If you need a new heating system but don’t have any ducts, it may seem as though your options are limited. But a ductless mini-split is actually one of the most efficient heating systems out there, and is extremely effective in the Los Angeles area. Here are just a few of the reasons you may decide a ductless mini split is the best heating and air conditioning choice for your home.
Ductless mini splits are extremely high performance systems, working just as well to distribute heating and air as any central air conditioning system. This is because they contain all of the same components as regular central air conditioners, except for the way air is distributed. While the indoor air handler of most central air conditioning systems connects directly to the ducts, ductless systems contain wall-mounted indoor air handler units, each of which has its own blower fan. These are installed in various areas of the home to provide even heating and cooling throughout.
Ductless heating systems are also some of the most efficient heaters out there. This is because a vast majority of heating systems use energy to generate heat. Ductless systems, on the other hand, are actually heat pumps, which means they move heat from one area to the next. In the cooler months, they can actually salvage heat from the air outside, using refrigerant to absorb the heat and move it into your home. This makes them extremely efficient as is. And with the added benefit of no ductwork, you won’t have to worry about the very real potential of heat escaping through the ducts. Built-in zone control is one final way that your ductless system helps you save even more for the ultimate in efficiency.
There are generally several indoor air handlers throughout the home, and each one is attached to its own thermostat. This is great news for anyone who has ever argued back and forth with a family member about the temperature in the home. Each person can control the temperature in their own separate areas of the home. But more importantly, it can help you to save some money. Shut off the heat in parts of the home that go unoccupied throughout the day in order to save a little bit of extra money each month.
For more information about heating systems in Los Angeles, call JW Heating & Air today!