Is a Mini-Split System Right for Your Needs?
November 14, 2017
You may want to consider the advantages of a ductless, mini-split system before making your decision.
If you have a heating or air conditioning system that needs to be upgraded, or you just want one that is more energy-efficient, then you might be considering a ductless, or mini-split, HVAC system. A ductless HVAC system is much easier to install, runs at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems and allows you to maintain better control over the different zones of your home. Although they were rare just a short decade ago, ductless HVAC systems have become one of the hottest trends in the HVAC world.
With mindsets changing about the eco-friendly nature of ductless systems, there is anticipated market growth that might help to bring the cost of buying and installing ductless HVAC systems down significantly. With the allure of more energy efficiency, which translates into lower monthly operating costs, many homebuilders might use their installation as a selling point for new construction and renovation projects.
Many construction forecasters are seeing that ductless systems may be the newest trend over the next few years and may expand to more residential spaces. With more technological advances and the development of smaller, quieter, and more efficient units, many homeowners might consider making the investment. With the higher demand, there may be more developers in the industry trying to make innovative new products to corner the market and find their niche in the ductless HVAC world.
Also driving the trend is the forecast that construction will soon be on the rise as the economy continues to grow and expand. Not just for residential dwellings, ductless HVAC systems are an excellent choice for apartments, houses, condominiums and small businesses too. They work by zoning areas within a dwelling so that you only use heating and cooling when you need to. They make each room into a zone that isn’t costing money by being heated or cooled when there is no one in it. Ductless systems also allow for better temperature management, and they eliminate cold and hot spots in homes.
The best part about mini-split systems is that you don’t have to tear out the wall or redo the ductwork in a house to make it more energy-efficient. Many of them are programmable to be turned on and off when you want them to be. They also heat and cool a room much faster than their traditional counterparts. The room conditioner comes straight from the unit instead of making its way through ducts from the furnace to the room.
St. Louis Mini-Split System
If you are redoing your heating and cooling system or are building a home, it is a good idea to consider all your HVAC system options. Mini-split systems are more eco-friendly, more energy-efficient and more cost-effective. You may want to consider the advantages of a ductless system before making your decision. To find out what your options are, contact Scott-Lee Heating Company. We install and provide maintenance for Mitusbishi, Dikan and Fujitsu mini split systems, as well as for Trane, Carrier, and York.