5 Things to Know About Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

Ductless Mini-Split Air ConditionerWondering how ductless mini-split air conditioners can be used in your New Jersey home? Similar to their larger counterparts, mini-split air conditioners have two main components. The first is an outdoor compressor housing the condenser coil. The second is the indoor unit designed for air-handling. As the name suggests, this system is ductless. Instead, a conduit housing a power cable, refrigerant tubing, condensate drain and suction tubing connects the two units.

How Does the Mini-Split Air Conditioner Work?

Mini-Split air conditioners function just about the same as more traditional central systems and window units: heat from inside the house is transferred outside. Together, the evaporator (inside) and the condenser (outside) work to dissipate heat by utilizing the refrigerant pumped between the two. For heating, the process is simply reversed.

Learn About Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

1. Mini-Split Air Conditioners offer excellent advantages to homeowners.
According to Energy.com, mini-split systems offer a plethora of advantages. Their small size allows for great flexibility when it comes to zoning or cooling individual rooms. Some models allow for up to four indoor units connected to one outdoor unit. Since each zone may also have its own thermostat, individuals can set their own climate needs.

2. Ductwork can be expensive to install.
Right in the product name is the word “ductless.” Some New Jersey homes simply don’t have ductwork; installing it would be extremely costly. The way they are set up also allows for easy installation, generally only requiring a 3” hole in the wall for the conduit. Connecting conduits also come in a variety of lengths, allowing consumers to place the outdoor unit as close or far from the home as necessary.

3. Easily avoid energy loss.
The lack of ductwork means mini-splits do not allow for much in the way of heat or energy loss. This makes them highly budget friendly, energy efficient and worth the installation costs. For space conditioning, ductwork can cause up to 30% of energy loss. This number will be higher in spaces that have not been insulated.

4. More appealing than a window unit.
Small and sleekly designed, mini-split air conditioning systems are much more attractive than window units. Not only do they allow homeowners to free their windows for their intended purposes, they look much less invasive and run quieter as well.

5. Consumers will need a qualified installer.
Correct air conditioning installation is necessary no matter what system is being placed in a home. Point Bay provides professional installation of a vast array of name brand equipment. More importantly, we service what we sell!

Point Bay Energy Heating and Cooling Can Help

Not only do we provide top notch equipment and service, we also strive to supply our customers with excellent information. Most people are unfamiliar with proper installation of heating and cooling units, and may struggle in choosing the correct products. Contact us today for a free, convenient estimate, and one of our trained equipment professionals will set up an appointment to come out to meet with you/your family to discuss your options. When you choose Point Bay, you can be sure you’re getting the finest quality products for worry-free performance.