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Are Ductless Mini Splits Efficient Heating Systems?

When there are no ducts in your home, your options for heating and cooling are fairly limited. However, you can still get an extremely efficient and effective heating system without the use of ducts. Ductless mini splits are one of the most efficient systems on the market today, more so than many other types of heating and cooling systems. This is because they do not generate heat; they only move it from place to place.

Considering a ductless heating installation for your home in Hilton Head? Call the installation pros at AAction Air today. We’ll take a look at how these high-performance units work in the following guide.

How It Works

Ductless mini splits are great for those looking to install both a heating and air conditioning system. These units work much like a traditional central air conditioner, with both an indoor and outdoor component. One of the biggest differences is the air handler. Instead of an indoor component that connects directly to the ducts, the indoor air handlers of a ductless unit are mounted on the wall or up high on the ceilings. It contains the inside coil and a blower that distributes air to your home.

The other big difference is that ductless systems are also heat pumps. A heat pump is an air conditioning system that contains a component known as a reversing valve. Usually, refrigerant flows in only one direction, moving from the compressor unit to the indoor components and back again, removing heat from the inside and releasing it outdoors. The reversing valve of a heat pump allows refrigerant to reverse when you switch it into heating mode so that it can pull heat from the outside air and move it into the house.

Other Benefits

Ductless systems do not generate heat, which makes them extremely efficient systems as is. You can also find a unit with a more efficient heating rating by looking for a high HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). Besides, the lack of ductwork adds some efficiency to this heating system as there is no risk of air leaks and energy loss through the ducts.

Furthermore, ductless heating systems come with standard zone control. Generally, you need multiple indoor units in order to heat the entire home. Each indoor air handler has its own thermostat, so you can control each room or zone individually to make your whole family more comfortable.

For professional ductless heating installation services in Hilton Head and the surrounding areas, call  the heating experts at AAction Air today!

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