What Is a Mini-Split Air Conditioner?

How Can One of These Appliances Be of Benefit to My Home?

mini-split installation pennsylvaniaMany people believe that there are only two options for keeping their homes cool and comfortable:

  • One is central air conditioning.
  • The other is a traditional window air conditioning unit.

Both have their distinct advantages, but disadvantages as well. Which one would you pick? Let’s detail this a bit further.

If you use a boiler to heat your home, you likely do not need the ductwork that central air conditioning needs to carry cooled air around your home. However, you will need to install that ductwork if you want central A/C, adding thousands of dollars to the already large expense of the central air conditioning unit itself.

In fact, did you know the national average cost for installing central A/C alone is $5,649?

Adding ductwork has a national average cost of installing ductwork is around $40 per linear foot. Depending on the size of your home, that could put the total cost of adding central air conditioning to your home over $10,000. Ouch!

On the other side of the equation, traditional window units are inefficient energy hogs, unattractive, and a hassle with needing to be installed in the spring and uninstalled in the fall. They also are a security risk, as they provide an entry point for burglars. They block light while letting in dust, dirt, pollen, and bugs.

Want some good news? You can avoid all these disadvantages by having Poore’s Propane install ductless mini-splits to your Delaware area home!

How Do Ductless Mini-Splits Work?

Ductless mini-splits have only two major components: the outdoor compressor unit and the indoor air handler. The compressor is connected to the condenser with a tube that also houses power and communication lines.

The compressor compresses refrigerant. That compressed refrigerant is then sent to the condenser where it releases its heat, which is dispersed out of the unit to the outdoors. The refrigerant, now a liquid, is sent through the conduit to the evaporator. The refrigerant absorbs heat from warm indoor air that is blown over the evaporator coils.

The now-cooled air is sent out of the air handler and back into your home.

What Are the Benefits of Ductless Mini-Splits?

Ductless air conditioning systems can be installed in houses in less than a day and at a much lower cost than traditional central air conditioning. Ductless mini-splits can be installed anywhere in your home, giving you the freedom to place them where they work best. This means you no longer have to deal with window A/C units, nor do they require that pre-existing ductwork.

Your ductless AC can be customized to your home, too! You can choose the size and strength of the air handler depending on the space you are cooling. Ductless A/C units can operate independently resulting in efficient zoned cooling all around your home!

Ready for a cooler, more efficient means of comfort in your home before the summer season draws to a close? Contact Poore’s today to get started on adding a ductless mini-split system! We’ll even provide you with a FREE no-obligation estimate. Just give us a call—we’ll be happy to help.