Mini-split systems are a cost-effective alternative to inefficient window units. They’re the best option for homes that don’t have existing ductwork, and a great choice wherever you need cool air delivered efficiently.
Here are the five biggest ductless mini-split benefits compared to traditional cooling systems and heat pumps:
How mini-splits compare to traditional home cooling
Better indoor air quality – Ductless systems can drastically reduce dust, bacteria, pollen, and other air-borne particulates from your home air. With traditional HVAC systems, air ducts have to be cleaned periodically by professionals – and even after cleaning, microorganisms and other allergens can be left behind.
Economical cooling – Ductless systems require less energy to drive than central A/Cs, which means your energy bills will be lower – important when you’re running the unit more frequently. Tax credits and utility rebates for high-efficiency mini-split systems can bring even more savings (contact us for details on current incentives).
Flexibility – Unlike central heat pumps and air conditioning systems, ductless systems can direct targeted cool air into different sections of your home. Indoor air handler units can be arranged where you need them, sized to the cooling load of the particular room where you place them. Ductless systems don’t need a window, either, giving you the ability to place them in basements and other windowless rooms.
Ease of installation – Each indoor unit in a ductless system connects to the outdoor condenser unit via pipes that require only a three-inch hole in your wall. There’s no need to rebuild walls or ceilings around ductwork, and no loss of precious square footage in your indoor space. And you’ll never have to drag your window unit up from the basement or down from the attic again.
Better eco-performance – Small, flexible, ENERGY STAR rated ductless systems run more efficiently than central air systems. They also use a refrigerant called R410A, which is far more friendly to the ozone than other refrigerants.
Please note: At Roach Energy, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our COVID-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep your family and our crews safe and your home cooling and heating systems working through this challenging time.