There are two principal drawbacks to a traditional HVAC unit, though these far outweigh the drawback of not having one at all!
First, the ducting can take up quite a lot of space within your home, and not every property, especially if of an older design, makes the installation of HVAC ducting very easy. Second, you can’t set individual temperatures for individual rooms which means that, in the winter you are heating rooms that aren’t being used and, in the summer, you are cooling rooms that aren’t being used. To put it even more succinctly, you’re wasting money and putting unnecessary strain on your HVAC unit.
So, what’s the alternative?
You may not have heard of one of these HVAC systems before, but here at A&E Air Conditioning and Heating we are finding this to be a highly popular alternative to the more common HVAC system, to the point where it will likely soon become the more frequently used form of HVAC.
Where the mini-split HVAC system scores heavily is through the fact it has only two basic components, an outdoor heat pump or condenser and an indoor air handler. The connecting piping between the two carries the refrigerant and owing to the narrowness of the pipework, is so much easier to install and less space consuming than HVAC ducting.
You then have total control over the air handling unit, which can be mounted on the ceiling, wall or floor. Better still, you can chose to add additional air control units in other rooms, all connected only by narrow pipework, but all units able to be controlled individually, so that if you ae not using a room, the unit can be switched off or turned down.
The other added bonuses of a mini-split HVAC system are that there is no loss of energy through poor ducting, while maintenance couldn’t be simpler.
If you haven’t heard of a mini-split HVAC system but would like to know more, why not give us a call at A&E Air Conditioning and Heating and we’d be glad to tell you all you need to know, as well as provide you with a free estimate of the cost of having such a system installed in your home.