My house is extremely large, old and challenging to heat and cool.
It is divided into tons of small rooms with high ceilings and big windows.
There aren’t enough vents for the forced air furnace or air conditioner to maintain comfort. I looked into options for improvement and finally settled on the installation of a ductless split system. Mini-split heat pumps consist of a compact outdoor unit and up to eight indoor air handlers. The system requires little more than a three-inch hole in an exterior wall, mounting capabilities and access to electricity. The HVAC contractor was able to have our new system up and running in a single afternoon. There was no need to tear into walls and ceilings and cause a big mess. The ductless system provided a cost-effective way to replace space heaters and box fans. Because the equipment is small, requires less power to operate and delivers heated/cooled air directly into the room without energy waste, it costs very little to operate. Each indoor unit features its own thermostat, allowing customized settings. We don’t need to heat or cool rooms that aren’t being used. Each family can set their own temperature preference without affecting anyone else. One of the best features of the split system is the multi-stage filtration that traps pollen, dust, bacteria and all sorts of allergens to create a cleaner and more hygienic living environment. Washable filters make it easy to clean and replace them regularly. The model we chose includes something called inverter technology that automatically adjusts the capacity to changing indoor demands. By running at lower speeds for longer cycles, the ductless system is quiet, avoids temperature fluctuations and maximizes efficiency.