We know, we know. You’ve got an air conditioning system already. Maybe it’s pretty old, sure. And maybe it costs a lot to run. And maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t actually cool your home all that well. But hey, it runs, right? We are going to level with you. The fact that an AC is still operational doesn’t necessarily mean that that AC is still worth running. And a ductless mini split is a great replacement option.
Today, we are going to dive into the ways in which a ductless mini split can save you money. There are quite a few of them, and the monetary savings are just the first of many benefits that ductless systems offer. Just remember that you’ll need professional HVAC services if you hope to get the most from your AC system, ductless or otherwise. You’ll get top tier service quality when you let the pros on our team replace and service your home cooling system in Chesterfield.
How Ductless Systems Save Cash
Ductless mini splits are not bargain bin options. You’re not saving money by investing in the cheapest system on the market. Of course, homeowners that choose the cheapest system on the market typically wind up paying more in the long run. No, ductless mini split systems save you money thanks to their unique design. Mainly, we’re talking about the elimination of ductwork!
Air ducts are very commonly used to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout homes. They are not without their drawbacks, though. Air ducts can develop leaks over time, which can result in substantial energy loss. When ducts leak, hot air from unconditioned spaces in the house can make its way into the ducts. Then the system has to work harder than it should in order to cool that air back down. No ducts mean no such problems!
There is also the matter of zone control to consider. With a ductless mini split system, you can easily cool only those areas of the home that you really want to, when you want to. Because there is no centralized ductwork system, and individual blower units are installed in different areas of the house, zone control is inherent with ductless systems. Take greater control over the way in which you cool your home!
That’s Not All…
We’ve been talking about cooling a lot in this post, but we haven’t been totally transparent here. How so? Well, while cooling-only options are available, most homeowners take the heat pump route when it comes to ductless mini splits. With these systems, you can both heat and cool your home, with just one very efficient system. And efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to heating a house with a heat pump.
Heat pumps don’t generate new heat. They take existing thermal energy from the air outside, which is there even when it is cold out, and they use that energy to warm up refrigerant. That refrigerant is then compressed, and the system uses its heat to heat the air in the house. This allows for incredibly efficient heating, and outstanding convenience!