Many Chattanooga homeowners are considering ductless mini-split AC systems instead of the traditional duct system for their air conditioning needs. These energy-efficient and convenient HVAC systems can allow you better control over your heating and cooling needs and are ideal for additions, renovations, or even your entire home! Scenic City Heating & AC have been local HVAC pros for 20 years and can help you with the mini split AC system installation process, ensuring your home is optimized for comfort.
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What is a Ductless System?
If you have a home without ducts, then a ductless heating and air system may be a great choice for you. This is because it works just like a regular air conditioner but without the ducts. In a traditional AC system with ductwork, warm air is pulled from the indoor space into the AC unit, which cools the air by passing it over evaporator coils. The cooled air is then forced through the ductwork of your home to your vents. Then the outside AC unit expels the hot air.
Ductless systems work the same way, but instead of relying on a large AC unit to pass the air through your ductwork, it pumps the air directly where it’s needed, skipping any waste and quickly heating or cooling your space. This is why it can be such a great choice for houses that can’t rely on existing or missing ductwork.
The Benefits of a Ductless System
A ductless mini-split AC system installation can be a great choice for smaller residences that either don’t have existing ductwork or can’t have traditional ductwork installed. Some benefits of this modern HVAC system can include:
- Reduced Energy Costs: Ductless heating and air systems are more fuel and cost-efficient than other AC systems. They only heat or cool specific areas in the home, which means energy is never wasted.
- Energy-Efficient Control: Mini splits allow you to choose which parts of your home to keep cool, as opposed to heating and cooling your entire home at the same time. This offers cost savings and is good for the environment too!
- Convenient Installation: Installation is often quick and easy because there’s no ductwork involved. It also allows for greater versatility for smaller spaces or lower ceilings without any attic space.
- Improved Air Quality: And again, because there’s no ductwork involved in these systems, the unit filters air from directly outside, increasing the air quality of your home. The filters can also be upgraded and replaced more easily, ensuring you keep on top of your air quality needs, and you don’t ever have to worry about cleaning your ducts.
Whether you’re cooling a new addition on your home or just want more personalized cooling options in varying rooms, a ductless mini-split AC system is the best way to keep everyone comfortable and happy. At Scenic City Heating & AC, we can help you with your questions and your installation today!
Looking to upgrade your existing central HVAC system? We also offer air conditioner replacements for homeowners with existing ductwork.
Our Professional Installation
Even though there’s no need to install ductwork in your home when adding a ductless mini-split AC system, it still requires professional installation. There may need to be small holes drilled to pass copper tubings, communication and power lines, and even condensation drain lines. At Scenic Heating & AC, Inc we’ve been in the AC business since 2000.
If you’re considering a ductless mini-split heating and AC unit, we’re here to help you with any questions as well as installation and repair.