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Top 5 Questions on Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners—Answered

Top 5 Questions on Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners—Answered .

More and more homeowners are shifting to ductless mini-split air conditioners for a lot of reasons including efficiency, improved comfort, and savings. If you are thinking of upgrading to this type but have a bunch of questions on your mind, we can help you set things out. We have here the answers to the top 5 frequently asked questions about ductless mini-split air conditioners.

  1. What is a Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner?

Just as it sounds, a ductless mini split A/C is a mini version of a split A/C which does not use a duct to deliver cold air in the house. Many prefer this type to prevent a huge amount of energy loss which typically happens in the duct system. The main parts of a ductless mini split A/C are the evaporator or the indoor component, the condenser or the outdoor component and the conduit which connects the outdoor and indoor parts.

  1. Why should I install a mini split A/C?

Ductless mini split A/C units are easier installed than other types of A/C. They are also more efficient in saving energy. If you need additional cooling for your home additions, sunrooms, garage or the zones of your home, a ductless mini-split system is the best option.

  1. What’s the difference between a window A/C and a ductless mini-split A/C?

Both of these types can cool a single room without the need for a duct system. However, a ductless mini split A/C can still cool up to 4 rooms to one condenser unit by adding more evaporator coils. It is also more efficient and long-lasting.

  1. Can I install a ductless mini-split myself?

Of course not. Although the system does not require the clunky ductwork activities, it does not necessarily mean that there are no complications in the process. Just like a typical A/C installation, you still need to calculate for the proper sizing, placement, and pressurizing of refrigerant lines to comply with the manufacturer’s specifications. These things should only be done by professional technicians.

  1. How much does a ductless mini-split system cost?

The cost of the system depends on your desired energy efficiency rating, size, number of evaporator coils and the brand. According to the US Department of Energy, a ductless mini-split A/C generally costs $1500-$2500 dollars per ton of cooling capacity. That’s 30% more than the cost of a central A/C (ductwork expenses are not included) and twice as much as window units of the same capacity.

Need a free estimate for your ductless mini-split A/C unit? Call the professionals at Micheal’s Cooling and Heating for accurate results!