How Ductless System Can Help Your Home
A ductless mini split brings comfort to areas of your Utah home without the need for ductwork.
This heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes an outdoor heat pump and one or more individual air handlers equipped with an evaporator coil and a fan. The air handlers attach to the walls of your home. Refrigerant tubing and electrical wires connect the outdoor and indoor units.
Ductless mini splits work more efficiently than ducted heat pumps or furnace systems because each air handler releases the conditioned air directly into the surrounding room.
According to ENERGY STAR®, 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through HVAC air ducts escapes through tears and cracks, resulting in higher energy bills. Leaky ducts make it more difficult to maintain comfort throughout your home.
In a ductless system, the conditioned air goes where you want it to go.
Why Go Ductless?
At Just Right Heating & Cooling, we work with all brands of ductless mini splits. One of our experts can recommend the best system for the size and configuration of the space you want to heat and cool in your Sandy home.
A ductless mini split is similar to an air conditioner because it transfers heat via refrigerant from indoor air to the outdoors. It also can extract heat from the outside and move it inside to warm your living space.
It offers numerous benefits, giving it the advantage over ducted systems in many circumstances.
Additions and Accessory Buildings
You can try heating and cooling a new addition to your home by extending ductwork into the space. But the problem with extending ductwork is that your HVAC system may be too small to handle a second floor or a new wing with more rooms. It is sized for your current space.
A ductless mini split is the perfect solution for an addition. It will heat and cool the new areas, and your existing HVAC system will continue to serve your original living space.
An unattached garage, guest house, or a finished basement make ideal candidates for a ductless mini split. The indoor air handler does not take up much space and typically measures about 32 inches wide and 12 inches tall. You mount it high on the wall, above wall art and other accessories within your sight line.
Some manufacturers, such as Daikin, offer models that sit on the floor, hide in the ceiling, or attach to the wall.
When you raise or lower the thermostat in a traditional, ducted system, you change the heat or AC everywhere in your home. If your finished attic bedroom, for example, feels like an oven during the summer, hiking the AC will offer relief but simultaneously blast too much cool air into other rooms.
A ductless mini split solves that problem by creating individual temperature zones throughout your home with multiple air handlers. Each air handler has temperature controls. You can raise or lower the temperature in one room without affecting the air in another and tailor your HVAC to your family’s needs.
You will use less energy and save money on utility bills by switching off or dialing back temperature controls in unoccupied or little-used rooms.
Air ducts get dirty. They collect dust and debris and can funnel those contaminants into your living space, sullying the air you breathe and triggering allergy and asthma symptoms.
The air handlers in a ductless system capture dust and other contaminants in a filter, improving indoor air quality (IAQ).