Ductless mini-split HVAC technology is one viable option that’s available for heating and cooling your Lewisville, Texas, home. What exactly is a ductless mini-split system, and how can it help you keep your home more comfortable in winter and summer? We’re glad you asked!
Defining Ductless Mini-Split Technology
A ductless mini-split AC or HVAC system — also known as a “mini-split” — is a compact split-system air conditioner or heat pump. Like a central AC or heat pump system, a ductless mini split features both an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor, but the two systems are quite different.
The main difference between the two is that a conventional HVAC system uses a single air handler or furnace, requiring a network of air ducts to deliver heating and cooling to your home. A ductless system, on the other hand, uses compact air handlers that you mount in each room or zone that you use them in.
Where You Might Use a Ductless Mini-Split System
Because of their compact size and lack of dependence on existing ductwork, ductless mini-split systems offer more versatility than conventional ducted systems. They make a viable addition to such systems for supplemental heating and cooling. You can also use mini splits to condition individual rooms or zones in your home that are difficult to effectively heat or cool. Here are some examples:
- Room additions
- Finished basements or attics
- Rooms that you rarely use
- Converted garages
- Granny units
- Enclosed porches
Advantages of Ductless Mini-Splits
Ductless mini splits offer the following advantages over ducted systems:
- Quieter operation
- Simpler, less-intrusive installation
- More energy-efficient heating and cooling
- Individual control for each room or zone
- Fewer energy losses
- Better indoor air quality
For further information about how to use a ductless mini-split system in your home, call Metro Environmental Services at 972-268-6922. Our experts are always here to help.