A mini split AC, also known as ductless AC, is an efficient and affordable way to heat and cool your home. Having a good AC system is important, especially during hot summers. This guide explains the benefits, installation process, and maintenance tips for mini split AC systems. Read on to learn more about ductless mini splits. 

Benefits of Ductless Mini Split AC Systems

A mini split’s small size makes it a more flexible option than traditional central air conditioning. Ductless mini splits can be used to both heat and cool your home. They consist of a small outdoor unit and one or more mounted indoor units.

When traditional air duct systems aren’t cleaned regularly, they make the air quality in your home worse. With mini splits, the air in your home will be much better quality because they are ductless. Their layers of filtration help reduce dust and other allergens in your home. Some mini splits have removable and washable filters.

Mini split AC systems are simpler and less invasive to install. Depending on how many units you are putting in, it could take as little as a single day. These systems also offer more flexibility, and they are much simpler to move than traditional AC.

Mini splits are also more energy efficient. They will only heat and cool the rooms you want, so you won’t have to heat and cool additional space you aren’t using. This can save you money on utility bills.

Installation of Ductless Mini Split Systems

Mini split system installation is usually done by a professional due to the electrical and refrigerant work needed. The first thing the technician will do is choose good spots for the units. The indoor and outdoor units will be connected by refrigerant tubing and wiring. The tubing and wiring will be encased in a conduit.

The indoor unit will be mounted on a wall in the home, then connected to the pipe. The outdoor unit will be placed on a flat area outside. Then, a hole is drilled in the wall to connect the two units by the conduit.

The technician will test the system to make sure it is functioning correctly, and make adjustments if needed. Installing a mini split system yourself is possible, but hiring a professional for the best results is recommended.

Maintenance of Ductless Mini Split AC System

Regular maintenance is important for mini split AC systems, and to keep them running efficiently. Make sure to regularly clean the indoor unit cabinet. Every 4-6 weeks, remove any dust by vacuuming or wiping it down. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for care.

Occasionally, you will need to check the outdoor unit. Remove any leaves or other debris on the unit, and check the coil for dust. You can clean the coil with a water hose on a gentle setting.

If you feel that a more thorough cleaning is needed, call your HVAC technician. If any parts look broken, or if you see ice build-up or leaking water, don’t hesitate to call a professional for maintenance services.

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