Stop playing follow the leader and think OUTSIDE the box when it comes to heating and cooling your home in Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO. Central heating and cooling systems aren’t the only way to keep your house comfortable because there’s a new sheriff in town. Well, not exactly new, but giving you more energy efficiency as technology improves year after year. Climate Control Company is talking about ductless mini split systems.
Ditch the ducts
No matter how carefully designed and maintained it is, the ductwork required for forced air central heating and cooling can be susceptible to air leaks. Pushing conditioned air through those ducts is a less efficient way of delivering it to each room of the house. The loss in energy efficiency can sometimes be as much as 30%. Mini split systems use air handlers or “head” units to deliver conditioned air directly to a specific area.
Heat pump technology
Mini splits use the same technology as the air source heat pumps used in forced air systems. The difference is the air handlers, as many as four of them, are directly connected to a single outside compressor. Heat pumps are the most efficient form of electric heating and cooling with SEER ratings of 22 or higher. Because there are no ducts, the installation of a mini split system is much simpler.
If your home has radiant heat, mini split systems are the perfect way to add air conditioning without having to install ductwork. They can also be used for bonus rooms or additions that are not connected to your existing central system.
Remember, each room or area of the house has its own head unit, and each can be set to a different temperature. Mini split systems are the ultimate in comfort control and zoning technology. When a room isn’t in use, the air handler can be shut down to save energy.
Isn’t it time to be the leader?
To learn more about blazing a new trail when it comes to heating and cooling your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home, call Climate Control Company to learn more about the energy efficiency of mini split systems. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.