye to being too hot or too cold at home! It’s 2024 and comfort is key in every corner of your house. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technology focuses on indoor environmental comfort—ensuring the perfect temperatures and air quality year-round.
Even if you already have a gas furnace and central air conditioning, you might be surprised by the benefits of a ductless mini-split system. Let’s explore a couple of scenarios that could enhance your home’s comfort:
What is a ductless mini-split?
Ductless mini-splits are innovative heating and cooling systems designed for personalized temperature control in individual rooms or spaces, akin to the convenience of motel room setups but with enhanced features. Available in various styles, the mini-split is a sleek rectangular unit mounted high on the wall, seamlessly blending into any interior. This indoor air-handling unit is seamlessly integrated with an outdoor compressor/condenser, allowing for efficient operation. The versatility of these systems enables the connection of multiple indoor units to a single outdoor unit, optimizing comfort and energy efficiency throughout your home.
Do you heat the whole house even though you spend most of the day in one room?
You’ve got a spacious house, but consider this: while you’re diligently at work in your home office, do you really need to heat or cool every corner of your home just to stay comfortable in that one room? Imagine the energy savings you could enjoy with a ductless mini-split system focused solely on your office space. Now, think about other households where a parent spends most of their day in the kitchen and living room with a little one in tow. Wouldn’t it make financial sense to prioritize heating or cooling these central areas instead of the upstairs bedrooms and basement?
Are you converting a single-family home into two residential units for rental income?
Many people are either renovating their basements to create rental spaces within their own homes or purchasing single-family homes for conversion into dual rental units, aiming to increase potential rental income. However, a persistent issue in this process is the transmission of noise between units, even with soundproofing applied to ceilings or walls, as sounds can still travel through the ductwork of the house. By reconfiguring the ducts and furnace for the primary section of the house and installing ductless mini-splits for the secondary section, this problem can disappear. Additionally, this setup eliminates tenant disputes over thermostat settings while offering each unit independent temperature control.
Our Handyside HVAC experts are well-versed in the advantages of installing a ductless mini-split system, whether it’s for heating and cooling a single room, several rooms, or even a subdivided area of your home.