Efficiently Cool and Heat Your Living Spaces with Ductless Mini-Splits
Sometimes installing ductwork isn’t practical or cost-effective. In some circumstances, it might not be an option at all. In situations where conventional ducted systems are impractical, ductless heating and air conditioning is an attractive alternative to keeping your home or workplace comfortable.
Ductless heating and cooling systems, often called mini-splits, have an outdoor compressor and an indoor air handler unit. A conduit holding electrical wires, refrigerant tubing and a condensate drain pipe connects the two units. Each compressor can sustain up to four indoor units. You can place the compressor in a backyard or other inconspicuous location and still provide cooling comfort to rooms in the front of the house. Because of their flexibility, ductless mini-splits offer a smart alternative in many applications:
- Remodels and retrofits
- Room additions
- Supplement to ducted systems
- Data storage areas
- Computer rooms
Advantages of Ductless Mini-Splits
Ignoring the ductless option could mean a missed opportunity to increase the comfort of your family, patrons, and employees. Minimal noise, compact size, and cost savings are among the advantages of ductless air conditioning. You’ll reap other benefits as well:
- Zoned comfort: Each air handler heats or cools a specific area and comes with its own thermostat. This allows you to regulate the temperature from room to room for customized comfort.
- Greater efficiency: As conditioned air travels through your air ducts, you will lose a certain amount of air. In a ducted system, energy loss can account for 30 percent of your energy consumption. Ductless systems avoid this energy loss, because the conditioned air is blown directly into each zone rather than passing through ductwork.
- Ease of installation: The hook-up between the indoor and outdoor units only requires a 3- to 4-inch hole drilled through the wall to hold the conduit. In most cases, it only takes one day to install your mini-split.
Ductless Comfort with Trane
For years, Lake Norman residents have associated Trane with quality, comfort and reliability. Trane’s mini-splits have the same reputation for ruggedness and energy efficiency as its forced air HVAC systems. Trane ductless units offer single-zone comfort and multi-zone comfort. With more than 120 years of experience in the industry, you can count on Trane to deliver efficient, long-lasting products that help you create an ideal home or business environment.
Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning: Ductless Experts in the Greater Lake Norman Area
If you need a new air conditioning installation or a replacement for your old unit, ductless air conditioning may be a good solution. Our technicians at Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning have the knowledge and experience to help you decide whether ductless HVAC is right for your home or business, and we have the expertise that’s so essential when configuring and installing a ductless system.
We offer ductless comfort to residents in Denver, Davidson, Mooresville, Huntersville, Cornelius, Stanley, Terrell and Charlotte, NC. Give us a call today to see how ductless mini-splits can improve your comfort.