What are the Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems?
When the summer heat approaches New Jersey, you’ll notice an increase in homes with air conditioners hanging outside of windows. While there’s nothing particularly wrong with using a window-based air conditioning unit, there are better options out there to keep you cool — such as a ductless mini-split system.
If you’re not sure whether or not you should make the switch to a ductless system, here are some of the many benefits to consider.
No Ductwork is Required
If your home is not equipped to handle ductwork (i.e., it’s a vintage home), you may not be the ideal candidate for a central cooling system — but a ductless mini-split system will be the perfect solution!
This compact air conditioning unit packs the power of a central cooling system without the use of ductwork; it relies on a compressor (the metal hub outside of your home) and an evaporator (the part that resides inside of your home).
As it uses a similar formula to a central air conditioner (sans air ducts), you’ll be able to keep any room cool with the utmost efficiency.
More than One Evaporator Can Be Installed
Suppose you have a few different rooms in your home that are relatively close to each other but all need some cooling help — no problem! Depending on the make or model of your ductless mini-split system, you’ll be able to have between 4-to-8 evaporators hooked up to one condenser — which makes home-zoning possible!
If you’re looking not to break the bank this summer, you’ll want to consider a ductless mini-split system. While the initial unit may cost more upfront, you’ll reap energy savings in the long run. On average, a ductless mini-split system can save up to roughly 30 percent on your energy bill compared to other means of cooling.