Homeowners in Hammond and St. Tammany Parish, you know that sometimes your AC just doesn’t work properly in one specific area of your house. And it makes that space extremely uncomfortable during our hot and humid summers.
It’s no secret, hot air rises.
Maybe you have a room upstairs that faces the midday sun, and you constantly feels like it’s heating up. Or perhaps you’ve made an addition to your home (or are planning one in the future), but the design didn’t allow for your AC system’s complicated ductwork to maze through to the new space.
What is a Ductless Mini Split?
A ductless mini split works year ‘round for you because it actually cools and heats a specific zone of your home, depending on what temperature you desire. As the name suggests, it requires no ductwork in your house, which can save you a tremendous amount of money if you’ve got a space that needs better temperature control.
Instead, a ductless mini-split has both an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. Here’s how it works:
- During the summer when the Southeastern Louisiana heat and humidity invade your home, a ductless mini-split jumps into action by pushing hot air outside. Say “Goodbye!” to being hot and sweaty in your home!
- When temperatures drop and you want to increase the heat in your space, a ductless mini-split will “grab” all the warmth of the air outside your home and push it inside, where you want it.
All in all, a ductless mini-split is a great solution for Hammond and St. Tammany Parish homeowners because it gives you your desired temperature, when you want it, in a room that normally does cool down or heat up by your home AC and heating system.
The Ideal Places to Install a Ductless Mini-Split
Since ductless mini-splits only affect the temperature of a specific space or zone in your home, they are a great solution for specific types of rooms including:
- Room additions
- Bonus rooms
Additionally, many Southeastern Louisiana homeowners, landlords, or property flippers renovating an older home without a traditional AC and heating system choose ductless mini-splits because they don’t require expensive ductwork to be performed. Other times, these property homeowners choose ductless mini-splits because adding ductwork to a home would just be too tricky to do on their renovation timeline.
A Worthwhile Investment That Saves You Money
If you need an extra reason to install a ductless mini-split, how about saving on your monthly electricity bill? Hammond and St. Tammany residents know their electricity usage skyrockets in the summer, as well as peaks during the winter when cold snaps hit the South.
You see, ductless mini-splits use less energy. The reason – even though AC and heating systems with ductwork are the gold standard, they lose energy in the process of cooling and heating up your home. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that a traditional home heating and air systems that force air lose some of that air because of their ductwork. The ductwork has little gaps and cracks that lets your cooled or heated air escape.
These gaps and cracks can be expensive. In fact, according to that U.S. Department of Energy report, duct losses account for up to 30% of your traditional heating and air system’s energy consumption! That’s a whole lot of dollars worth of your electricity bill that’s not working to cool you off or keep you warm and cozy.
Because ductless mini-splits don’t have any ductwork, duct losses aren’t an issue at all. The energy used to run the system works completely for you, at a lower energy consumption rate. This translates into electricity bill savings!
Call Us to Learn More About Ductless Mini-Splits
Whether you want to use your tax refund to invest in your home, prepare for summer, or are planning an add-on, ductless mini-splits are a great way to go. To learn more about the options we install – and have all your questions answered – call us today at (985) 892-7071.