Using Ductless Mini-Splits to Supplement Your HVAC
Ductless mini-split systems solve many indoor climate-control problems for Birmingham, AL residents. Mini-splits can serve as the main source of conditioned air in homes and offices or supplement an existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Ductless systems are available as heat pumps that heat and cool for year-round comfort and as air conditioners that only cool. Here are some ways you can potentially boost indoor comfort with ductless mini-splits..
Heating and Cooling Solutions for Home Additions
If you add on to your home, it may be expensive or difficult to connect the new addition to an existing ducted system. Connecting add-ons to an existing system increases the load, which may affect comfort for all rooms. Ductless mini-splits provide conditioned air when and where you need it, independently of the central ducted system.
Ductless systems do not require ducts to provide conditioned air. Instead, individual air blowers installed in the living space connect to an outdoor compressor by a conduit routed through a small hole in a wall. The conduit contains refrigerant, electrical lines, and condensate tubing. Each air handler has its own temperature controls. Ductless systems are usually installed in one day with minimal disturbance to the living space.
Increased Comfort in Individual Rooms
Central air systems heat and cool each room to the same temperature based on a central thermostat setting. However, some rooms, such as kitchens or west-facing spaces, may need augmented cooling to be comfortable. Ductless systems operate independently of the central HVAC system. If you like a cool bedroom, you can customize comfort without affecting the rest of the living space.
Friendly and Helpful HVAC Experts
Airloc Heating and Cooling is a full-service HVAC company. We install all major brands of heating and cooling equipment, including heat pumps, ductless systems, and traditional ducted systems. We recommend using a professional for all HVAC installations, including ductless systems. Mini-splits require handling refrigerant lines and high-voltage electrical connections. In addition, some manufacturers require professional installation to keep warranties valid. We use industry standards for each installation and back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If your HVAC system is not keeping you comfortable, call Airloc Heating and Cooling for a solution. We serve the greater Birmingham metropolitan area.