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More Efficiency from Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Systems

by Erika Mehlhaff


Mini-split heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) are one of the most efficient heating and cooling options for managing the temperature in personal residences. Because of this, many people choose to replace their central heating and air conditioning systems with mini-split HVAC systems. If you are considering making this change, read on to learn more.


Mini-split systems generally include ductless, wall-mounted air handler units indoors with their own thermostats and dedicated outdoor units. (They do not use the same compressor units as central HVAC systems.) They most often have zoning options that give the homeowner more specific control over the temperature in each zone; air handlers in unoccupied areas can be turned off or set to different temperatures which allows for more efficient cooling and heating.


Ductless, mini-split HVAC systems are known for their flexibility of use. They are ideal for use in many settings, with different options available for each unique situation. One benefit of mini-splits is that they can be used alone OR in combination with many HVAC systems currently installed in homes, to provide customized comfort for each zone in which there is an air handler unit.


Sometimes, mini-splits are added because they work well as auxiliary heating/cooling sources in some cases. Mini-split air handlers can be added to the rooms in a home that tend to have cold/hot spots, without needing to install additional ductwork or tie the mini-split units directly into the existing HVAC system; no renovations are required. They are popular HVAC choices for many people because they work well for temperature control in independent rooms and spaces throughout a home, including in basements, bonus rooms, garages, workshops, etc.


NOTE: There is such a thing as a ducted mini-split system that can be installed for use with existing ductwork. Ducted mini-splits are not quite as efficient as ductless systems, but are close. Speak to a professional HVAC technician to learn more.


Mini-splits offer temperature management that is energy efficient. These systems can save homeowners significantly when it comes to annual energy use and utility bills. If you add a ductless, mini-split system to your current HVAC system, or if you choose to use one to replace your current system, you will experience an outstanding overall return on your investment.


If you are interested in upgrading or replacing your current home HVAC system in the Austin, Texas area, consider The Coolest LLC. The Coolest is your go-to HVAC service and installation company, with experienced, skilled heating and cooling specialists on staff. The HVAC experts at The Coolest recommend top-of-the-line products from Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, including top-of-the-line mini-split systems. The reputable team of professional technicians at The Coolest is ready to assist you with all your HVAC needs, from regularly scheduled maintenance to thermostat upgrades to the installation of new HVAC systems. To learn more about the benefits and value of mini-split HVAC systems, contact The Coolest LLC via their website or by phone at 512-468-6140.