Shopping for a Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump? What to Consider Before You Buy

Posted on: March 12, 2015

When you’re undertaking a home remodel or new addition, it also means you’re shopping for space cooling and heating. There are several options to consider, however, the benefits afforded by ductless mini-split heat pumps quietly and efficiently surpass the competition. Consider these ductless advantages:

ductless-mini-split-2-300x200-300x200Comfort and Efficiency Needs

If you have an older forced-air heating and A/C system, you may be accustomed to blasts of air when systems power on, as well as noisy operation and frequent on-and-off cycling. Perhaps you experience uneven temperatures from room to room and deal with moisture issues, such as high humidity during the summer months.

While these comfort problems are common for older forced-air systems, new ductless mini-split heat pumps are designed to transcend conventional forced-air deficiencies by incorporating high-efficiency super-heating and super-cooling technologies. Ductless mini-splits maintain smooth airflow and temperatures to one degree of thermostat set point. “Dry” mode alleviates high humidity and inverter-driven compressors operate at whisper-quiet decibels.

Moreover, zoned cooling and heating gives occupants complete control of comfort independently of other systems in the home. Zoned operation may save energy by conditioning the ductless zone as needed, rather than the entire home.

Following are more advantages of ductless mini-split heat pumps to consider for your Holly Springs home:

  • Expandable: Ductless mini-split systems offer one indoor air-handling unit (AHU) to cool and heat one zone in the home. However, you may choose a ductless multi-split system, which can accommodate up to five AHUs for one outdoor unit (compressor/condenser units), for possible expansion into other areas of the home.
  • Accommodating design: The outdoor unit may be located more than 200 feet away from the indoor AHU. This gives you great flexibility for strategic installations for aesthetics and efficiency.
  • Comprehensive and convenient: Ductless mini-split heat pumps offer both cooling and heating. Moreover, if you’re retrofitting the attic or basement, ductless zoning provides personalized comfort, which isn’t practical by extending air ducts.

Learn more about ductless mini-split heat pumps from the pros at Air Experts, or give us a call at 919-887-2132 to schedule an appointment!

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