Do you have a room in your Silver Spring, MD, home that seems impossible to keep comfortable? Maybe it’s hot and stuffy during the summer and drafty and cold in the winter. At Grove Heating & Cooling, we have just the solution for those hard-to-keep-comfortable areas of your home – the installation of a ductless mini split system.Ductless mini splits are efficient and versatile HVAC systems that can be used to heat and cool an entire home or just one area. Keep reading to learn more about ductless systems and whether you should consider having one installed in your Silver Spring, MD, home. Contact Grove Heating & Cooling for all your ductless mini split needs, including maintenance, repair, and installation service.
Although ductless mini splits have been around for decades, they have grown in popularity in recent years. The main thing to know about ductless systems is – as their name suggests – they don’t require the use of ductwork to distribute conditioned air around homes.
Instead, they consist of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor air handling units attached to walls or ceilings. The indoor and outdoor units are connected by a conduit that houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and condensate drain.
Mini splits can provide just cooling during the warmer months, but when they’re installed with a heat pump, they can offer both heating and cooling for year-round comfort.
Ductless systems can be used in a wide variety of ways. Some of their most popular applications include:
Silver Spring, MD, homeowners love ductless mini splits for several reasons, including:
Ductless mini splits are extremely energy efficient for a couple of reasons. Firstly, when used for heating, ductless heat pumps don’t burn fossil fuels like traditional heating systems. They use refrigerant and electricity to extract warmth from the outdoor air and transport it indoors. They work in reverse during the warmer months to provide cooling. A lack of ductwork also makes them highly efficient. It’s estimated that ductwork can lose 20% of conditioned air or more through leaks.
Ductwork can be safe havens for contaminants and pollutants to gather such as dirt, dust, allergens, and even rodents and insects. These contaminants can eventually find their way into your home’s living areas and negatively affect indoor air quality.
As we mentioned, ductless mini splits can be installed anywhere in your home where you need to provide cooling or heating, making them a highly flexible HVAC solution.
Since each mini split can be controlled separately to create temperature zones, family members have the convenience of setting the temperature to their liking in their rooms. You can also save money by not heating or cooling rooms you aren’t using such as a guest bedroom.
Whether you need to replace your existing ductless mini split system or are interested in installing one for the first time, reach out to Grove Heating & Cooling. Our NATE-certified technicians have extensive knowledge and experience working with ductless mini split systems. We also provide free estimates and financing to make the buying process easy and stress-free. Contact Grove Heating & Cooling today for ductless mini split installation in Silver Spring, MD.