If you don’t have ductwork in your home, there’s a good chance you use window air conditioners to take the edge off during our hot NJ summers. But there is a much better alternative to those loud, inefficient, light-robbing units: a mini-split air conditioner.
Also known as ductless mini-split systems, these compact, quiet systems are actually made up of two components – an indoor air handler and an outdoor condenser and compressor, which connect through a small pipe in an external wall. You can connect up to four air handlers to a single condenser unit.
Ductless systems are extremely efficient, with many models having SEER ratings of 20 or more – well more than the required 14 rating of most window units, and even many central air systems.
Efficiency is just one benefit of a mini-split system. You’ll also enjoy improvements in:
- Flexibility – Air handlers can be installed wherever you need them, including rooms with no windows.
- Cost efficiency – Not only will a high-SEER ductless system help you save on your energy bills, it will also help you to create high efficiency cooling zones throughout your home. If you already have a central air conditioner, a mini-split system can help you by cooling a problem space or a newly added room so your whole A/C system doesn’t have to overwork to get the job done.
- Air quality – Ductwork can be a breeding ground for allergens and microorganism growth, and these little nasties could get passed around your home air when your HVAC system is in use. Because it has no ducts, a mini-split system avoids these problems altogether.
- Noise levels – Unlike a window A/C, ductless air handlers are separated from their loud condensers, so they operate at a whisper-quiet volume.
- Ease of installation and use – Installing window air conditioners can be a real drag (sometimes literally); when you have us install a ductless mini-split system – which takes about a day – you’ll never have to deal with your window A/C again.
- Eco performance – With a high-SEER ductless system, you’ll not only save energy, you’ll also use a more ozone-friendly refrigerant called R410A. Good for the air, good for the planet.
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