When it comes to keeping your Omaha area home cooler, there are just so many options! While many homeowners tend to go with traditional air conditioning systems that consists of both an indoor and outdoor unit, there are other systems that can still get you results. Ductless mini-split systems are one option that is becoming increasingly popular today. Here’s everything you need to know about them to make the most informed and best decision for your family and your home.
How Ductless Mini-Split Systems Differ
These air conditioners are mounted on a wall and, as their name implies, don’t require ductwork. Their big differentiator is that they are highly efficient. That’s because, with traditional heating and cooling systems, your home’s comfort depends on heating or cooling the entire house at once, and 25-40% of the efficiency of the system is lost through the ductwork. Ductless mini splits work well for zoning, meaning they only heat and cool areas you want them to. This wastes a lot less energy in the process. They also work in all climate zones and, while expensive, they can be an affordable alternative to having a traditional ducted system installed. If your home already contains ductwork, adding a mini-split system can be more expensive, but it could be worth the tradeoff for lower energy bills due to the system’s high efficiency. And thanks to that efficiency, ductless mini-split systems have a longer lifespan of about 12-15 years.
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Why Ductless Mini-Splits Are a Great Option
The biggest advantage to ductless mini-split systems is that you can control the temperature in individual rooms instead of having to heat or cool the entire house. This means you can be comfortable wherever you are in your home without extremely high energy bills. Some of the many other advantages to the ductless mini-split system include:
- Less Ductwork – more savings due to less energy loss through ductwork
- Zoning – heat or cool only the areas you want, not unoccupied rooms
- High SEER Ratings – better efficiency results in lower utility bills
- Easy Installation – installation is faster and easier than traditional AC systems
- Variety – choose from several styles (cassette, compact duct, or wall mounted)
If you think a you want to install a ductless mini-split system in your home, call the air conditioning team you trust at Getzschman Heating & Cooling at (402) 554-1110 .