If you have a home without ductwork (one that uses a boiler for heat in the winter, for example), you aren’t stuck with loud and inefficient window A/C units for cooling.
There has been an efficient, long-term alternative to central air conditioning since the mid-20th century. Ductless mini-split systems have been popular in Asia and Europe since the first one entered the market in 1959. Now, they are gaining popularity in the U.S. Woodruff Energy is doing more and more mini-split installations each year in Millville, Glassboro, Bridgeton and other southern New Jersey communities.
Let’s discuss how much space a mini-split system can cool in your home.
A ductless mini-split can cool a whole home, one room or any amount of space in between. They are incredibly adaptable products.
Ductless mini-splits, as their name implies, operate without the need for ductwork. They achieve this by connecting indoor air handler units and outdoor compressor units through a slender tube that runs through your exterior walls.
During the summer, the indoor unit absorbs heat and then releases it outside, delivering cooled air back into your home. But there’s a fringe benefit for your home, too: these systems can efficiently reverse this process, providing warmth during the fall and early winter. Bear in mind that since these systems produce heat by drawing it from outdoor air, they aren’t always as effective in the coldest months of the year. Many Woodruff Energy customers still rely on a furnace or boiler system to stay warm during the iciest part of winter.
You can cool a single room with each indoor unit. It is essential to ensure that the indoor unit you choose has enough capacity to effectively cool its designated area.
Fortunately, it is possible to connect multiple indoor units to a single outdoor compressor. In modern systems, you can often find models that hook up to four indoor air handling units to one outdoor unit, allowing for efficient cooling across four separate zones.
These systems are extremely efficient because they offer zoned cooling. Each indoor unit runs independently, and you can scale back your A/C in unoccupied rooms to save money. You also avoid the duct losses associated with central A/C. Finally, mini-splits have a longer service life than central A/C — over 20 years with proper maintenance.
This all adds up to significant operational savings!
At Woodruff Energy, we proudly install ductless home comfort systems from industry leader Daikin. These products offer the ultimate experience of sleek design, smart technology and dependable cooling. And we can install your Daikin ductless A/C installation in about a day with only minor drilling.
If you’re interested in boosting your summer comfort with a ductless mini-split system, get in touch with our team today for a free consultation.