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Are Ductless Systems Worth the Upgrade?

Maybe you’ve heard of ductless HVAC systems, but maybe you aren’t familiar with this unique HVAC solution. Ductless mini splits are an excellent choice for both heating and cooling. Although they can be more expensive, we think that the benefits outweigh the additional upfront cost through continued savings on utilities.

You can keep reading to learn more about why you might want to upgrade from central air conditioning to mini splits in Petersburg. Then you can give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment and we can review how a mini split would work for your home, no matter how big or small it is.

Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling

A ductless mini split is particularly great for families who want to customize temperatures in different areas of a home. With a ductless mini split, each individual unit maintains its own unique settings. As long as doors are closed to separate different sections of your home, each room or zone can maintain its own temperature higher or lower than the rest of the house.

Ductless mini splits also boast the benefit of being up to 50% more energy efficient than a more traditional forced air system that uses attached ductwork to distribute cooled air. This is because 100% of the air being cooled blows directly into your home without having to move through ductwork first. Inevitably, some of the air that gets cooled by your HVAC system gets trapped in the ductwork or escapes through holes. But a mini split does not have that same problem.

Since the mini split is a heat pump, it also offers the ability to heat your home all from the same system. You don’t have to have a separate heater installed when you upgrade to a ductless mini split. It’s an all-in-one solution for both heating and cooling, which can save you some space over having to store a large indoor unit.

Downsides of Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling

One downside is that a ductless mini split usually costs more upfront compared to a central HVAC system. However, we think that the upfront investment is well worth the benefits that you enjoy from the system. You should also consider that the energy savings from month to month can outweigh the extra upfront cost. 

Ductless mini splits do require more maintenance compared to a large central air conditioner. This is primarily because you’re having to clean filters and maintain multiple units throughout your home instead of a single central unit. The effects of missing out on maintenance can be felt sooner. Skipping out on maintenance for your ductless mini split units can have serious consequences since the components are much smaller. 

Making a Decision

Ductless mini split HVAC systems are an excellent choice no matter how big or small your home is. The ability to customize a layout makes them unique from any other type of HVAC system. But the bottom line is, you have to decide if the solution is right for your home and family. 

Our team would be happy to come to your house for an in-home assessment and talk to you about how a ductless mini split would be set up. We can also offer you care tips to make maintenance as easy as possible. Then you can decide whether or not you want to replace your existing air conditioner with a ductless mini split or maintain a more traditional ducted system.

Contact Benner Heating & Air for all your heating and cooling needs. We can help you choose between a mini split and a central air conditioner. It’s Better with Benner.

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