Duct-free split systems, otherwise known as “mini-split” systems, are a great way to maintain a desirable climate in your home without a central air setup. With many heating and cooling solutions available today, installing and maintaining a ductless system can come with many questions.
With more than 30 years of experience, RSC is happy to walk you through the process of choosing a mini-split system that is right for your home.
What Is a Mini-Split Heating/Cooling System?
A mini-split system is an air conditioning or heating solution that specializes in controlling the temperature in individual rooms.
This duct-free system has two main components: an outdoor compressor and an indoor air-handling unit that blows air into your room. Connected by wiring and piping, these two pieces make up a mini-split system.
How Does a Mini-Split Work?
A mini-split unit works similarly to a normal air conditioner—just without the ducts. The unit pulls the warm air from your home, absorbs the heat and moisture, and then deposits it outside. This gives you a cooler, more comfortable indoor climate without the bulkiness of ducts.
Conversely, a mini-split can also heat your home by doing the reverse process of cooling. It pulls heat from the air outside and delivers it into your home. This type of unit can pull warm air out of the coldest temperatures, providing heat all winter long.
What Are the Benefits of a Ductless System?
There are many advantages to having a ductless system installed in your home, including:
- No Ductwork: Duct-free split systems eliminate the need for air vents and can improve airflow.
- Improves Air Quality: Mini-splits have filtration that can help filter out allergens like dust and pollen.
- Energy Efficient: By default, these systems follow more energy-efficient guidelines than other heating and cooling options. This not only helps the environment but also saves money.
- Easy Installation: Because they do not require ductwork, mini-split systems are easy to install, and can be put in your home in as little as a day.
- Quiet Operation: Variable speed compressors and variable fans help keep noise to a minimum while the unit is running.
All of these benefits make the mini-split an appealing option for homeowners.
Servicing Mini-Split Systems
Because no mechanical device is trouble free all of the time, we recommend that a mini-split system or duct free split system is maintained on a yearly basis. We will clean the indoor and outdoor coils, air filters; replace high efficient air filters and odor neutralizers when needed, clean and purge drain lines and test the system operation. This maintenance will keep your system delivering the comfort you have come to expect and will save energy and wear and tear on your ductless system.
For those times when your ductless mini-split system is not performing like it did when it was new, call RSC to have one of our Diamond Certified technicians come to your home for fast, competent repair at a price you can afford. All of our service is performed on flat rate, no surprise pricing so you will know exactly how much a repair will cost before any work is completed.
Whether you are seeking annual care for your mini-split system or ductless system through proper maintenance, in need of mini-split system repair or considering a new ductless solution for your home, turn to the Diamond Certified experts at RSC. For the past 28 years, we have been serving all of Lancaster County communities including: Lancaster; Lititz; Ephrata; Elizabethtown; East Petersburg; Landisville; New Holland and many more.
Our reputation has been built on complete customer satisfaction, attention to detail, and providing finance options for every need, including a wide array of financing plans for mini-split system or ductless system repair or installation. Call RSC today to schedule an expert to your home.