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Our Ductless Mini Split FAQ

Ductless mini split systems are everywhere these days, and it’s for many good reasons. They’re sleek, comfortable, efficient, and even becoming affordable enough for regular homeowners to invest in. Thanks to new legislation and regulations, homeowners could even see tax credits, rebates, and other benefits when they choose this kind of system.

But how does it work? And why is it so efficient? Does it have to be in these little machines that are mounted on your wall or ceiling?

The answers to those questions are complicated, but we realize that they’re vital for customers to feel secure about their purchases. So we’re going to answer them in today’s FAQ. Take a look down below if you think a ductless system might be a good choice for your next AC installation in Peyton, CO.

How Does a Ductless Mini Split Work?

Ductless mini splits work similarly to regular heat pumps with one basic change. They move heat from one place to another using evaporation and condensation of refrigerant. This allows them to be both heating and cooling units when the need arises.

Ductless mini splits, however, don’t require air ducts to transport the air throughout your ventilation system and into your home. These units disperse the air directly from small air handlers that are mounted on your wall, ceiling, or floor.

Why Should I Choose a Mini Split?

Mini splits are great for a number of different reasons. They’re energy-efficient, boasting high SEER and HSPF ratings that outmatch their rivals. They’re also convenient and modular, meaning you can put them in strategic locations and rooms that require precise heating or cooling. You can even set them to different temperatures!

Mini splits also take the form of a heating and cooling system, being great for our area where we see all four seasons and huge temperature changes. And, to cap things off, a ductless mini split is all electrical, meaning it’s a great eco-friendly choice.

What’s the Catch?

There’s not much of a “catch” per se, but it’s important to know that ductless heat pumps are more expensive to purchase and install than conventional heating or cooling systems. This is important for customers on tight budgets who might not have the disposable income to invest in them.

Why Are Ductless Heat Pumps More Efficient?

This is a great question, but the answer is pretty simple. Ductless heat pumps are more efficient than other conventional systems in two major ways.

  1. These units are heat pumps, which means they move heat instead of creating it. This is a much less energy-intensive process that saves energy and money.
  2. Ductless units don’t use air ducts, which means there’s no air being lost through leaks or gaps.

Who Shouldn’t Get a Ductless Mini Split?

Well, ductless mini splits aren’t for everyone. Some customers on strict budgets simply won’t be able to afford them.

Ductless systems also need to be mounted on your wall, ceiling, or floor. These air handlers are necessary and where the majority of the cooling or heating process takes place. For customers who have no extra space in their homes, this might be a dealbreaker.

We can get you set up with a new ductless mini split. Contact SoCo Heating and Cooling today to schedule an installation. So Cool. So Cozy.

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