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Consider Installing a Ductless Mini Split System this Fall

The days are getting colder, and though Florida has a few more months of warm weather than other parts of the country it’s still important to make sure that you have a reliable heating system in place. If you’re in the market for a new heater, consider installing a ductless mini split system. Let’s take a look at how ductless mini split systems work, and the advantages they can provide.

How They Work

A ductless system is always comprised of at least two parts, one inside unit and one outside. Up to 4 inside units can be connected to one outside unit, with each inside unit installed in a separate room. When in heating mode, the outside unit evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy. Then, it sends the refrigerant gas to the inside units to be condensed back into liquid. This releases the heat into the room. Each indoor unit has its own thermostat, which allows it to operate separately from the rest of the system. Since ductless mini splits are technically heat pumps, they can also reverse their refrigerant flows to act as air conditioners as well as heaters.

Advantages of Ductless Systems

Ductless mini splits are incredibly energy efficient, for a couple different reasons. First, they don’t burn fuel to create heat. This automatically makes them more efficient than traditional combustion-based systems. Second, they can modulate their output for different parts of the house. That means that instead of conditioning the entire house, which takes a lot longer and therefore costs more, you can condition just the rooms that you or another occupant are currently in. If you’re looking for a reliable climate control system that will save you money, ductless heating is the way to do it.

If you would like to know more, call Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. We serve throughout Lake City, FL. 

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