Advantages of Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
One of the main advantages of ductless mini split heat pumps is their high efficiency, some brand efficiency ratings are as high as 24 SEER, compared to your older System which may be as low as 6 SEER, if it's older than 20 years. Mini Split units are located directly in the rooms they are heating or cooling, there is zero energy lost through ductwork since Min I Splits are ductless. Mini Split units transfer heat and cold via refrigerant tubing between the outdoor unit and the indoor units. Additionally, ductless systems use inverter technology, which enable them to variably adjust the speed of the compressor and the fans to precisely match the heating or cooling needs of the rooms, resulting in even greater energy savings. Older Central ducted systems are On, or Off, lacking the ability to match the load and inability to provide cooling or heating in only the rooms or zones required. A perfect analogy would be, your car or truck, you wouldn't want to jump in, start the engine, floor the accelerator all the way down, slam it in gear and drive 120 mph to your designation...that may sound cool and even fun, however, not practical, the reality is, you never actually drive that way every day, or, at least lets hope so LOL! It's the perfect analogy, cars were designed with accelerators, breaks, and now, even variable speed engines and transmissions to optimize fuel efficiency! So, why would we expect our OLD Central Heating and Cooling System, and, even many new Ducted systems which are designed using old technology that's On/Off with no variable speed technology built in, to optimally and efficiently Cool and Heat our Homes, of course the answer is, they can't! These type of out dated systems waistte tremendous amounts of energy through duct work, and, they're outdated On/Off designs. Mini Split Systems are optimally designed using state of the art technology to variable control the flow of refrigerant, compressor speed and fan speeds, matching each rooms load precisely, and, enabling the ability to zone your home to your requirements by setting each of the multi zone thermostats as desired.
With a central ducted system, you have limited options for controlling the temperature in different rooms of your home. With a ductless system, you can have multiple indoor units, each with its own thermostat, so you can customize the temperature in different rooms or zones. This is particularly useful for homes with large or open floor plans, or for those with rooms that require different temperatures (such as a sunroom or home office).
Disadvantages of Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
While ductless mini split heat pumps have many advantages, one disadvantages is the initial cost. Ductless systems are generally more expensive than central ducted systems, both in terms of the equipment and installation.
If you're considering replacing your central ducted heating and cooling system with ductless mini split heat pump units, it's important to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. Ductless systems offer increased efficiency and flexibility, but they also come with higher initial costs and can be more complex to install. Ultimately, the best decision will depend on your specific needs and budget. To overcome the initial added cost to install a complete Multi Mini Split System as a replacement choice of ones existing Central ducted system, many home owners are using Financing to affordably amortize the installation cost. Most homeowners who Finance their new mini split heat pump systems, are discovering that their newly installed Multi Zone Mini Split Heat Pump systems are actually costing them far less per month, even after factoring in the monthly Financing payments, and, their now much lower monthly energy bills! For more information on Financing a Multi Zone Mini Split Heat Pump System for your home, click this LINK. If you live in the Florida Space Coast area, consider New Smyrna Beach Air Conditioning, LLC for all your Air Conditioning and Heating needs.