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Going Ductless HVAC: Single Vs. Multi-Zone Systems

Ductless HVAC System

Ductless HVAC systems are growing in popularity in Montgomery, AL. Most people prefer these heating and cooling systems for their homes and offices because they’re energy-efficient, cost-effective and easy to install. However, the dilemma lies in whether to install a single- or multi-zone ductless mini-split. Read on to learn more.

Single- vs. Multi-Zone Ductless HVAC

Firstly, a single-zone ductless mini-split system is a 1:1 configuration that you install in a single room. This ductless air conditioner consists of a single indoor unit and an outdoor unit. On the other hand, a multi-zone ductless mini-split system works with a single compressor connected to two or more indoor units.

It’s more expensive to install a multi-zone ductless system than a single-zone system. Also, a single-zone ductless mini-split system is easier to install compared to the multi-zone ductless solution. For you to install a single-zone ductless mini-split system, you would only need a single outdoor unit, an indoor unit and a refrigerant line set.

A multi-zone ductless mini-split requires installing several units depending on the number of zones you target for heating and cooling. Single-zone and multi-zone ductless mini-splits help to save energy in several ways.

Targeted Heating and Cooling

Ductless mini-splits offer you the benefit of creating zones in your home. With zoning, you will effectively control specific rooms’ temperatures and avoid unnecessary heating and cooling of unoccupied spaces. As a result, you save energy and money. Temperature regulation is possible through remote control and wireless network configurations on your smartphone.

No Energy Loss Via Leaky Ductwork

Finally, ductless air conditioners don’t have any ducts. As a result, they prevent unnecessary loss of energy. Air conditioners with ducts cause energy losses of about 30 percent. Our team at Air Conditioning by Luquire can install a ductless air conditioner for you, which will prevent unnecessary loss of energy.

If you want to learn more about installing a ductless HVAC system, contact our team at Air Conditioning by Luquire. We look forward to helping you maximize comfort and minimize energy costs.

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