Ductless mini-split systems are becoming increasingly popular in homes and businesses across the country, as they offer a host of benefits that other HVAC options simply can’t match. Among these are easier installation and maintenance, advanced energy efficiency, zoned heating and cooling, and environmentally friendly operation. In addition, these units can help address some of the most common problems with traditional HVAC systems.
What is a Ductless Mini-Split?
Unlike traditional ductwork-based HVAC systems, which require expensive and time-consuming construction, a ductless system is comprised of just two major components: an outdoor unit and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit containing power cable, refrigerant tubing, and suction tube connecting the two units runs from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit, and is typically covered by a Line-Hide to provide protection.
Because they are so easy to install, Ductless mini splits can be the ideal solution for older homes or those with no existing ductwork. They can also be used to improve comfort in a home addition, garage, sunroom, basement, or any other space that would be difficult to heat and cool with ductwork.
They can be combined with existing ductwork to provide additional heating and cooling capacity. Alternatively, they can be used to replace an inefficient central AC system, providing more precise temperature control without the need for a new or bigger air compressor.
For those looking to add a heating element, look for a model with a built-in heat pump. These can work as a standalone heating system in warmer weather, or as an efficient alternative to a gas furnace in colder months.
These systems are also a good choice for people who have a room in their home that is either too hot or too cold, or where there are frequent drafts. For example, many homeowners choose to convert their garage into a living space, but they often find that it is uncomfortable and hard to maintain a comfortable temperature in the space. Adding a ductless system in the garage can solve this problem and allow the homeowner to use this space throughout all seasons.
A major advantage of ductless mini-splits over window units and portable air conditioners is the separation of the evaporator and condenser coils. This makes them far more efficient, and prevents the wasted transfer of heat that can occur between these two parts of the system.
Another benefit of zoning is that it can greatly reduce your energy bills by keeping the airflow in occupied rooms only when they are needed. This can help to reduce energy waste and minimize system wear and tear. If you are considering installing a ductless system, be sure to read the HSPF and SEER ratings for each model before making your final decision. You will want to be confident that you are selecting a high-quality, energy-efficient model. The LG ductless models we carry offer modern modular designs, cutting-edge features, and smart capabilities that make them some of the most advanced and innovative systems available today.