The ductless mini split heat pump is a system of bringing quality cooling and heating into a home without a ventilation network. They’ve grown in popularity during the last 20 years, and for heating and air conditioning in Santa Monica, CA, they make excellent choices for many homes.
Ductless mini splits work through a series of individual blowers mounted throughout a house and attached to an outdoor unit, rather than one indoor unit hooked to a branching ductwork system. For installation, you will need skilled HVAC technicians; call JW Heating and Air to schedule the necessary work.
Reasons ductless mini splits are good notions for Santa Monica:
- They are heat pumps: Before we even reach the “ductless” part of a ductless mini split heat pump, let’s focus on the “heat pump” suffix. Heat pumps work ideally for Santa Monica’s Mediterranean climate, with our hot summers and warm to mildly cool winters. Heat pumps have air conditioning as effective as any standalone AC, and their heating power—which can decline in extreme cold weather—is more than sufficient to overcome even the worst winter day in Southern California.
- They work perfectly for add-on rooms: Homeowners in Santa Monica often look for ways to get more from their houses with expansions; it’s a more economic solution for growing families than purchasing a new home. Ductless mini splits work especially well with add-on rooms, since they remove the hassles and construction limitations of building a new set of ducts to connect to the current HVAC system, or replacing the current system with one that can accommodate the new room. A ductless mini split heat pump can work independent of a home’s existing ventilation system and allows for the maximum use of space.
- They permit individual temperature control: You may have heard of “zone control systems,” which divide a hose into different zones using dampers inside ductwork that can block heating and cooling to separate zones. With a ductless mini split, you automatically have zone control through the individual blowers. People can control the temperature wherever they are to fit their personal comfort. Best of all, you don’t need to cool or heat every room in the house whenever you turn on the heat pump. In milder climates like Santa Monica’s, this means huge savings on your energy bills.
Although ductless systems have many advantages for air conditioning, they aren’t the best choice for every home. If you already have a system installed that uses existing ducts, a ductless mini split heat pump may not be as ideal as a standard heat pump. To help you find out if going ductless will benefit you, call JW Heating and Air and speak to our Santa Monica air conditioning specialists. They will assist you with finding the best way to condition your home. Maybe ductless will turn out to be your best choice. But whatever system you end up with, our installers will make sure it goes in right the first time and provides you with years of trouble-free comfort.