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Installation of a Ductless Mini-Split Unit

Very few homeowners in Manassas, Virginia, willingly languish through the summer without an air conditioner. While you may be familiar with central air conditioners, you shouldn’t overlook the capabilities of a ductless HVAC system. Read on to learn about ductless mini-split unit installations and how homeowners benefit from these cooling systems.

What is a Ductless Mini-Split Unit?

A mini-split system has a condenser unit located outside the home and an air handling unit inside it. The air handling unit houses the system’s evaporator, also known as the cooling coil. A service technician will install it on the wall or ceiling of a room.

Once installed, the air handling unit resembles a room air conditioner, except that it only measures a few inches deep. One outdoor condenser unit can operate several indoor air handling units. Therefore, you can use multiple units to create different zones in your home.

How to Install a Ductless Mini-Split Unit?

Installing a ductless mini-split system in a home is much different than installing a room air conditioner. Instead of making a large hole in the wall to accommodate the unit, you only need 3-inch opening. This opening supports a power connection, refrigerant tubing, and other lines needed to connect the air-handling unit and the condenser. The lines themselves run along the exterior of your home.

How Efficient is a Ductless Mini-Split Unit?

An Energy Star–certified ductless mini-split system can reduce a home’s cooling costs by up to 30 percent when compared to conventional room air conditioner. A ductless mini-split system can result in significant installation savings too. That’s because, when you install a ductless HVAC system, you’ll avoid the cost of either installing or extending ductwork to accommodate it.

Brennan’s Heating and Air Conditioning has been a leader in home comfort throughout Northern Virginia since 1979. To find out how a ductless mini-split system can deliver cooling comfort to your home, call us at 703-783-0145.

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