If you need a cost-effective way to beat the summer heat in Clinton, TN, consider investing in a ductless mini-split system for individual rooms, additions, or other outbuildings. You’ll discover great reasons why the ductless system is a smart investment in this guide.

Benefits of Adding a Ductless Mini-Split Unit in a Home

The biggest benefit is that a mini-split ductless air conditioning system regulates temperatures in individual spaces. This means that everyone in your home can cool off in different spaces that have specific temperatures if you set up multiple systems throughout the home.

After you install multiple systems, you won’t have to worry about a high energy bill because ductless mini-split units use less energy than a traditional air conditioning system. The key is the compact design; since there are fewer components, a ductless system cools a space in less time.

A traditional air conditioning system doesn’t have this advantage since it has more parts along with ducts. Also, a regular HVAC system runs longer before it powers down because the air needs time to circulate through the ducts.

You’ll appreciate how a mini-split air conditioning system boosts the air quality without using ducts. In a typical home, the ducts often give contaminants easy access to spaces throughout the vents. Without ducts, a mini-split system improves the air quality using a multi-stage filtration system, which can block:

  • Allergens
  • Pollen
  • Bacteria
  • Dust
  • Pet dander

The Best Places to Set Up the Equipment

Because a mini-split ductless system isn’t bulky, you can set up the equipment in any space that has real estate along the wall. The placement is key. A unit must have space to effectively circulate air throughout the environment.

A wall-mount system works best if it’s installed at least 10 feet above the floor. If it’s too close to a ceiling, it will project air onto the ceiling instead of around the space.

For a bedroom, the most effective installation spot is above a bed. If you want to mount a unit somewhere else in the bedroom, it’s recommended that the hardware goes above your feet to ensure comfort. No matter where you place the equipment, select a spot that provides easy access to the filter.

Outdoor Unit Considerations

The outdoor unit has a condenser and a compressor. To ensure proper airflow, you must select an install location that doesn’t have obstacles that can restrict air circulation. Typically, the best way to achieve this is by mounting the outdoor hardware above an awning or terrace.

At some point, the outdoor equipment will require maintenance. If you use our maintenance service, we’ll need to have easy access to the hardware, so ensure that there is always a clear path to the fan. All of the fittings for the system must be accessible.

Since a mini-split ductless air conditioning system has moving parts, the outdoor hardware must rest on a surface that resists vibration. If you place the equipment on a surface that doesn’t handle vibrations well, a pipe could break, or a component may break down, so be sure to rely on professionals for choosing optimal placement.

Benefits of Using a Ductless System

If you use a mini-split ductless air conditioning system every season instead of a traditional HVAC system, you’ll lower your carbon footprint. From a financial standpoint, a mini-split system’s minimum carbon foot will help you save a lot of money. A lower carbon footprint provides other advantages well.

For example, since a ductless system uses R410A refrigerant, you’ll help protect the environment each time you cool your home. This type of refrigerant is valuable because it doesn’t destroy the ozone.

If you want to install a unit, contact Melton Heating and Air Conditioning and schedule an appointment to learn more about our mini-split ductless air conditioning systems. Our professional technicians deliver excellent customer service.

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