Do you have a room in your home that is warmer than the others? Are you trying to lower your energy consumption with more efficient appliances? Do you want more control over the temperature in each room of your home? If you answered yes to these questions, then a ductless mini-split system may be the perfect solution for you. At Blue River Plumbing & Heating, we are your reliable ductless mini split AC system installation pros. These systems are an innovative, affordable way to cool your home, and we can help!
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How Does a Ductless Mini-Split AC System Work?
A ductless mini-split air conditioning system works just like a central AC unit but without the ducts. How? A mini-split system pulls warm air from the room over its cold evaporator coils. The warm air cools, and the mini-split system pushes the cooled air right back into the room, eliminating the need for a duct system.
Large, central air conditioning units work in the same fundamental way as mini-split systems: warm air is cooled when it flows over cold coils. However, traditional air conditioners push the cooled air through your home’s duct system and then into each room. Central air conditioners consume a lot of energy pushing air through your home.
In a ductless mini-split AC system, the air conditioning unit is actually inside the room that it is cooling. Each in-room unit connects to the outdoor compressor unit via a refrigerant line, a power cable, suction tubing, and a condensate drain line.
Benefits of Ductless Systems
If you’re debating as to whether or not a ductless mini split AC system is right for your home, it’s important to consider the many benefits you’ll enjoy, including:
- Improved Temperature Control: One of the primary benefits of a ductless mini-split AC system is that it gives you a great deal of control over your home’s cooling. You can install multiple units connected to one outdoor compressor, or a single unit to cool an overly-warm room in your home.
- Versatile Cooling: If you’ve recently added on to your home, a ductless mini-split unit may be more budget-friendly than expanding your existing duct system to reach the addition. Also, your current central air conditioning unit may not be powerful enough to cool your enlarged home properly. Instead of replacing a central air unit that’s still in good shape, you could add a ductless mini-split unit where you need it the most.
- Energy Savings: You can save quite a bit of money by zoning your air conditioning. If you don’t spend time in your bedroom during the day, you can turn the temperature up and close the door until you’re ready to go to bed. By cooling only the rooms that you’ll be in, you can cut your energy costs significantly.
Even if you want to keep your entire home cooled all day, you can still save money with a ductless mini-split AC system. Each unit is energy-efficient and doesn’t use much power, especially when compared to central AC units that are ten or more years old.
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Your Trusted Ductless Mini Split Installation Experts
If you decide to upgrade your home’s current air conditioning system or to add a cooling unit to just one space, choose Colorado’s trusted HVAC professionals. At Blue River Plumbing & Heating, our knowledgeable technicians will install your mini-split system efficiently and make sure that you understand how to operate it.
If you have questions about how a mini-split AC system may be beneficial in your home, reach out for a consultation today.