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7 Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Things are starting to heat up outside, and your wallet may begin to feel the effects of what it takes to cool things down inside. For this reason (and many others), ductless heating and cooling systems are increasing in popularity, as more and more homeowners are realizing the multifaceted benefits of ductless heating and cooling systems, or also known as mini-splits.

So, what is a ductless mini-split system? We’re so glad you asked!

These temperature regulation systems typically include a mounted indoor unit connected to a compressor located outdoors. Keep reading for the top benefits you can enjoy after installation!

If these reasons don’t give you the urge to get a ductless min-split system right away, we don’t know what will.

1. Save Money

Ductless heating and cooling systems save homeowners an average of 40% on energy bills. This is substantial, especially during seasons of the year which require extra temperature regulation. If you live in a climate that reaches extremely cold or exceptionally hot temperatures throughout the year, this system may be the best option for you and your family.

Traditional home air duct systems are most likely costing you hundreds of dollars in loss of energy efficiency. It is estimated that traditional temperature regulation systems lose up to 40% of energy - meaning, the air coming out of your ducts isn’t reaching the rooms you need it in.

2. Highly Flexible Solution

One of the most convenience-adding benefits of a mini-split system is the flexibility it offers in regards to location. The wall chosen for the unit must be an exterior wall, in order to enjoy the results of the system, but that is its only limitation. It can be placed in any type of room throughout the house!

3. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Poor air quality can greatly affect your family’s health. What you choose to implement for your home’s air and filtration system is an important decision. Traditional air duct systems have a propensity to build up and circulate allergens. In order to mitigate this, regular cleaning and maintenance are required. Ductless mini-splits boast an excellent filtration component, and are much easier to keep clean.

4. Easy Installation

Installing a ductless air system in your home is so easy, you’ll be shocked. Step-by-step instructions can be found in a myriad of locations online, but here are the basics:

  • Install the mounting bracket
  • Drill hole through the outside wall for drainage and the system’s pipe component
  • Mount the “evaporator” unit (the inside portion of the system) to the brackets
  • Install the “condenser,” the outdoor-located portion of the system
  • Ensure electrical connections are viable

And that’s it! Ductless mini-split units give you predictable and consistent air without resorting to costly and time-consuming renovations. If you are looking to install a new ductless mini-split system in your home, it may be time to enlist professional services to ensure proper installation.

5. Efficient, Silent Operation

Don’t be misled by your current air system’s noise level. Mini-split systems are silent and work around the clock. You can program the unit (most newer models come with a remote control), and walk away. You’ll probably forget it’s running, except for a noteworthy difference in your home’s comfortable temperature!

6. Environmentally-friendly

Because traditional air systems waste up to 40% of your home’s energy, not only are you paying for a service you’re not benefiting from, you’re also relying on an inconsistent energy source that is damaging to the environment. Thankfully, ductless heating and cooling systems utilize energy-saving technologies that result in a lesser carbon footprint.

7. Make Everyone Happy

You may be familiar with the battle of “too hot” and “too cold” in your home. It often sounds like frustration, dissatisfaction, and complaints about the temperature. One of the most convenient aspects of this product is the ability to control the temperature of each installment.

For instance, your bedroom can be maintained at a unique temperature that is multiple degrees warmer/cooler than the living room or nursery. With ductless mini-split systems, everyone is happy. We like to call that a win-win.

Your Central Pennsylvania Heating and Cooling Experts

WM Buffington is committed to offering your family the heating and cooling systems that are most beneficial to your budget and your lifestyle. Our NATE certified technicians continuously undergo training to perfect their extensive skill set, in turn, offering our residential customers the most up-to-date services.

Central Pennsylvania residents experience all seasons and weather conditions: subzero winters and humid, hot summers. Because of these harsh temperature changes, there can be situations where rooms are not getting enough airflow. Instead of relying on a central system to maintain your home’s temperature, our customers should consider ductless mini-split systems.

These modern and compact units allow rooms to be cooled or heated individually, giving you total control of your family’s comfort. Instead of worrying about a noisy window unit, our technicians at WM Buffington Company can help you manage each room based on your specific needs with more advanced HVAC technology. With ductless mini-split systems, you can now have quiet, efficient, and comfortable rooms in your home.

For more information regarding ductless mini-split systems, call us today at (717) 657-2451. Our team is standing by, ready to help you take control of your home’s comfort!

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