Why Mini-Splits Are Perfect for Pensacola Homes
Do you own an older home with no ductwork? Have you recently made renovations to your current home? Maybe you have a bonus room, sunroom, or on-suite, or maybe you have a separate living space, or a small vacation home/condo. If any of these are true for you, you may be in the market for a ductless mini-split system. These extremely efficient systems provide consistent home comfort, and they’re a popular choice for homeowners in the Pensacola area.
How Do Mini-Splits Work?
First of all, what is a mini-split system? It’s a ductless HVAC system that combines a mounted indoor unit with an outdoor compressor, often used in place of a window unit for better style, comfort, energy efficiency, and noise level. Mini-splits cool your home in the summer just like your air conditioning system, but without the ductwork. By using the air from the space they occupy and cooling it over evaporator coils, the heat in the air is absorbed and pushed out of your home, resulting in cool air entering back into your home. These systems can heat your home as well.
To dive deeper into the mechanics of mini-splits, check out our blog: How Do Ductless Mini-Splits Work?
What Are The Benefits?
There are many benefits to installing a ductless mini-split system in your Pensacola home.
Eliminates the Need for Ductwork: If you live in, or are remodeling a home with no existing ductwork, mini-splits are a great option rather than running new ductwork through the whole home.
Individual Zoning: Since each area of your home can have its own unit, you can individually control the temperature in each space separately. This will allow for individualized comfort and energy savings when a room is not in use.
Versatility: There is great flexibility in design options for mini-splits. Different units can be mounted or placed in different ways to best complement a space.
Easy Maintenance: As a simple two-part system (the indoor head and the outdoor compressor), mini-splits are easily installed and maintained.
Optimal Efficiency: Ductless mini-splits were built with energy efficiency in mind. These small, yet effective systems have high SEER ratings and can be turned off when a space is not being used for ultimate energy savings.
Small & Quiet: With their small size to fit in any area and they’re desirable operating noise levels, they’re a much better choice than window units.
When Are Mini-Splits The Best Choice?
Mini-splits are a very popular option in Pensacola with there being many older homes and houses with sunrooms/additions in our area. However, there are a number of other situations where a ductless mini-split would be a great option, such as:
- Homes Without Ductwork
- Converted Garages
- Bonus Rooms
- Home Additions
- Tiny Houses
- Event Spaces
- Renovated Areas
- Owner’s Suite
Are They Beneficial to My Indoor Air Quality?
While you won’t be able to install an in-duct air purifier when solely using mini-splits, there are still many ways in which your air quality will be improved. With these units being small, they’re relatively easy to keep clean. The air filter is also easily accessible and makes for a simple changeout. Since you don’t have ductwork, you won’t have to worry about the allergens that can become collected in them over time.
Unlike a window unit that can leave cracks or openings to the outside, mini-splits only require one small, sealed hole connecting the indoor unit to the outdoor condenser. This means better efficiency and comfort, and less bugs and other contaminants inside your home. Lastly, humidity levels are optimally controlled to stop fungal growth throughout any space in your home. To read more about how mini-splits improve your indoor air quality, read this blog!
Choose An Experienced Contractor
Contractors who are experienced with installed mini-split systems will ultimately save you time and money. Climatech of Professional Air has installed hundreds of these systems throughout Pensacola and the surrounding areas. We know how to correctly size these systems to your space for optimal comfort levels, moisture control, and energy efficiency. If you’re ready to talk about installing your new mini-split system, call the professionals at Climatech today!
To learn more about the mini-splits provided by Climatech of Professional Air, please contact us. Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have, and make recommendations as to which system will work best for your home or business.