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How Ductless Mini-Splits Solve Many Heating and Cooling Issues

If you’ve seen a ductless air conditioning system in a Maumelle, AR restaurant, office or friend’s home, you might be interested in learning more about this technology. Ductless mini-splits and multi-splits provide unrivaled versatility and efficiency. They excel in apartments, existing homes and historic buildings that haven’t been outfitted with air ducts.

No matter what heating and cooling challenges you face, a ductless air conditioning system can help you solve them. Here are a few reasons why our customers at Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling choose these high-performance HVAC systems.

Enhancing Heating and Cooling Efficiency

Even in Conway and central Arkansas, where we enjoy some of the nation’s lowest electricity rates, the energy costs always increase. If you want to heat and cool your home more efficiently, a multi-split HVAC system can help. According to Energy Star, ductless mini-splits are 30 percent more efficient than window air conditioners and many central heating systems. Trane’s lineup of ductless heat pumps boasts efficiency ratings as high as 38 SEER when cooling and 15 HSPF when heating. As a comparison, most high-performance heat pumps clock in around 20 SEER and 10 HSPF.

Eliminating Hot and Cold Spots

Some homes have perpetual problems with drafty or stuffy rooms. Sun exposure, poor insulation, and imbalanced air distribution produce similar symptoms. First, your Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling technician will check the system to determine what’s causing the problem. If your existing central air conditioner isn’t keeping each room uniformly comfortable and there isn’t an underlying mechanical issue, a ductless air conditioner can pick up the slack and help you say goodbye to hot and cold spots.

Making HVAC Zoning Easy

Ductless air conditioners are much more versatile than conventional zoned HVAC systems. They give you greater control over the temperature and fan speed even when compared to high-efficiency heat pumps with variable-speed air handlers. A multi-split let you create zones for each room. There’s no need to purchase multiple full-sized compressors or install dampers within the ducts. When you go ductless, one outdoor compressor powers several zoned air handlers that work independently.

Adding Heating and Air Conditioning to Additions

Additions help you accommodate your family’s changing needs, but they present several heating and cooling challenges that a ductless HVAC system can solve. These versatile units work well in mother-in-law suites, over-the-garage apartments, bonus rooms and houses that have been converted for commercial use. That way, you don’t have to invest in a larger air conditioner to meet the added demand.

Retrofitting Homes Using Ductless AC Systems

If you’ve been hesitant to upgrade your home’s climate controls because you need to have ductwork installed, there’s an alternative. Ductless multi-splits are ideal for homes that use window air conditioners or radiant heating panels. Ductless HVAC equipment costs slightly more than conventional products, but you’ll avoid the expense and inconvenience of adding ductwork to your existing home.

Maintaining a Comfortable Climate in Challenging Spaces

For spaces that need extra heating or cooling all year, a mini-split fills the bill. Ductless heat pumps pull double duty in garages, workshops, cabanas, backyard buildings and sunrooms that have blazing temperatures in the summer but are frigid in the winter. These effective heating and cooling systems will help you get more use and enjoyment from hobby rooms and other multi-use spaces.

Increasing Comfort in Frequently Used Rooms

Ductless systems let you heat or cool areas that need it and help you avoid wasting energy by maintaining the same temperature throughout the house. Multi-zone ductless systems let you adjust the temperature or decrease the fan speed in rarely used rooms. They also give you the freedom to amp up your comfort in primary living spaces where you spend more of your time.

If you’re interested in learning more about ductless air conditioning systems or if you’d like to request a quote, call Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling.

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