1. Ducts Can Develop Leaks EasilyOne of the problems with the traditional ductwork layout is that ducts are susceptible to holes and cracks that can seriously affect the performance of a forced-air AC system. Experts at the US Department of Energy estimate that the typical ductwork system in the United States loses up to 30% of the heated or cooled air that moves through it, resulting in greater energy spending.
2. Installation Takes Less Time and HassleInstalling new ductwork involves major home renovations which take up your time and result in some annoying inconveniences. Installing a ductless mini split, on the other hand, only involves drilling a hole in the wall to feed through a conduit holding the refrigerant line and the electrical wiring. One outdoor compressor unit (like that of a conventional home air conditioning system) can hold up to 4 indoor air handlers, which are mounted high up on the walls in different zones of the home.
3. Built-In Zone Control!A final reason to install a ductless mini-split is the built-in zone control. While you most likely need to purchase several indoor air handlers to blow cool air throughout the house, each unit also comes with its own thermostat. You can control all of the handlers at once from a single master thermostat or you can control any individual unit separately from the others. This means no arguments from family members about the temperature in their own rooms, as they can set this on their own. And you can save some money by shutting off indoor air handlers in rooms that are not in use.
Call the experts at Air Mechanical, Inc. for ductless air conditioning installation in Andover, MN and the surrounding areas.