When it comes to heating and cooling your Layton home, unique circumstances call for unique solutions. One unique solution that may work for your circumstances is a special type of HVAC system called a ductless mini-split system. While this system isn’t right for every situation, it can be a lifesaver in the right circumstances. To discover what those circumstances are,Smedley Service offers this guide to ductless mini-split systems.
A Zone Without the Zone
You may have heard of the concept of a zoned HVAC system. These systems use two or more separate air conditioners, furnaces, and sets of ductwork to provide efficient heating and cooling in a larger home. While this approach can help save you a lot of money, it sometimes isn’t practical to install a zoned system in an existing home. If that’s the case for your home, a ductless mini-split system can provide many of the same benefits without as much hassle.
If you’re going for pinpoint accuracy, a ductless mini-split system may provide even more benefits than a typical zoned system. This is because you can install mini-split systems in as many rooms as you’d like, allowing you to control the temperature of each room individually. Therefore, if you have rooms you don’t use often, you can reduce the energy that is used to heat and cool those rooms.
No Ducts About It
When you think about it, ducts are a necessary evil in some ways. Although they are quite necessary for delivering conditioned air throughout your home, you lose a lot in terms of efficiency during the delivery process. This is especially true if you have older ducts that aren’t properly sealed or insulated.
Fortunately, a ductless mini-split system from Smedley Service doesn’t use ductwork to deliver conditioned air where it’s needed. Instead, the conditioned air goes right from where it’s created into the room where it’s mounted. This preserves the conditioned air’s speed and temperature, meaning that you can heat and cool your room more efficiently.
Another benefit of not having ducts is that you don’t have to worry about wild animals building nests in your ducts and causing major problems with your HVAC system. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dust accumulating in the ducts that can lead to mildew growth and diminished indoor air quality.
If your furnace and blower fan is located close to a frequently visited area in your home, you know how irritating it can be when the system kicks on and produces sound created by the system. This sound can make it more difficult to hold a conversation and listen to the TV, among other things.
However, when you opt for a ductless mini-split system from Smedley Service, you will be rewarded with a quiet operation that is barely noticeable, even when you’re right next to the system. This makes these systems great for bedrooms, offices, and anywhere else where you need to maintain some peace and quiet.
Ease of Use
Unlike some modern thermostats that can have quite a learning curve, the operation of a ductless mini-split system is refreshingly straightforward. Most systems include a remote to allow you to turn the system on and off and to select your desired temperature.
Since the system can heat and cool a room quickly, you can simply turn the system off when you leave the room, without having to worry about programming a thermostat to turn the system off and on at certain times. Therefore, if you like to keep things simple, mini-split systems from Smedley Service make a great option.
Add Extra Comfort
Another great application for mini-split systems is in rooms that you can never seem to get comfortable. For example, a room may have a large window that faces directly into the afternoon sun. Even with a quality central HVAC system, it is unlikely that you’ll be able to keep this room adequately cooled in the middle of the summer. If you add a mini-split system from Smedley Service, though, you will have the extra cooling capacity you need to stay comfortable year-round.
Taking Care of Your Comfort
When you trust your home comfort needs to Smedley Service, you don’t have to worry about the result. Whether you need help with some type of HVAC system repair, installation, or maintenance, or you need help with your home’s plumbing or air quality, we can take care of you at Smedley Service. We have 70-plus years of experience and will provide you with the best service possible. If you want to learn more about ductless mini-split systems, contact us at Smedley Service today.