- Energy Efficiency
- Heat Pumps
- Indoor Air Quality
Having a full roster when it comes to your home heating and cooling equipment has traditionally meant maintaining and paying for two different pieces of equipment: the air conditioner and the furnace. And if you were to add any rooms or square footage to your home, this can present many challenges when it comes to your ductwork and the sizing of your HVAC equipment!
However, there is a versatile and efficient home comfort solution that can solve both problems and keep your home comfortable all year round here in the greater St. Louis area — the ductless mini split!
How a Ductless Mini Split Works
Yes, it is true: a ductless mini split provides both cooling and heating power, all in one. How does this work? By displacing heat, instead of creating hot air or cold air. This is a much more efficient way of heating and cooling a home — here’s how it works.
During the warmer months here in hot and humid Missouri, a mini split captures the heat inside your living space, and sends it back outside, while using a compressed refrigerant to then blow cold air in. This cools your living space quickly, while using less energy.
When the temperatures drop and you are in need of cozy warm air, a mini split absorbs the heat in the outside air and sends it inside. Even in the coldest temperatures that St. Louis sees every year, a mini split can still find heat outside and use it to keep you warm, while using a fraction of the energy a traditional boiler or furnace uses (and no fossil fuel).
The Benefits of a Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner
Another reason mini splits are able to provide heating and cooling so efficiently is because they do not require the notoriously leaky and faulty ductwork of a central HVAC system. The two parts of a mini split, the indoor air handler (or inverter) and the outdoor compressor unit, are connected with an air tight refrigerant line that eliminates any energy loss.
The benefits are starting to add up — let’s review what a ductless mini split can do for your home:
Mini splits can also offer some dehumidification, so you can trust your mini split will keep your air nice and dry, reducing the risk of mold growth and water damage in your home.
Mini splits can be installed directly into the room that needs cooling, so these compact units make a great solution for homes that have a hot bonus room over the garage, or a room that has been added after the original HVAC system was installed. If you want to know more about installing a ductless mini split air conditioner in your Brentwood, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Kirkwood, Ladue, Overland, Richmond Heights, or Webster Grove home, just make the smart call to SmartHouse!
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