Ductless mini-split air conditioning has been popular in Europe and Asia since the 1970s. Today, the versatility and energy efficiency of mini-split systems make them a popular choice in the United States, including Hogansville, Georgia. Also called zoned systems, mini-splits provide an economical way to air condition hard-to-reach areas, single rooms or homes that cannot support a ducted system. Here are four things you should know about ductless systems.
Mini-splits are easy to install. Like a ducted system, the compressor is located outside. The compressor connects to indoor blower units by a conduit that passes through the wall. The conduit carries electrical wiring, tubing with refrigerant and condensate drain lines. Companies like Trane offer both single- and multi-zone systems. In multi-zone systems, one compressor supports multiple blower units.
Ducted systems require a large space to accommodate air distribution systems and equipment. Ductless systems are easily incorporated into the living space. Indoor blower cassettes can be mounted on a wall, the ceiling or floor.
In ducted systems, approximately 30 percent of conditioned air is lost. Because ductless systems do not have ducts, there is no loss of conditioned air. Each room has its own temperature control, allowing independent adjustment of temperatures. When a room is not in use, the unit can be turned off. Mini-splits are economical, with high SEER values, and precise control of both temperature and humidity. The result is a more comfortable indoor living space.
Ductless units are easy to maintain. The filter should be cleaned every few months. Coils should be cleaned quarterly. Newer models have self-cleaning components that reduce the need for service calls.
About X-Stream Mechanical Services
X-Stream Mechanical Services provides heating and air conditioning service for all makes and models of HVAC equipment for communities in west-central Georgia. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we adhere to high technological standards and strive for 100 percent customer satisfaction.
For more information about installing a ductless mini-split unit in your Hogansville, Georgia, home or business, call X-Stream Mechanical Services at (770) 769-1257.