Ductless mini split systems differ from more traditional heating and air conditioning systems in that they don’t have as centralized unit. Instead, they set up a series of individual units throughout your home, each one tasked with heating and/or cooling one particular room or section. Here in Santa Monica, heating and cooling systems can embrace this kind of alternate technology very easily. But they require specific conditions to be met in order to work as they should. “Are ductless mini split systems right for me?” you ask. The answers vary depending on your circumstances, but a few general guidelines can be found below.
A big part of the equation depends on whether your home already has an existing duct system. If it doesn’t, then ductless mini split systems will render it all but useless. That may be preferable in situations where the ducts are damaged or otherwise undesirable. It also means that a home without an installed duct system could benefit a great deal from a ductless mini split system.
Then there’s the question of size. Ductless mini split systems are designed to let you tailor the temperature to different settings in different rooms: so, for example, one family member can lower the heat in the kitchen while cooking over a hot stove, while another one could raise the heat in the living room while she reads. You can even turn off the heat in parts of the home you aren’t using, saving yourself a great deal of money in monthly heating expenses. That tends to work better in a house with a lot of square footage, rather than a cottage or home without much space. A smaller house may not require the flexibility of a ductless mini split system, while a larger one could benefit immeasurably from such a system.
Again, circumstances vary, which means that a consultation with a qualified technician can properly answer the question “are ductless mini split systems right for me.”
Here in Santa Monica, heating installation and repair services can be performed by JW Heating & Air. If you’re interested in a ductless mini split system, call us today and let us show you what we can do for you!