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Should I Install a Ductless Mini-Split?

Ductless mini-split

Mini-splits may be the most energy-efficient HVAC systems available. A ductless mini-split is a heat pump that heats and cools without ductwork. Here's why more San Jose homeowners are opting for this state-of-the-art indoor comfort solution:

High Energy Efficiency

Ductless mini-splits are highly effective in regions like San Jose where temperatures remain above 40°. Ductless systems warm your home with heat extracted from outdoor air. This heat is a free energy resource, whereas furnaces must burn fuel to produce heat.

No More Ductwork

Energy Star estimates that homeowners lose up to 30 percent of heated and cooled air through ductwork leaks. Eliminating ducts makes those losses a thing of the past. With a mini-split system, treated air travels directly from the outdoor unit to the individual indoor air handlers.

Custom Comfort With Home Zoning

Indoor units are installed in individual rooms or zones, so you can heat and cool only the rooms you use. Each indoor unit has its own remote programmable thermostat, and each thermostat performs independently. You control the climate in each area of your home.

Cleaner Indoor Air and Improved Humidity Control

Ductless systems have advanced inverter technology. They maintain the desired temperature by making small adjustments in output that correspond to the temperature needs of your home. Mini-splits have longer and slower running times. Because air is constantly circulating through the system, indoor air is cleaner, and excess humidity is removed.

Bottom line: Small, flexible and quiet, ductless mini-split systems can be installed in less than one day. However, they must be installed by a qualified and experienced HVAC contractor. Although a mini-split system has a higher up-front cost, it can pay for itself over time with lower utility bills. To schedule an appointment with DG Heating & Air Conditioning, call (408) 669-3496.

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