Ductless (or “mini-split”) systems include two parts: an indoor component (the air handler) and an outdoor unit (the compressor/condenser), which connect via a thin tube through one of your home’s exterior walls. A single outdoor unit can power up to four indoor units, giving you flexibility in matching the cooling load of your home.
Ductless systems are very efficient, too, with SEER ratings reaching well into the 20s –a level that most central air conditioning systems can’t match. Why the super efficiency? Primarily for three reasons:
So back to our original question: can a ductless air conditioner save you money? The answer is a definite “maybe.”
Despite its advantages, a mini-split isn’t the ideal option for every home. If your current house already has quality ductwork installed, switching to ductless as a primary cooling system probably doesn’t make much financial sense. If you don’t have ductwork, however, ductless is a big step up from window ACs.
Another perfect application for a ductless system is for supplemental cooling – installing AC in a home addition, for example, or in a room that is particularly hard to cool. Add a ductless system to your sunroom, home office, workshop, garage, guesthouse or pool house outbuilding and you’ll have a high-efficiency answer to any cooling challenge.
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