What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?
Mini-split systems consist of an outdoor unit (the condenser) and one or more air handlers (the evaporator) mounted on the wall, ceiling, or floor. These air handlers use refrigerant to cool or heat air as needed and then distribute it through the room using fans. The outdoor unit circulates the refrigerant through an indoor and outdoor coil, thus exchanging heat. Since mini-splits do not need ductwork, they are easier to install and maintain than central HVAC systems.
Mini split installation involves fitting an air conditioning system that provides cooling and heating capabilities for a single room or area. The installation includes drilling a hole through the wall to connect the indoor and outdoor units, mounting the indoor unit on the wall, and connecting the refrigerant lines and electrical wiring between the indoor and outdoor units. The installation process is usually completed within a few hours by a qualified professional with experience. The final result is a sleek and compact device that blends seamlessly with the room decor and provides consistent temperature control year-round.
Your Garage Today
Today’s garages have transformed from simple carports and storage spaces to functional, multi-purpose rooms. They provide vehicle shelter, double-up workshops, home offices, recreation rooms, and virtual classrooms. Homeowners upgrade these spaces with added insulation, drywall, and flooring. They spruce it up with built-in storage systems, overhead racks, custom shelving, and epoxy floor coatings.
Other high-tech features include LED lighting, Bluetooth speakers, automated door openers, and security systems for convenience. These upgrades call for better heating and cooling system to keep the space comfortable. The ductless systems are ideal because of their small size and effectiveness in cooling your garage space.
Reasons Why a Ductless System is Ideal for Your Garage
1. Customized Heating and Cooling
The system has a multi-zone design, allowing users to create separate climate controls for different house sections. You can customize the system to provide personalized climate control without taking up additional square footage.
2. Energy Efficiency
Unlike traditional systems, ductless mini-splits use inverter technology for effective heating and cooling. This innovative technology allows the compressor to adjust its speed based on the garage occupants’ needs. The inverter technology adjusts the rotational speed of the compressor motor to match the user settings, resulting in much quieter operation and lower energy costs. These systems can save you up to 30% on your energy bills.
3. No Need for Ductwork
Homeowners are more concerned with the bulky and expensive ductwork in traditional systems. The ductless mini-split systems are an exciting alternative. They only need a tiny hole in the wall, which is fast and easy to install. The refrigerant and power lines run directly into the garage, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming ductwork installation.
4. Offer Flexibility and Convenience
Mini-splits offer a high degree of flexibility in layout and design options. The system is customizable to fit any room layout. Each unit can be individually mounted on walls or ceilings, directing airflow in specific areas. You can also fit each unit with a remote control, allowing you to control the temperature and airflow anywhere in your home. The remote controls also feature pre-programmed settings that make it simpler to switch between temperature settings.
5. Easy to Maintain
The mini-split unit has revolutionized air conditioning. It does not require regular maintenance or inspections like traditional cooling units. Instead, the unit relies on a sealed system with no moving parts that can break down with regular use. As a result, it is much less likely to experience malfunctions and breakdowns over time. The system needs professional maintenance once or twice a year depending on how often it runs.
Traditional cooling units are challenging to maintain. They require a consistent and thorough effort to keep them in optimal running condition. Regular inspections are needed to remove dirt, dust, or other build-ups that can cause the unit to malfunction. Internal parts should also be checked for signs of damage or wear and tear.
6. Healthier Indoor Air Quality
Mini-split units have advanced filtration systems that capture and trap air particulates and pollutants affecting indoor air quality. This feature also reduces allergens which are problematic for those that suffer from asthma or allergies. Since they are ductless, you should not worry about the build-up of debris or allergens.
The coolant used in ductless, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), efficiently absorbs heat from the surrounding air. It makes it easy to regulate humidity indoors since the system circulates less moisture.
7. Potential Rebates and Increased Home Value
Customers save money on installation by taking advantage of local utility companies’ rebates and other financing options. Consumers looking to save money on efficient HVAC products should consider reaching out to local technicians, utility companies, and professionals in the industry. These experts provide invaluable advice on energy-saving products that may not be readily available. Adding an energy-efficient HVAC system in your garage attracts a higher home value.
8. Zero Energy Loss
HVAC systems have become essential to modern architecture, providing reliable and efficient temperature regulation. However, they come with an inherent flaw: energy loss during operation. It is estimated that HVAC systems account for nearly half of the energy consumption in commercial buildings, and a significant portion of this energy goes to waste. This energy waste impacts the environment, strains resources, and raises energy costs for building owners and operators.
The ductless system is an excellent solution for those seeking to avoid energy loss. This powerful system utilizes efficient technology to provide heating and cooling services while eliminating the need for energy-draining ductwork. Instead of a central unit, individual air handlers are installed in each room, allowing for precise temperature control.
Important Factors to Remember!
Protect Your Heat Pump
Heat pumps are a vital component of your home’s heating and cooling system. When working on your house, ensure you protect these crucial systems from damage. Common hazards include debris, equipment, and chemical exposure. Consider covering the heat pumps with durable materials to shield them from potential dangers.
Cleaning Filters Quarterly
Maintaining your mini-split system ensures optimal performance throughout the year. One crucial component of this system is the air filters, which prevent dust and debris from getting into the indoor unit. Keeping the filters clean gives maximum efficiency as not doing so can cause your mini-split to work harder and use more energy, resulting in higher electricity bills. To maintain clean air filters, it is recommended that they be cleaned at least every three months. This interval allows enough time for the filters to accumulate dust and debris but not so much that they become too clogged to clean.
Are You Ready for Your Ductless System?
Are you looking to upgrade your garage’s heating and cooling system? Look no further than Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating. Our trained, certified, and experienced professionals are ready to install the ductless system of your dreams. With this energy-efficient solution, you can enjoy comfortable temperatures all year round. Our expertise ensures that your installation is done right the first time, saving you time and money in the long run. Contact Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule your installation and enjoy a comfortable garage space.