Having a Mini-split HVAC in Boone, NC Homes Means Using Less Energy


Having a Mini-split HVAC in Boone, NC Homes Means Using Less Energy

Research has revealed that heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are among the top three electricity consumers in households, and HVAC in Boone, NC is no exception. That’s why many homeowners have opted for mini-split HVAC systems which, even in the instances when it’s more expensive than traditional forced air systems, will end up paying for themselves. HouseLogic.com correspondent Laura Fisher Kaiser explains how:

Because mini splits deliver all their conditioned air directly to individual rooms, there’s no chance for air to leak out through long stretches of ductwork. That lets mini splits use 25% to 50% less energy than electric resistance and forced air systems.

Doing a split

As the term implies, mini-split HVAC systems are divided into two main components: an outdoor condensing unit and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. Both are connected by copper tubing. Compared to typical HVAC systems that use ducts to distribute cold or heated air, the mini-split has its benefits.

The main advantages of a ductless mini-split HVAC system are its small size, quiet operation, and the flexibility it has for heating and cooling individual areas within your home…

One outdoor unit can connect up to four indoor air-handling units to heat or cool several rooms or zones. *

Low maintenance

Mini-split systems need to be serviced at least twice a year, just like conventional ones. As far as the indoor unit is concerned, the dust filters merely need to be washed and dried. For the outdoor unit, the cooling coil needs to be wiped with a soft cloth. If there is mold or mildew present, the unit needs to be deep cleaned by an HVAC professional like Mountaineer Heating & Cooling to ensure no further contamination occurs. Ask your Mountaineer HVAC installer about a Comfort Care maintenance contract.

Cost efficiency

The cost and installation of a mini-split HVAC system may differ markedly from the conventional type. Nevertheless, the savings from lower electric bills plus the ability to heat or cool your home more efficiently will more than make up for what you paid for the system. Boone HVAC professionals can attest to this, and thanks to a wide array of equipment at their disposal, you can be sure that they’ll do a great job of keeping your HVAC in good shape.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Systems: Ideal for Retrofits, HouseLogic.com, January 28, 2011)

* Industry update: Eight zone systems, although not common, are now available.