Ductless mini-splits consist of an indoor air-handling unit and an outdoor compressor unit. They do not use ductwork to heat or cool your home. Here is everything you need to know about buying a ductless system in Newnan, GA.
Components of Ductless Systems
Ductless systems consist of four main units, including the condenser unit, refrigerant lines, indoor air handling unit and the wall monitor or handheld remote. The outdoor condenser unit pumps cool air to the indoor air handling unit through the refrigerant lines. The refrigerant lines consist of small tubes connecting the indoor and outdoor units through a small hole.
The indoor air handling unit is usually mounted on the wall and releases cool air into your home. The wall monitor or handheld remote controls the entire system allowing you to adjust to your temperature preferences.
Ductless Main Advantages
Ductless systems do not produce a lot of noise while operating. They have noise reduction technology that helps to improve your comfort, especially while sleeping at night.
They do not use ductwork to supply cool or warm air throughout your home. Ductwork can be prone to leaks and poor insulation, which lowers the efficiency of your air conditioner. Ductless systems are more energy-efficient in heating and cooling your home, which lowers your monthly energy bills.
Ductless systems help to improve the quality of your indoor air. They have a multistage filtration system with highly effective filters that trap air pollutants, deodorize the air and eliminate biological contaminants that negatively impact your health. They enable you to enjoy clean and healthy air throughout the year.
Ductless systems enable you to customize your heating and cooling requirements through zoning. A single-zone ductless system heats and cools your home using one indoor unit and one outdoor compressor. They help to eliminate cold and hot spots in a room and improve your comfort.
Multi-zone ductless allows you to connect one outdoor compressor unit with up to four indoor air handling units. You can set different temperatures for all the rooms with an indoor unit according to the room’s heating or cooling requirements. They are ideal for room additions, rooms that are rarely used, or the garage and basement.
Size and Power
British Thermal Unit (BTUs) measures the power of ductless systems. You need to know the indoor unit’s BTUs relative to the square footage of your home to determine its efficiency. The BTU rating is usually attached to the indoor unit and outdoor compressor for multi-zone systems.
A properly sized system will ensure that you eliminate hot and old spots, and your system is not overworking to cool your home. An oversized system will lead to energy waste and high energy bills.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) determine the efficiency of a ductless system. The Federal government requires ductless systems to have a SEER rating of 13.0. Higher SEER ratings mean the mini-split system is more efficient.
EER measures the energy usage per square foot of cooling. Comparing different systems will help to choose the system with the highest SEER and EER ratings for maximum efficiency. This will help you lower your utility bills and your carbon footprint.
There are two types of compressor units, namely the inverter and rotary. An inverter compressor uses enough power to reach the desired setting while a rotary system turns on and off while operational to maintain the set temperature. The inverter compressor helps to save energy while the rotary compressor uses more energy by constantly turning on and off.
Ductless systems do not take up a lot of space in your home, which increases the aesthetic value of your home. The indoor unit uses a small hole to mount on the wall, and the compressor sits outside. Having a qualified service technician install your system will ensure it runs efficiently.
Trinity Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning provide quality air conditioning services, including repair and installation. We help to improve your air quality and guarantee your satisfaction. Contact Trinity Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning today for all your HVAC services.
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