Popular uses for Ductless Mini-Splits
As the weather continues to warm up, you may be considering alternatives to a traditional central air conditioning system, particularly in structures that aren’t conducive to ductwork.
Ductless heating and cooling systems are very efficient and deliver cool air directly into different rooms in your home or other buildings without the use of ducts. You may also hear them called multi-split or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps or air conditioning systems.
But, no matter what you call them, they are growing in popularity thanks to their high-efficiency levels, affordable price tag and ease of installation. Not only do mini-splits avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems, they also provide more flexibility in interior design options.
Here are some common uses for mini-split applications.
Spaces with No Ductwork
If you have a building on your property, such as a workshop, man-cave, she-shed or pool house, where ductwork is not a feasible alternative or would be cost-restrictive to install, adding a mini-split application can help you stay cool during hot summer days.
If you’re considering adding rooms onto your home, you will need to expand your existing ductwork. If your addition does not have the space to add ductwork or you want to save some money on construction, mini-splits are a cost-effective alternative.
Older Home Renovations
If you have an older home that was built without the space to add ductwork, a mini-split system might be a more efficient solution. Instead of tearing up the walls and trying to fit ductwork into confined spaces, adding in mini-splits may provide you with heating and cooling while keeping costs affordable and construction limited.
Apartments or Home Offices
If you’re adding an apartment or home office space over a garage or as a separate outdoor unit, installing a mini-split system can allow you or your tenants to control the heating and cooling separately and without having to rely on your home’s central unit.
The heating and cooling experts at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning are happy to help you decide what is best for your new space. We’ve been proudly installing and servicing all types of heating and air conditioning units in southeastern Michigan since 1948.