Ductless mini-split air conditioners are becoming more and more popular as new benefits are being discovered. Ductless mini-splits are air conditioners that don’t require ducts in your walls and cool one room. They reduce the chance for mold and mildew, increase efficiency if you turn them off from room to room, and can be turned on and off from your phone or a remote. An added bonus is they are quiet enough for bedrooms. There are some homes with mini-splits in most rooms of their home, but you can also include them in homes with central air conditioning. Some rooms benefit more than others with mini-splits.
Spare rooms, like extra bedrooms, aren’t used as often as most other rooms in your home, and therefore, don’t need as much cool air as other rooms in your home. Using a mini-split can help you save on energy costs by keeping temperatures higher when it’s not being used and turning it on for lower temperatures when it is. Bedrooms with elderly and children are also great for ductless mini-splits because temperatures are very important for their comfort and health.
Sunrooms are known for being warm and bright. It can also be confusing for your thermostat because it warms up more easily than other rooms in your house. A ductless mini-split will only provide cold air into that room, so you can set it at the temperature you want without making the rest of your home too cold or wasting so much energy. An added bonus is that it will help you save money on your energy bills.
In some cases, attics don’t need air conditioning because it is separate from the rest of the house and unfinished. However, there are some homes that can convert their attics into extra bedrooms or frequently visited storage areas. Ductless mini-splits are great for those cases where the attic is being used frequently. Attics have a similar case to sunrooms where they can get very warm in the summer. Mini-splits can help regulate the temperature while saving you money.
Sheds and Garages
If one of your family members likes to make home projects, they probably often use a shed or garage to build their projects. These places don’t usually have any way to get air conditioning from central air conditioners, so ductless mini-splits are great for those workspaces. It can keep them healthy and safe from heat exhaustion while working. Being able to turn them off when it is not in use is also helpful for saving on energy costs. This is a big theme with mini-splits, which is why we like to mention it so often!
New Home Additions
Adding a new room to your home is a big task. Between the hole in the wall, rewiring your home, and being careful around the construction is already difficult enough. Revamping the entire ductwork in your home is another big task in itself. Ductless mini-splits offer a solution that is easy, more affordable, and a lot less stressful. They are easier to install, so it could also cut the time it takes on renovations.
If you are looking into ductless mini-splits for your home, we are happy to help you find the right installation options for your home. Schedule an appointment to get started and learn more about the benefits they can have on your home.