January 18, 2018
If your current HVAC system fails to transport an even distribution of heated or cooled air throughout your home, you need to have a technician inspect your entire heating and cooling system. That’s because inconsistent heating or cooling can be caused by several factors, one of which is an improperly sized system or ductwork.
In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to circulate conditioned air throughout the house. In a common house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. This results in higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
A ductless system is a great solution to the problem of inconsistent heating and cooling or if you have areas in your room where there is no existing ductwork.
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning is an HVAC company in Bloomington, IL that carries innovative and cost-effective ductless systems.
Overview of Ductless Systems
Developed in Japan more than 30 years ago, ductless systems are highly efficient zonal heating and cooling systems. They have completely revolutionized the way people heat and cool their homes. More than 50% of the residential air conditioners sold all over the world are ductless heat pumps. Unlike central air, ductless systems do not require ducts to move air. This is one of the reasons why they are the most comfortable, quietest, and energy efficient way to condition the air in your home.
Advantages of Ductless Systems
HVAC zoning is made possible because of ductless systems’ small size. This allows individual rooms to have personalized heating and cooling settings, depending on the occupants’ preferences. This is obtained by having a separate thermostat for each room, making it more energy efficient and highly economical. Compared to conventional HVAC systems, mini splits consume 25 to 50 percent less energy.
In contrast to systems that have ductwork, mini splits are easier to install. It usually takes days to complete the installation of a conventional setup while a ductless system can be operational in as little as one day.
The absence of ducts enables mini splits to avoid energy losses associated with central forced air systems that utilize ductwork. This helps you save money on energy and do your part in helping the environment in the process.
Many ductless systems operate with a remote control to make it easier to manage when it is positioned high on a wall or suspended from a ceiling.
In addition to all of these benefits, certain ductless air conditioners and heat pumps are ENERGY STAR® rated which may qualify for federal and state tax incentives as well as local utility rebates.
Features of the Lennox MPA Mini-Split Heat Pump
- With an efficiency rating of up to 23.50 SEER and 10.50 HSPF, it keeps you comfortable without generating high utility bills
- Its inverter technology slowly ramps up system to full speed, delivering only the air that is needed
- Its unique design makes system safer and more efficient than traditional space heaters
- Indoor sound levels as low as 29 dB and outdoor levels as low as 51 dB
- Secure installation leave you less vulnerable to problems associated with window units, such as insects, weather elements, and theft
- This product uses an easy-to-use wireless remote control that allows you to change the temperature to fit your comfort needs
- Ductless design eliminates complicated installation or expensive modifications
- Small, compact design blends this model into any room
Get Help From the Pros
The Lennox MPA Mini-Split Heat Pump is a great way to provide your family with customized heating and cooling. Call Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning if you need an expert opinion in deciding whether this product is what’s best for your home.
In partnership with Lennox Industries, we aim to provide you with the best there is to offer.
Our technicians have industry-specific skill sets and are able to properly handle any system installation, repair or maintenance.
Our Normal heating and air conditioning customers keep coming back because their expectations are always met.