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What to Expect From a Mini Split AC


If you’ve heard of ductless air conditioning options and aren’t sure exactly what benefits they offer, we’ve got some information for you. Ductless mini splits can be used in a wide variety of situations and are becoming popular for some good reasons. Here are some of the things you can expect to enjoy when you decide to go ductless and get a mini split air conditioning system for your home.


Do you live in an older home that was built without ductwork for central air conditioning? Do you have ductwork, but it is old and deteriorating, or has been damaged to the point where it would need to be replaced? Do you have an air conditioning system you’re happy with in your home, but it won’t extend to a new area of the house, such as an addition or a garage you’ve converted to a living space? All of these are perfect scenarios for using a ductless mini split.


Did you know that when ductwork has leaks, you can be losing up to 30% of your conditioned air to unoccupied areas of your home, such as between your walls? This means you could end up paying a lot more for your home comfort than you need to. Even without that consideration, the inverter technology that mini splits use makes them more efficient than traditional AC systems.


Do you work from home, and need your home office to be comfortable all day while the rest of your house is empty? Do you have family members with different temperature preferences? Do you need to keep a certain part of the house nice and warm for a baby or a tropical pet, while you want other areas cooler? Mini split systems have multiple air handlers in different zones of your home, and you can set them to exactly the temperature you prefer in that zone. Not only will that meet the various needs of everyone in the house, it will cut your utility bills by only using the energy you need to accomplish what you want.

Cooling and Heating

The Mitsubishi mini split is a heat pump system that allows you to transition from cooling to heating with a reversing valve. In the fall, reversing the flow of refrigerant through the system will bring heat into your home, and in the spring, you can switch back to releasing heat outdoors to cool your home.

Indoor Air Quality

Ductwork is a convenient, out-of-the-way place for things to accumulate where you would never notice them or be able to clean them up. Dust might be the first thing you think of, but there is so much more. Allergens like pollen and pet dander, microbes like bacteria and viruses, and pools of moisture that allow mold to grow are all things that can build up in ductwork. Without those ducts, you won’t have to worry that your air is being contaminated by a long-term buildup of all those health hazards.

If any of these benefits sound enticing to you, a top-of-the-line Mitsubishi mini split in Chicago might be exactly the AC innovation that your home needs.

Contact ServiceMax with all your questions about ductless mini splits and other AC options.

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