Mini-Split AC Units
Ductless mini-split air conditioners are a money-saving option to control temperature without the expense and hassle of traditional ductwork. Comprised of one outdoor and one indoor unit, a mini-split is connected through refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The indoor unit is often wall-mounted and delivers heated or cooled air directly into the living space without the need for ductwork. The unit also comes with a remote control that doubles as a thermostat.
These units are commonly used in finished rooms over garages, sunrooms, new additions, garages and shops, and any area in the home where the temperature may vary. One particular area where they are useful is in waterfront and vacation homes. These types of homes typically have a lot of glass which is the single largest source of heat loss and gain in a home. More often than not, rooms with a lot of glass can be hotter or cooler than the rest of the home. A ductless mini-split can be controlled independently of the home’s main system, serving as a great solution for these particular areas.
Why Choose a Mini-Split?
Mini-split AC units offer a solution to homeowners who need to heat and cool spaces that would otherwise be difficult to do. Here are some of their main advantages to homeowners.
- They are environmentally friendly. Traditional HVAC systems start at 14 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio); mini-split units start at 17 SEER and can reach over 25 SEER.
- They are easy and quick to install. It typically only takes one day to install a mini-split system because of its size and ability to fit into most places.
- They are an affordable air solution. Since the units are small and don’t require ductwork, you can save on the base cost of the unit and don’t have to pay for the labor that comes with installing a traditional ducted unit.
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At Gilman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we help homeowners throughout the Virginia area solve their home’s indoor comfort issues. We are proud to partner with Daikin, a leading indoor comfort solutions company, to provide premium ductless air conditioners. When you work with Gilman, you can be confident that you’re giving your home the very best. From the first phone call to the finished product, Gilman has a proven history of earning the trust of Virginia homeowners.