Ductless heating and cooling systems utilize heat pump technology to distribute refrigerant, quietly and efficiently heating and cooling your homes without the need for complicated ductwork. Below is a list of benefits that you may want to consider, especially if you’re going to be adding a system to a house with no existing ductwork!
Installation of ductless equipment is very clean and easy. Most ductless mini split air conditioners only require a 3” hole in the wall to run all the needed refrigerant line sets and electrical wiring. Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning can usually fully complete the job in less than 4 hours, if the outdoor condenser shares the same wall with the indoor evaporator.
- Many older homes, cabins and additions were not built with central air conditioning in mind and do not have adequate space for ductwork. Wall mounted mini split air conditioners do not need ductwork! Refrigerant line sets and wiring can easily run through attics, walls and ceilings to connect with the outdoor condenser.
- Ductless split systems have become increasingly more efficient since United States minimum requirements rose to 13 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). It is not uncommon to find ductless equipment exceeding 20 SEER. Many ductwork systems lose more than 15% of the conditioned air through leaks and cracks.
- Many mini split owners already have an existing central air conditioner system in their home. Smaller central air conditioners and older equipment are expensive to replace and many consumers have purchased mini split air conditioners to cool areas that their existing systems can’t handle. Mini split air conditioners have the ability to cool any area or zone in a building. Why keep your central air conditioner at 65° F to cool your sunroom or upper level to 75°F? Installing a mini split unit in these areas is an efficient solution.
Many ductless mini split systems offer either heat pump or electric heat functions. This is an excellent added feature for areas that require heat during the year and either do not have a furnace or the furnace isn’t capable of adequately warming the area.
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners are an extremely affordable to have installed. Please call Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning for a free in home estimate or with any questions you have regarding a ductless system! (509)987-1500