Ever hear of ductless mini-split systems? Perhaps you’ve seen them around, but didn’t know what they were. These small and efficient heating and air conditioning systems are great alternatives to full-blown HVAC installations for some homeowners. Here is some useful information while AC shopping for your Centerpoint home before the next Alabama summer rolls in.
No Ductwork Needed
Not every house was built with plans of running ductwork through it. For those older homes, you don’t want to damage the original walls and ceilings that lend to its historic charm and authenticity. A ductless system has two components: an outdoor compressor or a condenser similar to a central air system’s external unit, and an indoor fan or evaporator. Electrical wiring and a conduit carrying refrigerant through a small hole in the wall connect these two parts.
The indoor component can be mounted on a wall, ceiling, or floor, and up to four of these units can be placed in different rooms and attached to the same outdoor compressor. Each indoor component is independently operated by remote control with its own thermostat setting.
Useful for Home Additions
Let’s say your home has an existing central air system and you are building an addition. Your existing HVAC, however, might not be sized to manage the new square footage. Rather than replace the HVAC and expand the ductwork, you could install a ductless mini-split system in the new space. This is, of course, is a discussion you would have with the experts at One Source to find the most cost-effective solution.
Supplement an Existing Furnace or HVAC
Some rooms never seem to benefit from the existing air system, feeling too cold or warm despite your thermostat’s settings. A ductless mini-split might be a good solution in these circumstances because of their independent thermostats and minimally invasive installation.
Interested in ductless mini-split systems and want to set up a consultation? Call One Source Heating and Cooling today at (205) 509-1929.
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