Why You Should Consider Having Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners In Your House

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Ductless mini split air conditioners are becoming increasingly popular as a form of cooling for homes and commercial settings. This is especially true in cases where the construction of a home would make it difficult to retrofit with ductwork, or an existing house has been built without adequate ventilation already installed. This article will review a few of the benefits of choosing this type of air conditioning system.

1) They Can Be Installed Everywhere

A traditional central air conditioning system requires a distribution system of ductwork throughout the home, oftentimes requiring the installation of vents at strategic locations. If your house already has vents installed, it would be impractical and cost-prohibitive to have them removed only to have new ones put in at a later date. Also, if you live in an older home or one without vents, it may be difficult or impossible to install ductwork throughout.

Ductless mini split systems solve this problem because they can be installed anywhere in the home, regardless of the existence of vents. They are also easy to install from an electrical standpoint and can even use your existing wiring setup without any need for major rewiring. You just need to hire someone to do the installation.

2) No Installation Mess

If you are currently dealing with a conventional central air conditioning system that requires vents, then it is probably also true that there are plenty of unsightly tubes and wiring all over your house. This can be a serious eyesore and detract from the general look of your home. Ductless mini split systems are so-called because they do not require any kind of ventilation or tubing to carry the refrigerant throughout the house. This ensures that you will not have an installation mess on your hands after they are installed.

3) They Are Energy-Efficient

Another major benefit of ductless mini-split systems is that they are incredibly energy-efficient, making them a great choice for homeowners who want to save on their utility bills. In fact,  they are so efficient that the Energy Star organization has given them their highest rating for energy efficiency, which is something you can't say about all air conditioning units. You will find this kind of efficiency useful not only in the summertime but also during the winter months as a form of heating.

4) They Are Quiet And Smooth-Running

One of the best things about these systems is that they are very quiet. You can barely hear them running, even when situated in a living room or bedroom where there is no other background noise happening. This makes them perfect for homes that are in close proximity to other living areas.

Also, because there is no compressor in these units, the sound level they generate is smooth and even. Unlike conventional AC systems that make a continuous whooshing noise as the compressor struggles to keep up with cooling demands, these units only make sounds when the fans are on. This gives you total peace and quiet without any distracting or annoying sound levels.

5) They Are Easy To Clean And Maintain

They are also very easy to clean and maintain. If you want to change your filter, it takes only a few minutes and requires no tools or heavy lifting. You can even do it yourself, which will save you some money on labor costs. The units also have very few moving parts that require any kind of maintenance over the years, which ensures that they will continue to operate at peak performance for a long time before needing repairs or replacements.

6) The Air-Quality Is Good

Another benefit of these systems is that the air quality is good. Since they are not connected to a central distribution system, you will never have any mold or bacteria build up in your ducts due to a lack of proper cleaning. Also, since there are no moving parts inside the unit itself, these systems do not create an accumulation of dust and dirt inside themselves where it can be recirculated into the house. For people who struggle with allergies or immune deficiencies, this can be a serious benefit.

Ductless mini split air conditioners can help you save money on your utility bills, keep an organized home without the need for major rewiring and installation mess, create a comfortable living environment in any room of your house with total peace and quiet from noise levels. If these sound like good reasons to invest in them, then you should do your research and consider having them installed in your home. You can schedule a consultation with an HVAC contractor to find out more about how they work and what they offer you.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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