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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 703-763-0399.

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