Benefits of a Ductless Mini Split HVAC System During Winter

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What Is a Ductless Mini Split HVAC System?

Ductless mini split HVAC systems are a cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative to traditional HVAC systems that require a furnace, ducts, and other components to properly heat and cool your home or commercial space.

Imagine not having that luxury during our cold and wet winters or long hot summers. The idea doesn’t sound appealing, we know. It’s important to know that you have options other than just a traditional central air conditioner or heating system.

How Do Ductless Mini Split Systems Work?

Mini split systems work by using a single outside compressor unit to heat or cool air locally, which is then delivered inside by a wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted blower unit, eliminating the need for ducts to transport the air. You can even utilize multiple blower units working separately in different locations throughout your home or business for variable temperature control.

What Are the Advantages of Mini Splits During Colder Weather?

When the winter season arrives, and temperatures begin to drop, your HVAC system will have to work harder than normal to maintain warm temperatures in your home or commercial space. Ductless mini split systems provide several advantages when the weather gets cold that could benefit you.

Ductless mini split systems are advantageous during the winter because:

  • They create different heating zones that allow you to save money and energy by selecting which areas of your property need the most heat, such as a living room or office space.
  • The overall energy efficiency of mini splits gives them a lower operating cost when winter weather hits and you need more heat.
  • They can help improve your home’s air quality and eliminate odors.Ducts accumulate dust and allergens over time, producing burning odors when heating your home.
  • They result in less heat loss since the air from your mini split system is sent directly through the blowers.

Although these are some great benefits to mini split systems during the colder months, there are also a few things to look out for to ensure your unit functions properly throughout the year and avoid costly repairs. It is a good idea to have the exterior compressor unit mounted to have enough room around the unit to circulate air. Elevating it off the ground will help with this and assist with keeping snow and ice off the unit. It’s also ideal to place it underneath some sort of overhang or covering to protect it from snow and other precipitation.

Mini Split Heat Pump Installation from Aire Serv of Jackson

Another reason that ductless mini split HVAC systems are beneficial is their ease of installation and maintenance. Installation and repair of ducts can be timely and expensive. If your home is older and lacks existing ductwork, or your existing ductwork is 15 years or older and leaky, a mini split heat pump might be a more budget-friendly and efficient alternative for you.

The only thing required to install a mini split system is a 3–4-inch hole in an exterior wall to connect the blower to the compressor, allowing for quick and easy installation. If you think a ductless mini split system might be right for your home or business, trust the experts from Aire Serv of Jackson to handle all of your installation and repair needs.

Our local technicians will help you through the entire process, from an initial evaluation to see if a mini split is right for you to installing the system and assisting you with repairs and various maintenance tasks. Keeping your air clean and comfortable is important to your and your loved ones’ well-being. If you need HVAC services in Jackson, look no further.

Call us today to get the exceptional support needed1 for your next HVAC installation or repair.

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