Top 5 Uses for Ductless Mini Splits

An energy efficient option for air conditioning small spaces is the ductless mini split. These compact A/C units can be added without a duct system to keep areas cool without hooking into a central system. Here are five of the top uses for these efficient A/C options – you may find a use for one in your home or business.

  1. Have a garage or workshop that gets hot in the summer months? Add a mini split that you can use when spending time on projects in your garage or man cave.
  2. Spare rooms. Why spend money to keep a spare room cool when you aren’t using it? Add a ductless mini split that can be used on an as-needed basis.
  3. Main rooms. If you have one room in the house that you spend most of your time, a mini split can save on energy costs by only cooling that one room when the rest of the house is not being utilized. Living rooms or bedrooms are common areas that mini splits are added.
  4. Do you have outbuildings like a barn or utility shed that you spend time in during the summer? Mini splits are great for cooling these smaller buildings without a large expenditure in installation or energy.
  5. Home office. Many people add on a home office to their home that may not be connected to the central air system. A ductless mini split is perfect for any addition to your home.

To learn more about how much ductless mini ducts cost to install and more information on these efficient units, call your local HVAC service company that offers mini split installations.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Buford, GA 30519
(770) 475-952

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

Ductless Mini Split AC A Quick Easy Solution

Do you have a room or separate structure that needs A/C, but you don’t want to invest in adding a duct system? A cost effective solution is the ductless mini split A/C unit. When you don’t want to add duct work to connect a new room or addition to your existing HVAC system or have a separate structure that needs A/C, mini splits can be a viable option.

Advantages of Mini Split A/C

Ductless mini split air conditioning units are used for homes and businesses that need a separate A/C unit for a room or area. These units are self-contained – they only consist of two parts, without the need for ducts. Most units can be installed on an exterior wall with only a three-inch hole to connect the outside and inside components. This makes installation quick and easy. Some of the other advantages of using a ductless mini split include:

  • Energy savings. Mini splits are energy efficient, especially when compared to the cost of connecting a large, duct system. Each unit comes with its own thermostat to regulate the temperature and help control cooling costs.
  • Quieter. Mini splits are quiet and offer less disruption than central air. This is great for rooms that need a quiet environment, such as a yoga/meditation room or office.
  • Positioning. Since these units are compact, it is easy to have several options on where to position them within the room, unlike larger units.

Get ready for the hot days of summer by adding a ductless mini split to the areas of your home or business that need separate A/C. Call your local HVAC professional that offers mini split A/C installation.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Marietta, GA
(770) 475-9564

Is a Ductless Mini Split A/C Unit Right for You?

Do you have a home that has rooms that are not getting the benefits of air conditioning in the summer? Or maybe you have central air conditioning, but hate spending money to cool the whole house when only a room or two would be sufficient. One option to cool one area without the need for duct installation is a ductless mini spit A/C unit. These smaller, compact A/C units are perfect for cooling confined areas without using a large central air system. 

Uses for a Mini Split A/C Unit

Mini split A/C do not need to be connected to a duct system, making them quick and affordable to install. The smaller units are comprised of a compressor, condenser and an air handling unit that do not need ductwork. These are self-contained and much more energy efficient than running a large system. Some of the ways these can be used include: 

  • Garages and out buildings. If you have a garage or other outbuildings that do not have air conditioning, a mini split is a great option to cool these other areas.
  • New additions. Did you add a room to your home? Instead of spending the money to have this extra room connected to your large A/C system, a mini split might be an alternative.
  • Energy savings. If you find you are only using one area of your home, yet paying to cool the entire home, adding a mini split could give you the option of only cooling a bedroom or living area to save on energy. 

Talk to your local HVAC contractor about the benefits of adding a mini split A/C unit to your home or shop area.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Marietta, GA
(770) 475-9564

Control Energy Costs With Ductless Mini Splits

Heating and cooling a large home with many rooms can become expensive, especially when many of the rooms are rarely used throughout the day. While it’s convenient to have the entire home on one HVAC system, it can be costly when it comes to energy bills. One way to control these high energy costs is to invest in ductless mini split air conditioning units for certain rooms in your home, reducing energy waste. 

How Ductless Mini Splits Work

Ductless mini splits are smaller HVAC units that work independently of each other. Each unit is equipped with a thermostat and an outdoor compressor or conduit, allowing for easy regulation. These units are perfect for heating or cooling a confined area with less energy use than a whole-home HVAC system. 

Mini splits are ductless, meaning they do not need to be connected to any other HVAC system in the home. This makes them easy to install in most rooms of the home, or in any structure. Even in homes with an existing HVAC system, individual ductless mini split units can offer energy savings on days and nights where only one or two rooms need temperature control. This allows for temperature zoning, and can have a large impact on reducing monthly energy costs. 

Mini splits are great for bedrooms or heavily used rooms in the house. They are also perfect for garages or shops that are outside of the house, offering an affordable way to control the climate in these separate spaces. Talk to your local HVAC service company about how ductless mini split air conditioning units can help you control your energy costs.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Marietta, GA
(770) 475-9564

Do You Have A Room Or Outbuilding That Needs HVAC?

If you have added on a room to your home or have a detached garage or outbuilding, you may not have heating and air conditioning in these areas. Often, home additions or out buildings cannot easily be added on to existing central heating and air conditioning sytems, due to the location. However, there are options to give these remote areas HVAC with their own small heat pump unit. Ductless mini splits are a great option to give these areas heating and air conditioning without the need for adding ductwork on to your existing system. 

What Is A Mini Split System?

Basically, a ductless mini split system is a heat pump unit that does not use ducts and can be added to almost any exterior wall. These versatile heating and cooling units have an outdoor condenser which is connected through the wall to an inside air handler. All the necessary components are contained in the unit to keep the air cool throughout the hot summer and warm in the winter in smaller spaces. 

All that is needed to install these units is a small hole in the wall and a power source. Your local HVAC contractor can easily install one or more of these units in your home or outbuildings. They are ideal for rooms that either are not connected to your central HVAC system or may be in warmer areas of the home; a  hot, west side room may benefit from its own mini split instead of feeding off the central air conditioning system. 

These units are very energy efficient as they do not use ductwork and blow the conditioned air directly into the area. They can be an excellent addition to larger homes, new addition or out buildings to keep your entire property comfortable all year round. Call your local HVAC professional to discuss adding a ductless mini split system to your home.

Posted on behalf of James Smith, ClimateSmith LLC


Advantages of a Ductless Mini Split System

A ductless mini split heating and cooling system is an alternative to a traditional split system that can be the perfect solution in certain situations.  A traditional split system heat pump or air conditioner has an outdoor condenser hooked to an air handler inside the home.  The air handler distributes the heated or cooled air throughout the home through a network of ducts.

A ductless mini split system works exactly like a conventional split system except that instead of a network of ducts, there is an air handler in each room that delivers the conditioned air to that room.  Each air handler is connected to the condenser by a line set for the refrigerant and has its own thermostat.

These systems are an excellent alternative for retrofits to homes and buildings that did not have a central heating and cooling system installed and lack the space needed to install a duct system.  There is no ductwork involved with a mini split system.  The air handler simply mounts on the wall and delivers conditioned air directly to the room.  They also work well in homes that would benefit from zoned heating and cooling.  Since each air handler is controlled by its own thermostat, the temperature and humidity in each area of the home is easily controlled.

Homes with finished attics, basements, additions, and bonus rooms over the garage are often great candidates for zoned heating and cooling and ductless mini split systems make zoning for these applications a breeze.    Your HVAC contractor can help you decide if a ductless mini split system is good solution for your HVAC needs.