They are called ductless mini split systems, or in some cases, mini split air conditioners. What Climate Control Company wants you to know is they can be used to heat AND cool your home in Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO. Along the way a mini split system can save you money on your utility bills.
It’s all about the lack of ducts
In this case, what’s in the name is important. Ductless mini splits deliver conditioned air to a specific room or area of the house. For that reason, they are extremely energy efficient because they avoid energy losses associated with traditional ducted systems. Ductwork is an easy way to distribute conditioned air, but a central system has drawbacks. In a typical residential system 20 to 30 percent of the air moving through the ducts is lost because of problems like leaks, poor insulation, and ducts that are poorly designed or constructed.
Getting maximum savings
Mini split systems use heat pump technology to keep your home warm. What this means is it squeezes existing heat from the outside air and transfers it into the house. Without a doubt it is the most energy efficient form of electric heat and a great choice for homeowners who don’t have access to natural gas service.
Versatility is king
This is another great reason to choose a mini split system. Let’s say you want to add new living space with an office in the attic or a man cave in the garage. You can heat and cool it with an energy efficient mini split without the expense and hassle of trying to connect the new room to your existing ductwork. If you are building a new home with radiant floor heat, mini splits are the ideal way to cool the house and not have to worry about installing ducts. The same is true for an older home with radiant heat.
Efficiency isn’t the only advantage
You know what else a mini split system can provide for you? Increased comfort. Each air handler (in the business we call them head units) can be set to a custom temperature. This means each room in the house can be kept at your particular comfort level and areas of the house that aren’t being used can be shut down to increase energy efficiency.
Call to learn more
Climate Control Company features mini split systems by Mitsubishi, an industry leader in reliability and energy efficiency. Call to learn more about how these versatile systems can keep your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home comfortable year-round. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information.