Mini-Split Heat Pumps for Separate Spaces

Do you have rooms or buildings on your property that are left cold during the winter? Not only does this make spare rooms, garages and outbuildings uncomfortable, it can cause other issues. Plumbing can be vulnerable to freezing and lack of heat can lead to moisture and mold problems. Adding climate control is a solution and with ductless mini-split heat pumps, you can control temperature in your separate spaces all year round.

What is a Mini-Split Heat Pump?

Heat pumps use the outside air to bring in heat or cool the air, depending on the need. They are an energy efficient option for heating and cooling, but most are large and used with a duct system. Mini-split heat pumps are much smaller and designed to offer the same efficiency for smaller spaces. There are only two components and no ductwork – just an outside compressor and the inside unit that emits the climate-controlled air.

Mini-split heat pumps can be used in any room or building that needs separate climate control. If you have an addition to your home that was not connected to your HVAC system or a garage without conditioning, a mini-split is perfect. It has its own controls to help manage energy costs and can be used separately to keep these spaces warm during the winter and cooler during the summer. Mini-splits can also be used to add “zones” to your home to improve climate control in certain areas.

If you want to add heat or AC to a room or small space without the expensive of connecting it to your existing HVAC system, consider a mini-split heat pump. Contact your local HVAC service provider to learn if it is the right option for your unheated space.

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ClimateSmith, LLC
5950 Shiloh Road East
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 475-9555

Ductless Mini Splits for Single-Area Climate Control

There are times when you need to add heating and cooling to a room or area, but connecting it to a home’s main HVAC system is not possible or would not be efficient. There are options for providing a single area with climate control, without adding duct work or connecting it to an existing furnace or air conditioning unit. Ductless mini splits are the perfect solution for providing an efficient heat and cooling source to a garage, spare room or other confined areas. Here are some of the benefits of using mini splits in your home.

  • No ductwork. Adding duct work to connect a garage or addition onto your central HVAC system can be expensive. Mini splits are individually operated and can be added anywhere you need heating and cooling.
  • Energy efficiency. A separate heating or cooling unit can be an energy-efficient option for rooms that are rarely used or do not have their own vents. It is more efficient to only use the climate control when needed, instead of heating or cooling rooms that are not in use.
  • Ductless mini splits can be installed with programmable thermostats that can help keep energy costs low. Program to turn heating or cooling down or off as needed to save on electricity when not in use.
  • If you want climate control in zones, mini splits can be used for individual rooms to manage costs and differing climate needs. This can be perfect for keeping rooms “warm” in the winter, but not at the temperature of the rest of the home.

If you are interested in installing a ductless mini split in your home, contact your local HVAC service to learn more about the cost and options available.

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Western Aire Heating & Cooling
Marietta, GA 30066
(770) 505-7426

Benefits of a Ductless Heating and Cooling System

Are you looking for a more efficient way to cool or heat your home? One of the options available is a ductless heating and cooling system. Unlike centralized HVAC systems that control the temperature of your entire home, these systems are installed in “zones”, giving you more control over your heating and cooling costs. These typically are comprised of an outdoor unit and a couple indoor units that control each zone. These units use less energy, require no duct work and can even improve air quality. Here are some benefits of switching to a ductless heating and cooling system:

  • Customized control. Do you primarily only use one area of your home? Ductless or split systems allow you to only heat or cool the zones you are using, giving you customized control over your energy use.
  • Air quality. Ductwork in traditional HVAC systems can become a haven for mold, dust and other air pollutants. With ductless heating and cooling, there are no ducts to collect these contaminants. Most systems also use a multi-stage filtration system for improved air quality.
  • Efficiency. Since ductless or split systems use less energy, they are considered more efficient and may qualify for tax credits for investing in home energy efficiency. Lowering energy costs is another way these systems are known to be a good investment.

If you are looking for a cost effective, environmentally-friendly alternative to heat and cool your home, look into ductless heating and cooling systems. They may be a better choice for your home while saving you money year-round on your energy bills. Talk to your local HVAC service provider to learn more.

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ClimateSmith, LLC
Buford, GA
(770) 475-9528

Looking For Efficient Ways To Control Individual Room Temperature?

While central HVAC systems offer wonderful climate control for the whole home, they can be expensive to operate. For some homeowners, it may seem wasteful to cool or heat the entire home when only a few rooms are frequently used. An option for those looking for energy efficient climate or temperature control is the ductless mini split. These individual units can offer excellent temperature control for small spaces, using less energy and reducing your utility bills. 

Home Ductless Mini Split Ideas

Many homeowners have utilized ductless mini split units to increase the comfort in their homes while reducing their energy costs. One of the great benefits of these units is that they are self-contained; they do not require any ductwork to be added and can be installed in almost any room of your home. Some of the most popular areas to use these small unit include: 

–        Bedrooms. If you spend most of your time outside of the home, then come home to get a good nights rest, why cool your entire home? A ductless mini split can efficiently cool your bedroom, with most units being soothingly quiet.

–        Garages or shops. For rooms or buildings which are not connected to your central air system, a mini split is an excellent option to control the temperature. Garages, shops and other out-buildings are perfect places to install a ductless mini split.

–        Main living areas. Have one or two rooms where you spend most of your time? Cut energy costs by using a mini split in these main rooms. 

Your local HVAC contractor can give you more information, plus provide price estimates on installing ductless mini split units in your home. Over the months and years, it can be a wise investment to reduce your energy bills.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Alpharetta, GA
(770) 475-9555