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October 5, 2018
The ductless mini-split or mini split heat pump has been on the rise as a remarkably energy efficient home heating and cooling solution to common air flow issues. At Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning, we have noticed more and more California families opting for the versatility and easy operation of a mini split.
The Benefits of Going Ductless
Ductwork that is not properly maintained or damaged can form leaks over time. This means you may be paying for conditioned air that is going into uninhabited spaces like your attic or crawlspace. Going ductless can help you avoid this kind of wasted energy.
Perhaps you’ve been looking at a ductless mini split because you’ve added onto your home and your heating and cooling system no longer reaches every room in your house. Whatever the reason, a new mini split heat pump comes with a long list of benefits.
Zoned & targeted home heating & cooling
Reduced energy costs year round
Easy to use remote thermostat
But where is the best place to install these ductless, compact, two-part appliances?
Where Should My Mini Split Go?
The answer is relatively simple: Install a mini split heat pump in the room where you need it. One of the many advantages to mini split heat pumps is that they can be installed in any room that has an exterior wall — so you can pick the room that your system just can’t seem to reach, or the bonus room above the garage that is always stuffy and hot.
Mini-split heat pumps are comprised of two units: an outdoor condensing unit and the indoor air handler. The outdoor unit connects the the air handler using a refrigerant line, which can be more efficient than the ductwork of a central heating and cooling system at targeting problem areas. So, once you decide on a room to install your mini-split, pick a place on the wall that is both central and out of the way. Make sure you are also leaving room for any maintenance that may be necessary in the future, and keep it at least a few inches from the ceiling. There will be a small hole drilled through your exterior wall to connect to the outdoor unit, which ideally should be placed out of direct sunlight.
Resolve Air Flow Issues with Greiner!
If you’re experiencing air flow issues in your home, it’s time to consider upgrading to the latest in modern heating & cooling technology. Proper installation of a mini-split is best left to the professionals, and our local heating and cooling specialists have installed countless mini split heat pumps in homes just like yours. When you are looking for affordable ways to keep your home at the perfect temperature all year long, call the local guys at Greiner Heating & Air!