Building a new house? Looking for a new home climate control option? In either case, you could benefit from installing ductless mini-split systems.
That said, although they do come with a number of benefits, ductless mini-split systems have their downsides as well. Curious as to what they are? Take it from a Central Florida HVAC company: these are the pros and cons of ductless mini-split HVAC systems.
Provide Heating and Cooling
Perhaps the biggest pro of ductless mini-split systems is that they provide both heating and cooling. As such, they can be used during the winter and the summer.
There is no other climate control system that possesses this capability. As such, if you don’t install a ductless mini-split system, you will have to install a combination of a furnace and central AC or a boiler and central AC.
Allow for Single-room Climate Control
Central ACs and furnaces are effective in cooling and heating entire homes. Unfortunately, because they provide cold and heat to every room in their corresponding homes, they don’t allow for any temperature variation between rooms.
This is not true of ductless mini-split systems. Ductless mini-split systems are designed to heat and/or cool one room. In other words, if you want to make one room 72ºF and another room 76ºF, ductless mini-split systems will allow you to do so.
Easy to Install
Simply put, ductless mini-split systems are easy to install, at least in comparison to central ACs and furnaces. Whereas the latter require the installation of ducts, the former does not. This saves a substantial amount of time, work, and planning.
The installation of a mini-split system includes cutting a hole in the wall, mounting the system, and attaching its external condenser. In most cases, the process can be completed in less than a day.
Simple to Maintain
All climate control systems require some maintenance. However, on the whole, the maintenance associated with ductless mini-split systems is far less intensive than the maintenance associated with central ACs and furnaces.
While you’ll have to change the mini-split system’s air filter from time to time, you won’t have to do much else. That said, repairs might be needed sporadically.
Expensive as a Whole-home Climate Control Solution
The biggest problem with ductless mini-split systems is that, when used to heat or cool entire homes, they end up being very expensive. Not only do they cost a great deal to implement, but they also cost a great deal to operate.
This is because they only accommodate one room each. As such, in order to accommodate an entire home with ductless mini-split systems, you’ll need to install several. The price of several ductless mini-split units easily outweighs the cost of a single furnace or central AC unit. In other words, you’re going to be paying a premium.
The other downside to ductless mini-split systems is that they’re aesthetically impairing. In other words, they can drag down the aesthetics of the rooms in which they’re installed.
Whereas furnaces and central ACs leave vents visible to the naked eye, ductless mini-split systems leave entire blowers visible to the naked eye. For some, these big and bulky blowers are too much of a distraction.
Utilize the Services of a North Central Florida HVAC Company to Install a Ductless Mini Split System
Are you interested in installing a ductless mini-split system? Looking to utilize the services of a North Central Florida HVAC company? If, so All American Air & Electric has you covered.
We’ve installed countless mini-splits throughout North Central Florida. Regardless of how many systems you need, we can accommodate you.
Contact us today to get started!