It’s officially fall. Other than falling leaves, Halloween, and hot cocoa to combat chilly temperatures, it also means that winter is right around the corner. There are many heating and cooling systems to choose from. If you’re looking for a new way to stay warm this fall, here’s a simple buyer’s guide to ductless mini-splits in Shepherdsville, KY.

What Is a Mini-Split System?

A mini-split system is one of the most efficient ways to control the climate in your home. Outside, you have the compressor, which pumps a pressurized refrigerant to the other component.

Indoors, you have the evaporator, which circulates the refrigerant. The evaporator removes heat from the indoor space, which cools the area.

For heating, these systems also have a heat pump, which helps circulate air by moving heat from outside to warm air inside. A heat pump absorbs heat and transfers that heat inside, even in temperatures as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit. There are several advantages to switching to a ductless mini-split system.

Easy Installation

Unlike with some heating systems, a ductless mini-split system is easy to install. The technician only needs to create a three-inch hole in the wall for the conduit. If you’re worried about how the unit will look, indoor units come in various shapes and sizes and have a sleek and modern look.

These days, mini-split systems combine function and form. Options range from ceiling cassette types that you barely notice to units that technicians mount to the wall and conceal, so you don’t even know it’s there. This not only provides more space, but it also enhances the aesthetic appeal by not having bulky heating equipment visible.

Energy Efficiency

When shopping for either light bulbs, cars, and heating and cooling systems, more people choose energy-efficient options to use less energy and save more money. With a mini-split system, you can choose to heat your home for only the occupied rooms, or you can heat your entire home.

Since the ductless mini-split system has no ducts, this heating system reduces or even eliminates heat loss through ducts. Some homeowners don’t realize how much energy loss they experience with ductwork leakage, but ducts account for up to 30% of energy loss.

Healthier Air

Indoor air quality is another reason homeowners turn to ductless mini-split units to heat their homes. With traditional systems, the ductwork accumulates dust, bacteria, allergens and other indoor air pollutants. These pollutants then make their way into the air that you breathe, lowering your indoor air quality and causing health issues.

With ductless mini-splits, there are air filters that remove the pollutants that improves your home’s indoor air quality and keeps the air healthy. If you’re worried about maintaining the filters, they’re easily removed and even easier to wash. This easy maintenance task makes maintaining your unit and indoor air quality a breeze.

Quiet Operation

Even when you’re relaxing quietly in your home, you probably hear noises. These noises could come from outside people and traffic, the people inside the house, the television, or even your heating system when it’s in use.

The ductless mini-split system sets the industry standard for quiet operation. The decibel levels for indoor units are as low as 19 dB, which is quieter than a person whispering.

Longer Lifespan

Chances are, you want your ductless system to last a long time. As with any appliance or vehicle, your heating system only maintains its peak performance and long lifespan with proper maintenance and repairs. Conventional systems last anywhere from 12 to 15 years, but ductless mini-splits can last 20 years or more.

If you’re ready to experience a better kind of heating for your home and comfort, then a ductless mini-split system is the solution for you. Contact Birkhead Heating and Air Conditioning today for an appointment and see how a ductless mini-split system can make a difference in your life.

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