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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump | Air Conditioning Installation

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump | Air Conditioning Installation

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump | Air Conditioning Installation

Room additions add valuable living space and value to a home, but they also add extra square footage requiring heating and air conditioning. When planning an addition, a ductless mini-split heat pump heating and air conditioning installation may be the solution for your addition’s needs. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s professionals will be glad to assist you, and ensure you receive the necessary information to make an informed decision in selecting the proper heating and air conditioning installation right for your home and budget.

The ductless system offers a number of advantages for homeowners looking for an efficient HVAC system. However, if your home already has ducts, the ductless system may not be right for you. When you need a new heating and air conditioning installation read on to discover more about this efficient system.

Ductless Heat Pump Advantages

The mini-split system allows you to provide individual temperatures in different parts of the home. This means you can provide heating or cooling to the room’s you need it in, without providing conditioned air to all of the rooms. This adds up to money saved on energy costs. In fact, for even greater savings, Energy Star qualified units are available.

A mini-split system requires only requires a three-inch hole in an exterior wall to connect the indoor and outdoor components. Furthermore, their compact size makes them ideal for small spaces, and they operate quietly.

A ductless heating and air conditioning installation can be provide typically within a day. The sleek indoor air handling unit (AHU) can be mounted to a wall or ceiling. When space allows, the AHU can be concealed.

Indoor Air Quality

The ductwork in conventional forced air systems can be a source of indoor air pollution, dispersing contaminants throughout the home. Ductless mini-split systems use high efficiency air filtration to eliminate odors, germs and the causes of allergies in each zone. In fact, some models remove as much as 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and other pollutants providing improved air quality. A Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning certified technician can provide you with additional information.

Easy Maintenance

Mini-split heat pumps only require minimal maintenance, with a routine filter change/cleaning, and periodic maintenance from your Cypress heating and air conditioning technician to maintain performance and provide a long lifespan.

Who Can Benefit

Zoning works well for homes with difficulty controlling temperature, including:

  • Homes with multiple levels 
  • Areas with hot and cold spots
  • Homes with high ceilings
  • Rooms with large, expansive windows 
  • Homes with one or more rooms that are seldom used
  • Residents who have different preferences or needs in temperature

Zoned systems are ideal for homes with one or more levels, as hot air rises. Homes with large windows facing south or west increase heat gain in the summer, and can be colder during the winter. A conventional HVAC system is unable to satisfy the needs of all areas with a single thermostat.

How it Works

A ductless mini-split system is a heat pump system. It provides the benefits of a heat pump, including energy efficiency, clean operation, reliability, and comfort. A mini-split heat pump system contains two main components, the indoor air-handling unit, and the outdoor unit. 

A ductless mini-split heat pump utilizes motorized ductwork dampers that open and close based on the thermostat settings for that area. Each thermostat connects to a central control panel. When the thermostat signals the need for heat or cooling, the system starts and the damper for the affected zone opens allowing conditioned air to enter the zone. 

Carrier’s ductless systems offer energy saving features not offered on all systems. Components such as an inverter compressor, that operates at the speed required, rather than the single full speed most heat pumps provide. In addition, Carrier ductless systems feature the latest technology by continuing to perform in cold temperatures at 80% capacity. On the other end of the spectrum, our ductless systems cool with 100% capacity even at an outdoor temperature of 130° F.

Ductless mini-split heat pumps can provide greater energy efficiency than conventional heat pumps, and with homeowner’s looking for ways to save on energy, this is one of the top reasons for their increasing popularity in heating and air conditioning installation.

Installation

Proper installation by a qualified and experienced technician is essential for achieving the stated efficiency and performance of all HVAC systems. By using a qualified HVAC contractor to provide heating and air conditioning installation, you can avoid the problems associated with an improperly sized or poorly installed system, such as short cycling, improper humidity issues, a reduced lifespan of the system, and increased energy consumption, for example.

Rebates, credits, and other incentives are determined by the federal, state, local governments, and energy providers, and vary from year to year. When rebates are available, you receive cash or credits back for your energy efficient heating and air conditioning installation. However, remember that purchasing an Energy Star qualified system will consistently save you money on energy.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s certified HVAC professionals are dedicated to providing quality HVAC services for all of your heating and air conditioning needs in the Katy and Plano regions. If you are considering the installation of a ductless mini-split heat pump, have questions, or would like an estimate for heating and air conditioning installation, give our reliable experts at Cypress a call.