Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners

January 8, 2009 by Shawn Mack  
Filed under Savings Guide

The popularity of wall mounted mini split air conditioners around the world is evidence that ductless equipment is here to stay. The United States has jumped on board and contractors and consumers keep finding new and ingenious ways of using ductless equipment.

Following is a list of benefits for using ductless air conditioning equipment:

Cost: A competitive United States ductless market has helped drive prices down and efficiency up. You can call your local contractor or go online and find excellent pricing on ductless equipment. You can find mini split units for less than $1,000.00 and many cities offer rebates for high-efficiency air conditioners.

Installation: Installation of ductless equipment is very clean and easy. Most ductless mini split air conditioners only require a 3” hole in the wall to run all the needed refrigerant line sets and electrical wiring. Most contractors can fully complete the job in less than 4 hours, if the outdoor condenser shares the same wall with the indoor evaporator.

Space Requirement: Many older homes, cabins and additions were not built with central air conditioning in mind and do not have adequate space for ductwork. Wall mounted mini split air conditioners negate the need for added ductwork. Refrigerant line sets and wiring can easily run through attics, walls and ceilings to connect with the outdoor condenser.

Efficiency: Ductless split systems have become increasingly more efficient since United States minimum requirements rose to 13 SEER. It is not uncommon to find ductless equipment exceeding 20 SEER. Many ductwork systems lose more than 15% of the conditioned air through leaks and cracks.

Zone Control: Many mini split owners already have an existing central air conditioner system in their home. Smaller central air conditioners and older equipment are expensive to replace and many consumers have purchased mini split air conditioners to cool areas that their existing systems can’t handle. Mini split air conditioners have the ability to cool any area or zone in a building. Why keep your central air conditioner at 65° F to cool your sunroom or upper level to 75°F? Installing a mini split unit in these areas is an efficient solution.

Heating Capabilities: Many ductless mini split systems offer either heat pump or electric heat functions. This is an excellent added feature for areas that require heat during the year and either do not have a furnace or the furnace isn’t capable of adequately warming the area.

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    Mini split air conditioners are definitely on the up, I’ve seen a lot while installing air con units in Yorkshire, UK.

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