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Ductless mini-split systems have numerous benefits that could prove useful to homeowners. The following are some of the reasons you may want to consider this option over conventional systems.

Cost

One of the reasons people go for this type of air conditioner is because it is cost effective. The fact that it is ductless means that it does not require extensive ductwork throughout your home.

It can prove to be useful and less expensive in renovation work or installation. With this system, it is not necessary to tear apart finished surfaces to install the ductless mini split system. A simple copper refrigerant line connects the unit to a condenser on the outside.

Efficiency

The fact that they are cost effective doesn’t mean that they are less efficient. Mini split systems have been shown to be more efficient. While traditional systems can lose up to 40% of their heating capacity, mini split systems loose only 5% of their heating potential. Thanks to their efficiency they need less electricity and therefore save energy costs.  The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of the A/C is also significantly higher than traditional split systems.

Low Profile

The outdoor unit is typically much slimmer than the traditional condensing unit, by up to 19”.  This is good news for many San Diego homeowners with narrow walkways that may prevent installation of a unit due to city code setback requirements.

Zoning

There are two main types of mini split systems. The single and multi-split ductless system. Multi split air conditioners allow you to control zones within your home. It doesn’t make sense to heat up a room that is not in use. Also, in offices server rooms may already be too hot especially during the warmer seasons. This zoning also helps to reduce energy costs. Furthermore, excessive heating could ruin the computers and servers in that room.

Call a qualified HVAC contractor to see if the ductless mini split system is a good fit for you and your family and start enjoying its benefits. Contact the experts at Air Plus Heating & Cooling today.