Do you have rooms in your home that always seem uncomfortable? These rooms might be too hot and stuffy in the summer and too cold and dry in the winter. The technicians at Grove Heating & Cooling have a solution – the installation of a ductless mini-split HVAC system.
Ductless mini-splits have quickly grown in popularity due to their convenience and energy efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about ductless systems and whether your Annapolis, MD area home, or home in the surrounding area can benefit from having one installed.
What you should first know about ductless mini-split systems is, as their name suggests, they don’t require the use of ductwork like traditional heating and cooling units. Mini-splits are indoor air handlers that are connected to an outdoor condenser/compressor unit like a heat pump or an air conditioner. When connected to an air conditioner a mini split will only be able to cool a room, but when connected to a heat pump they can provide both heating and cooling services. Up to 5 indoor air handling units can be connected to one compressor and mounted on the walls or ceilings of rooms depending on the layout of your home.
Mini-splits operate by moving heat in and out of your home. During warmer weather, the refrigerant absorbs heat energy from your Annapolis, MD area home and transfers it to the compressor where the air is released outside. The cool refrigerant then cools the room If the mini-split is connected to a heat pump, the system can work in reverse. The heat pump can extract warmth from the outside air and use refrigerant to transfer it inside.
Ductless mini-splits can be used in a variety of ways depending on what your home comfort needs include. Some of those most common applications are:
Choosing to buy a new HVAC system is a big financial decision. If you’re deciding whether ductless mini-split installation is right for your Annapolis, MD area home, consider the following benefits:
Ductless mini-splits are extremely energy efficient because of the absence of ductwork, which can lose 20-30% of conditioned air through duct leaks. Without ductwork, a mini-split can reduce monthly energy bills and decrease system wear and tear.
At the end of the day, the comfort of you and your family members is of utmost importance. If you’re struggling to keep comfortable in a new home addition, basement, or garage, installation of a ductless system can significantly improve comfort in these areas.
Although ductless systems are often used to heat and cool just one area of a home, they can also be used to provide comfort to your entire home. Each indoor air handling comes equipped with its own thermostat to create temperature zones. This allows family members to set the temperature to their liking in their rooms, and can also save on energy costs by not heating or cooling rooms that are rarely used.
Each indoor air handling unit is equipped with its own air filter for improved air filtration in each zone. The absence of ductwork can also improve air quality, as ducts are often magnets for attracting dirt, debris, allergens, and other contaminants that can eventually make their way into your living areas.
Unlike traditional central air conditioning systems, ductless mini splits don’t require extensive ductwork installation. They are easy to install and can often be up and running in just a few hours.
Based in Crofton, MD, Grove Heating & Cooling has proudly served the residents of Bowie, Annapolis, MD, and the surrounding areas since 2004. You can count on us for timely, professional, and cost-effective maintenance, repair, and installation for a variety of HVAC systems, including ductless mini splits.
We understand installing or replacing a ductless mini-split is a major investment in your home. We offer great financing options for new installations. Contact us today to schedule service.
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