Family fights over the thermostat are a real issue in some households. Your son wants it to be as cold as the refrigerator in his room, but your mother is always freezing and prefers her room to be like a sauna. How do you find a climate control system that appeases everyone’s temperature demands without breaking the bank? Ductless mini-splits are the answer.
Atomatic Mechanical Services offers ductless mini-split installation in Arlington Heights, IL, and the greater Chicagoland area. These systems can create individual climate-controlled rooms, or zones so that everyone has control of their own thermostat. There are many other practical uses for these systems too. Keep reading to see how ductless mini-splits can help with your home’s comfort needs.
What is a Ductless Mini-Split?
A ductless mini-split is an HVAC system that operates by using an air handler in a particular room or zone. They are often mounted high on a wall, but they can come in many different shapes and sizes. Often these systems are used to cool a room by cycling and cooling the air in and out of the air handler. However, these systems can also be used to heat spaces too. When attached to an outdoor unit, ductless mini-splits can pull energy from the air outside and transfer it inside to warm a space.
A big advantage of ductless mini-splits is that they do not need to use air ducts to work. When paired with a heat pump, these systems use a small conduit that is easily drilled through the wall to the exterior of the home. These systems are better than a window air conditioner unit because they can both heat and cool, they are safer to have installed, they last much longer than a window unit AC, and they don’t block the view outside.
How Efficient Are Ductless Mini-Splits?
One thing that ductless mini-split users love about them is how efficient they are. According to Energy Star, ductless mini-split heat pumps use 60% less energy than a standard electric resistance-based heating system. When used as a cooling system, a ductless unit can cut cooling costs by as much as 30%. Additional savings are found due to the fact there are no ducts. It’s estimated that a forced-air HVAC system can lose up to 30% of its conditioned air through leaky ductwork.
Another energy-saving advantage to ductless mini-splits is that they can easily be turned off in occupied rooms. A furnace heats your entire house, including every unoccupied room, which can be a big waste of energy. If you have rooms or areas of the house that are empty, you can turn off the mini-split in that area so you’re not heating or cooling an empty space.
Where Should I Have Ductless Mini-Splits Installed in My Arlington Heights Home?
If you have an older home that doesn’t have ductwork installed in it, or maybe you’re building a new home and want to use a more energy-efficient HVAC system than a furnace and air conditioner, ductless mini-splits are a good option.
If your home already has ductwork, it might seem like a waste not to use it. However, when you finish a room in your home like an attic or a room over the garage it might be difficult to keep these areas comfortable. Rooms like these and new additions add additional square footage to your home, and if your HVAC systems aren’t designed to make these additional spaces comfortable, it could cause your system to struggle. Adding a ductless mini split to this room makes it easy to keep these areas comfortable without the added cost of installing ductwork or a new HVAC system.
Many homeowners with workshops, she-sheds, or other dwellings that are separate from the main house use ductless mini-splits to keep them comfortable, too. These extra buildings are often separate from the main HVAC system, but still need to have climate controls installed. Ductless mini-splits are often the perfect solution for these kinds of spaces.
Atomatic Can Help Keep Your Ductless Mini-Split Working Reliably
Like any HVAC system, ductless mini-splits will occasionally break down or need maintenance to keep them working efficiently. Atomatic is here to help with a variety of Arlington Heights, IL ductless mini-split services.
Ductless mini-splits can last up to 30 years with proper maintenance. Make sure that you notice when your mini-split needs its air filter changed, and make sure that the unit is kept clean and free of debris. These little things will help your system last longer, but to make sure it lasts as long as possible, have your air handlers inspected and maintained by a professional HVAC technician every year.
If you ever notice your ductless mini-split leaking or looking like a big block of ice, then you need ductless mini-split repairs. You can always count on Atomatic to fix your ductless mini-splits whenever you notice an issue.
Call Atomatic for Ductless Mini-Split Installation Today
Atomatic Mechanical Services is on the cutting edge of HVAC technology. We look at every customer’s situation as a unique opportunity to provide the perfect solutions to solve their individual problems. When you need an outside-of-the-box approach to your home’s comfort needs, talk to Atomatic for quality answers and advice. Schedule service for ductless mini-split installation in your Arlington Heights, IL home today.