So, what exactly is a ductless mini-split air conditioner? It is a cooling system made up of a wall-mounted indoor device and an outdoor compressor. They are ideal for multi-family houses and room additions. Mini-splits require no ducts and therefore provide cooling throughout the entire home.
At Comfort 1 Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we offer expert ductless mini-split installation and repair to Woodland Hills and Canoga Park, CA area residents. We carry ductless mini-split systems from reputable brands. Our installers are licensed and insured and trained in the latest installation methods. We offer a customer satisfaction guarantee on all installations, flat-rate pricing, and 24-hour emergency service. Call today to determine if a ductless mini-split system is right for your home.
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Customizable Cooling With a Ductless Mini-Split
Many homeowners complain about not being able to cool every room in the house, particularly in multi-level homes. Regular AC systems will cool the main level, but any floor above that is up for grabs, resulting in uneven temperatures and some rooms being colder than others.
Enter the ductless mini-split air conditioner. These cooling systems are becoming more popular every day because they are capable of cooling (and heating) large spaces as well as individual rooms in the house. They provide consistently even temperatures to every room no matter how many levels in your home. Ductless mini-splits also offer improved indoor air quality as well as energy efficiency. Because there is no ductwork involved, they are minimally invasive, and installation is simple.
Advantages of Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioning
There are many advantages to a ductless mini-split system. For example, they are smaller and can manage zone cooling without the high energy costs. Each room, or “zone,” has its own programmable thermostat. They are not as loud as window AC units and require only a small hole in the wall. Other advantages of ductless mini-split air conditioners include:
- Simple installation
- Cool every room in the house, including rooms that receive direct sun exposure
- No ducts are required, thus eliminating cooling loss
- More energy-efficient than conventional HVAC systems
- Can be mounted on the walls or ceiling
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Drawbacks of Ductless Mini-Splits
Ductless mini-splits are great, but you should be aware of their limitations. The upfront cost is probably one of the biggest disadvantages of these cooling systems. A ductless mini-split system will cost more than a standard unit, and your energy bill may or may not be lower depending on your climate and use.
You will be required to perform regular maintenance on your mini-split system. This involves washing the filter of every unit regularly. Neglecting to do so will result in costly repairs and reduce the system’s lifespan. Aesthetics is another factor to consider since not all ductless mini-split AC systems will blend in with the existing decor.