Are you living in a home without air conditioning? Is your current system inadequate in cooling your entire home? Are you dreading warmer weather as a result?
It doesn’t matter if you’re adding air conditioning for the first time or upgrading what you already have, a ductless split HVAC system is worth your consideration.
There are many benefits of this type of system, including but not limited to:[i]
- Ease of installation (especially when compared to a conventional central air arrangement)
- Quiet operation
- Option to efficiently add-on to the system in the future
- Energy efficient operation (which saves you money)
- No need for unsightly window units
Along with the above, the cost of installing a ductless split HVAC system is considerably less than a conventional system. This is due in large part to the fact that you don’t have to contend with or add to existing ductwork.
Now that you understand the benefits of a ductless split HVAC system, it’s time to answer the million dollar question: what does the installation process entail?
Not only does this help you plan for the implementation of your system, but it allows you to choose the right one.
While it differs from home to home, there are two basic steps in getting started:[ii]
Select a Spot for the Condenser
Much the same as central air, a multi-zone mini split has a condenser designed to accommodate several air handlers.
While almost any area outside your home will work, consider all your options with the following details in mind:
- An area that is out of sight, as to not impact the curb appeal of your home
- An area that makes it as simple as possible to connect the outdoor and indoor unit
Install the Indoor Unit (or Units)
It’s these units that cool your home, so carefully consider the rooms in which you place them. Also, take into consideration the layout of the room, as you don’t want to place the unit too close to the floor or an area blocked by furniture.
Tip: your installation professional can help you decide how many indoor units you need for your ductless split HVAC system.
In regards to choosing the system itself, turn your attention to details such as:
- Size of the system (measured in tons)
- Energy efficiency rating
- Number of blower units
As a homeowner, you may not have much knowledge in regards to the size you need to effectively and efficiently cool your home. A professional can ensure that you install the right size system, while also providing feedback on the best brands on the market.
If you’re interested in a ductless split HVAC system and have any questions, contact us to learn more and schedule an appointment. We’ve installed thousands of these systems throughout the Boston area, and are more than happy to visit your home, provide a quote, and help you make the right choice.