Ductless Mini-Splits for South Jersey
Ductless mini-splits offer many heating and cooling advantages for your New Jersey home as compared with traditional heating and cooling solutions.
Heating Specialties has provided dependable and affordable residential heating and cooling solutions in South Jersey since 1987. Learn more about the most up-to-date and flexible options for your home and its unique needs.
How Ductless Mini-Splits Work
Ductless mini-split systems don’t rely on any kind of duct system. Much like a heat pump system, your ductless mini-split system relies on an indoor air handling unit and an outdoor compressor/condenser unit.
However, instead of connecting to a duct system, the outdoor unit connects directly to your indoor mini-split unit, which delivers heating or cooling into the indoor space directly.
The indoor unit is connected to the refrigerant line, power cable, suction tubing, and condensate drain line via a small 3-inch conduit in the wall.
Separate Controls – With a ductless mini-split unit, you can change the temperature in different areas of the home, independently. Ductless Mini Splits are a viable option for older homes without heating/air; usually where ducted systems are not an option. With different thermostats for zoned areas of your home, you can now condition only the rooms you choose instead of heating or cooling the entire home.
Small Size and Flexibility – You can install as many as four indoor air-handling units per one outdoor heat pump. You can install these indoor air handling units in nearly any area of your home. Most homes only need one heat pump to account for up to four different HVAC zones in the home. Each of the indoor air handlers has their own thermostat, allowing you to provide heating and/or cooling for only the areas of the home that are currently in use. And since the indoor air handling units are small and normally mounted high on a wall, you don’t need to waste space in your garage, attic, basement, or closet for a large indoor air handling unit.
Easy to Maintain & Install – Ductless mini-split units are easy to install. In South Jersey homes that don’t have existing ductwork, they are a great option. All you need is a small conduit in the wall to run the power and refrigerant from the indoor units to the outdoor one.
No Ducts, No Duct Leaks – According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average duct system loses around 30% of its conditioned air to leaks and gaps in the ductwork. When you don’t have ducts to worry about, all of the conditioned air flows directly into your indoor spaces. For homes that have ductwork running in unconditioned spaces such as crawl spaces and attics, these energy savings are especially significant.
Increased Safety & Security – Since ductless mini-split systems only require a small conduit through the wall, there are no safety or security vulnerabilities. If you have through-the-wall or window-mounted air conditioners, this can provide a big security vulnerability for your home.
There are some important factors you should consider before installing ductless mini-split systems in your home, including:
- Higher Upfront Costs – Although the installation is fairly simple for qualified HVAC technicians, they are typically more expensive to install than other HVAC systems. You should, however, take into account the lower operating costs, rebates, and other incentives that can help offset the higher upfront costs of your ductless mini-split units.
- Professional Installation Required – Like other HVAC systems, it is extremely important to hire the right HVAC contractor to complete the job. If your mini-split heat pump is under or over-sized, you could end up with short cycling and other performance and energy-efficiency problems. A unit that is too large will cost you more money and be more expensive to service and operate. Do your homework before hiring an HVAC company to install your ductless mini-split system.
- Appearance – While less unsightly and obtrusive than a window-mounted unit, they are visible and don’t necessarily have the built-in look of vents and registers. Keep in mind that you must also have a drain condensate line near your outdoor unit.
If you have a larger home, ductless mini-splits may be the choice for you. With multiple “zones,” you will be able to control the temperature in different rooms independently of each other. For instance, if you spend most of the day in one or two rooms, you could save a lot of money by only conditioning the air in those rooms rather than heating or cooling the entire home.
Ductless systems are also a great option for add-ons and homes that don’t have a duct system in place.
Finding a qualified HVAC technician for your ductless mini-split system is difficult. Luckily, if you are in New Jersey, Heating Specialties is trained and qualified for the job. We have a lot of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining ductless mini-split systems in South Jersey.
Contact Heating Specialties today at 1-866-Y-BE-COLD ((866) 923-2653) for your expert NJ ductless mini-split maintenance, repair, or replacement services. Fixed Right, Guaranteed!