A ductless split system is ideal for high efficiency air conditioning and sometimes for heating spaces without ductwork.
What Is a Ductless Split System?
Sometimes called mini-splits, the systems are composed of an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor unit that delivers cooled or warmed air to a particular area of the building. Some systems can include up to four indoor air-handling units per condenser.
Where Are Ductless Split Systems Used?
In buildings with no existing ductwork, a mini-split system can provide reliable cooling and some heating without the expense and inconvenience of building a system of ductwork. Many homes in Southwestern Ontario were built with either in-floor heating, hot water boiler systems or wall units. In these buildings, a ductless split system can be the ideal solution.
Maintenance of your system in not necessarily complicated but you can be assured of the correct preventative maintenance by calling a professional heating & air conditioning company.
Maintenance will consist of:
-keeping the filters clean to improve efficiency and keep the unit working longer. Some units require only annual filter cleaning, while others need filters cleaned each month.
-examining the coils annually and clean when needed. Usually, the coils on a mini-split system will need this once every two years.
-balancing on the fan wheel and blower assembly should be checked annually. Also check refrigerant lines and insulation wraps. Inspect to ensure the mounting base is solid. Check the outdoor unit for cleanliness and efficiency.
What Are the Advantages and Benefits of Ductless Systems?
Due to their small size and the flexibility to heat or cool individual rooms, ductless split systems are more energy efficient than traditional whole-house air conditioners. Each area has its own thermostat, enabling the homeowner to condition only the area that is currently occupied.
Most ductless systems require only a three-inch hole for conduit. They are simpler to install than other systems. The condenser can be located up to 50 feet away from the indoor unit and still operate efficiently.
Conventional air conditioning systems may lose up to 30 percent of energy consumption in the ducts themselves. This is especially true for ducts located in hot areas like attics. A ductless system has no such disadvantage, making it a high efficiency air conditioning unit.
In many situations, ductless split systems provide high efficiency air conditioning at a lower cost than conventional ducted systems. The main drawback is initial cost, but this is still much lower than the layout for creating a network of ducts where none exists.
Call Langton Heating & Air Conditioning today at 905-312-9644.