Many customers in Atlanta, and Buford, GA, and the surrounding area look for alternatives in their heating and cooling needs, when they add on to their house or remodel a basement or attic. This is especially true when they already have a fixed HVAC unit and don’t want to make major changes to their current system. We recommend ductless mini-splits, which can be an affordable way to keep these new additions to your home comfortable.
What Are Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps?
Ductless mini-splits have three components: an outdoor compressor, an indoor handling unit, and a conduit that links the two. They’re most often used as an addition to an existing heating and cooling system when installing ductwork isn’t possible, or isn’t cost-effective.
For example, a guesthouse or built-on workshop might have a ductless mini-split so the homeowner doesn’t have to extend the duct system as part of the contract work.
Advantages of These Devices
One of the top advantages of ductless mini-splits for your heating and cooling is the flexibility. You can determine exactly what spaces need temperature control and can isolate certain areas of the house when they’re not in use.
They’re also easier to install. Instead of having to extend the ducts to an add-on — possibly affecting the integrity of the house and disrupting your life — the ductless mini split heat pump can be installed independently as needed.
How They Save You Money
With traditional air ducts, you can’t seal off certain areas of your home. While some people try to close the vents and doors, the air is still getting pushed where the ducts are. Ductless mini splits are smaller than traditional HVAC systems, which means they require less energy, and because ductwork is not needed, they are much more efficient. They also allow you to seal off certain rooms and areas by turning them off.
To learn more about your ductless heating and cooling options, contact Zack Hammonds A/C Heating Refrigeration Inc. online or by phone at (770) 691-3162.