Most people think of central air conditioning when they’re considering cooling systems for their Jamestown, North Carolina, homes. However, these traditional installations aren’t always the most efficient option. If you’re looking for a new solution that will improve your energy efficiency without adding a major renovation project to your plate, consider a mini-split air conditioner instead
How it Works
Mini-split air conditioners are ductless systems. They feature an indoor air-handling unit and outdoor compressor/condenser that are connected via small pipes which require only a three-inch hole in the wall. You don’t have to worry about masses of ducting running throughout the home or a complex installation process with this cooling system.
You can position the air handler in many ways. Insert it in a drop ceiling so it sits flush, suspend it from the ceiling in a discreet corner of the room, or mount it to the wall along one side. This compact component is typically around seven inches deep for convenient placement anywhere in the room.
Benefits of a Mini-Split Air Conditioner
The most common use for a mini-split air conditioner is to add cooling to a home or area of the home without ductwork. Historic homes can get the comforts of air conditioning without major damage to their original design using a mini-split. While ductless systems were once limited to small areas that needed only moderate cooling, today’s installations are more powerful.
Ductless mini-splits offer improved energy efficiency over central AC models. The typical home loses 30 percent of its energy through leaky ductwork. A mini-split eliminates this loss entirely while offering competitive SEER ratings around 13 and 15.
If you’re looking for a way to improve energy efficiency while keeping your home conveniently cool, contact Air Treatment at 336-790-3206. We’ll help you find the right mini-split air conditioner for your home.