If you plan to build an addition or expand areas of your home, those new spaces will require heating and cooling. Whether you have existing ductwork or a non-ducted heating and cooling system, ductless mini-splits are an excellent way to expand your HVAC system.
For homes with ductwork, it may not make sense to expand the existing duct system into the new space. Ductless mini-splits can provide efficient heating and cooling to a single room or a new zone of multiple rooms. For homes without ducts, ductless mini-splits make a perfect add-on for the new space.
There are several advantages to this type of heating and cooling system:
- Flexibility – With one outdoor unit, you can provide heating and cooling for 1-4 zones. Even if you just need heating and cooling for one room now, you will have the capacity to add more in the future.
- Easy Installation – Most system installations just require a three-inch hole through a wall for the connection between the outdoor and indoor units. This feature makes ductless mini-splits perfect for retrofit applications. It also keeps air leakage to a minimum and keeps your home more protected from intruders and pests.
- Efficiency – When you heat and cool with a ductless system, conditioned air cannot be lost through leaks in the ductwork, improving energy efficiency and keeping monthly utility bills low. You also have the ability to turn the system off when you’re not occupying the room.
- Versatility – Indoor air handlers can be mounted in a variety of locations, so you are less limited when it comes to interior design options. Whether you prefer the unit to be mounted on the wall or ceiling, you have the freedom to decide.
- Home Comfort – Ductless mini-splits allow you to create individual zones so you can enjoy different temperatures in each room.
The experts at Around the Clock Air Conditioning and Heating in North Hollywood are always happy to answer your heating and cooling questions. Contact us anytime for a consultation or to schedule HVAC service.
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