Using A Ductless Mini Split To Fix A Hot Spot

Using A Ductless Mini Split To Fix A Hot Spot

Using A Ductless Mini Split To Fix A Hot SpotWe come across many homes in Delco and the Montgomery County areas where there is a room or two that never seem to stay cool in the summer. They will have hot spots that can’t ever get comfortable. Hot spots, or areas in the home that seem perpetually too warm or too cold, are a common problem, and one that we luckily have a few ways to fix. When it comes to fixing a problem area like these, we are big fans of the ductless mini split.

I’ve worked in hundreds of homes throughout Delaware County and Montgomery County, and even though many are similar, they often require different solutions. One home may need a completely new HVAC system. Another may just need an adjustment to the ductwork. In this article, I’m going to tell you from experience how a ductless mini split may be able to efficiently fix your problem room.

If you would like to speak to someone about a ductless mini split system for your home, give us a call at (610) 446-7877, or contact John Cipollone Inc. online today!

What Is A Ductless Mini Split?

A ductless mini split system is a versatile heating and cooling solution that does not require the extensive ductwork that traditional HVAC systems use. It consists of two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and one or more indoor air-handling units. These units are connected by a small bit of tubing that runs from the indoor air handler to the condenser outside.

Ductless mini splits work as heat pumps, using electricity to run, and the heat transfer process to provide cool or hot air as needed. These systems can be installed throughout the entire home, or you can use one to supplement a current HVAC system that is struggling to take care of a problem area.

Why Should You Use A Ductless Mini Split To Fix A Hot Spot?

Ductless mini splits offer a targeted approach to climate control, making them a perfect solution for addressing hot spots. Instead of trying to replace your entire HVAC system, you can simply install a ductless mini split into the room that wasn’t staying comfortable. This will allow you to directly control the temperature in this space.

You also don’t need to adjust or install any ductwork with a ductless mini split. Instead, you can easily install a mini split into the room you like, and run a small bit of tubing from the cassette inside to a condenser that is installed outside. Instead of using a window AC or extra fans, a ductless AC system is perfect for cooling a hot spot off.

The Benefits Of A Ductless Mini Split For Heating And Cooling

The advantages of ductless mini split systems extend far beyond their ability to address hot spots. Their design and technology offer several benefits that can improve your home’s overall comfort and energy efficiency.

Provide Both Heating And Cooling

Ductless mini splits can provide both air conditioning and heating. Obviously, for the purpose of this article, we are discussing how well they can fix a hot spot, but these systems are year round solutions that can also heat your space in the winter. Instead of a noisy window AC that can’t heat, a ductless mini split can keep you even more comfortable, all year long.

Don’t Require Ductwork

One of the best parts of a DUCTLESS mini split, is that it requires no ducts! Instead of tearing up walls and making expensive ductwork additions, these systems don’t need it. This feature makes mini splits ideal for older homes, additions, or any space where ductwork installation is not feasible.

Extremely Energy Efficient

Mini splits are known for their high energy efficiency. Because they allow for zone-specific heating and cooling, you can avoid the energy waste associated with heating or cooling rooms that you aren’t using, like bedrooms or basements. Additionally, the technology behind these systems ensures they consume less energy than traditional HVAC systems, leading to lower utility bills and a reduced environmental impact.

This is part of the reason these systems are often eligible for tax credits and rebates through government programs, and utility companies.

Whisper Quiet

Another appealing feature of ductless mini splits is their quiet operation. These systems operate far quieter than a window unit, which usually comes with a steady humming sound. They are also normally better than a central air system that can sometimes make the walls that house your ventilation system a bit noisy. Ductless air conditioning system usually get up to the sound of a whisper at most.

Read More: Ductless Mini Splits VS Window AC Units

Can A Ductless Mini Split Be Used With Another HVAC System?

Each Ductless Unit Will Cool And Heat IndependentlyYes, a ductless mini split can complement an existing HVAC system. For homes that already have a central air system but struggle with hot spots, a mini split can provide supplemental cooling to those areas without the need to overhaul the entire system. This extends the life of your current HVAC system, and also helps lower your energy bills. Instead of cranking your AC up to compensate for the problem rooms, you can keep the AC running easy, and use the energy efficient mini split to do the job.

Can You Install More Than One Ductless Mini Split?

You can absolutely install more than one ductless mini split if you would like. If you install one, you are putting in a single-zone system. If you are installing more than one, it’s a multi-zone system. We’ve installed ductless mini splits as a whole home solution, and also as a single-zone supplement. It all depends on how much a homeowner likes their current HVAC system. If it makes sense to replace the entire thing, a ductless mini split system is a great whole home HVAC solution.

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