How does a ductless mini-split HVAC system work? The short answer is more efficiently than you can imagine! These energy-stingy heat pumps can drastically lower your heating and cooling costs while elevating your indoor comfort. Explore the science behind this innovative technology and discover if going ductless is right for you.
No Ducts Required
Central air HVAC systems rely on a network of air ducts to heat or cool your home. In a typical forced-air system, duct losses account for more than 30 percent of its energy consumption. Taking the ductwork out of the equation makes ductless heat pumps significantly more efficient than traditional systems. Here’s how the setup works:
- Like conventional “split” HVAC systems, ductless AC and heating systems have both indoor and outdoor components. The outdoor unit houses the equipment that heats or cools the refrigerant.
- The indoor components consist of air handling units installed in individual living spaces. Instead of wasteful ductwork, the air handlers connect directly to the outdoor unit via refrigerant lines.
- Ductless systems offer a fast and unobtrusive installation. The only alterations made to your property are small holes drilled behind each air handler to accommodate the refrigerant lines.
Get in the Zone
Each ductless system air handler has its own thermostat and fan. Hand-held remotes let you customize settings in every living space. Individual controls offer additional opportunities to save money on energy bills. There’s no need to waste energy heating or cooling unused rooms. You can keep more money in your pocket for the things that matter most to you.
Optimal Cooling Efficiency
The efficiency of any cooling system is measured by its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The minimum SEER for split-system air conditioners in South Carolina is 14. Trane’s ductless mini-splits have ratings as high as 38 SEER, making them some of the most energy-efficient systems available.
At Cassell Brothers Heating & Cooling, we’re proud to include Trane ductless systems in our selection of HVAC installations. To explore your options, call 803-567-1858 today!