Saves You Money
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling systems can lose more than 30% of their heated and/or air conditioned air due to leaky duct work. With a ductless mini-split system, there is no chance of this type of energy loss. Each indoor head delivers heating and air conditioning to the room it’s located in without having to circulate air through a duct system. Ductless mini-split systems are up to 40% more efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems. This results in lower utility bills. In addition, ductless mini-split systems are inherently a zoned HVAC system. You can heat and/or cool the rooms you use while saving money on the rooms you don’t use.
Because ductless mini-split systems are so efficient, local utility companies offer rebates as incentives for their customers to make the switch. In Vancouver, WA, the Clark County PUD offers up to $1,000 in rebates and in Portland, OR the Energy Trust of OR offers up to $800 in rebates. Also, make sure to check to see if there are any manufacturer rebates and promos offered at the time of purchase.
Ductless mini-split systems are an environmentally friendly heating and cooling system. They are designed to meet Energy Star standards. Also, ductless systems use a type of refrigerant called R410A. This refrigerant is known for being environmentally friendly because it does not negatively impact the ozone. If you are wanting to “green up” the heating and cooling in your home then installing a ductless mini-split is a great investment.
Ductless mini-splits are a zoned HVAC system, which can be designed to be set up from 1 to 8 zones. You have the freedom to chose where you want the indoor heads and “zones” to be located before the install takes place. Each indoor head comes with a thermostat and controller, which makes changing the temperature in each zone easy and increases your families comfort at home. It’s a system that is tailored made to you!
Easy to Install
The installation process for ductless mini-splits is relatively easy. Without having to add duct work to your home, it decreases the length of time for the install since the installers don’t have to do any major cuts into your walls. In fact, installers on average only have to make a three inch hole into your walls for the ductless outdoor and indoor units. A quick, easy and clean install means you will have a running system quickly so you and your family can be comfortable.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Having a heating and cooling system with duct work requires cleaning and maintenance. Up to forty pounds of dirt is created in a six bedroom home annually. This dirt is circulated around your home in a ducted HVAC system five to seven times a day. With a ductless system, you don’t have to worry about duct cleanings or how your duct work is negatively impacting your health. A ductless system does not circulate mold, viruses, etc. like dirty ducted systems do. If you are experiencing allergies, sinus problems, and/or increased dust in your home it may be due to your dirty duct work. A ductless system is a great solution to this problem.