Over the past few years, homeowners have opted for heating and cooling solutions that don’t include central air conditioning or a traditional heating system. As a result, ductless mini-splits have gained popularity. This cooling system allows for improved energy efficiency and greater temperature control.

Read on to discover the surprising benefits of ductless mini splits and why they are so popular with homeowners.

1. Reduced Energy Wastage

Ductless mini splits are highly energy efficient, reducing energy consumption during performance. The main reason for their efficiency is that they don’t rely on ductwork to distribute conditioned air. During distribution, energy wastage occurs in traditional systems through heat gain or loss within the ducts. This accounts for about 30% of the system’s energy consumption. Ductless mini-split systems maintain a more consistent temperature, reducing energy wastage.

2. Higher SEER Ratings

Ductless mini-split systems have higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio ratings than traditional HVAC systems. The SEER ratings measure a system’s cooling efficiency, with higher numbers signifying better efficiency. A higher SEER rating indicates that a system uses less energy to provide the same level of cooling, reducing utility bills and carbon footprint. Most ductless mini-splits have a SEER rating of 20 and above while the minimum for traditional systems is 14.

3. Quiet Operation

A key feature of ductless mini splits is their quiet operation. This makes them ideal for a peaceful indoor environment. The indoor units are designed to work with minimal noise through the help of sound-dampening materials and advanced technology. This ensures you can maintain a comfortable indoor temperature without disruptive noises common to traditional HVAC systems.

A mini-split outdoor unit can be placed strategically to reduce noise disturbance. If a technician puts the outdoor unit far away from bedrooms, windows, and living areas, the noise inside your home is further reduced.

4. Improved Indoor Air Quality

A ducted system can accumulate pollen, dust, and other air-borne contaminants. These pollutants will then be distributed through the ventilation systems if you’re using a traditional HVAC system. With ductless mini splits, you can avoid contaminating the air. Each unit in a ductless mini-split system has an air filter that your HVAC technician can clean regularly or replace when needed.

5. Lower Installation Costs

The installation process of ductless mini-splits can save you money. Your technician doesn’t need to do extensive ductwork and structural modifications. This low-impact installation nature makes it an appealing option for homeowners. If you schedule an installation with Montgomery's Industrial Services, your ductless mini-split system will be ready for use in a few days.

Furthermore, the mini-split installation process involves a few key steps. Your technician mounts the indoor unit on the wall or ceiling and connects the indoor and outdoor units with electrical wiring and refrigerant lights. This streamlined process shortens the timeframe for completing the installation.

6. Customizable Climate Control

As a homeowner, a ductless mini-split system provides zone-specific temperature control. This allows you to set the desired temperature for each room for a comfortable environment for everyone in your household. You can even customize room conditions based on their location. For instance, a room that receives more sunlight can be cooled separately from other rooms that aren’t exposed to the sun. Such a room has more cooling requirements compared to the rest. This is not possible with traditional HVAC systems that use a single thermostat to regulate the temperature of the whole house.

7. It Suits Smaller Homes and Open Floor Plans

If you live in a small home with an open floor plan, ductless mini-splits are an excellent choice. The zoning capabilities of ductless systems are highly effective in these settings. You can benefit from ductless mini splits if your home is larger with an open floor plan. The system’s streamlined design makes it a practical choice for optimal comfort in a compact living space.

8. Flexible Solutions

Mini-split systems directly deliver air to zones, making them a cost-effective option for homeowners. You will no longer need inefficient window air conditioning units, space heaters, and baseboard heaters. They can fit in new constructions, condominiums, or home additions.

Reliable Ductless Mini-Split Installation

Get your ductless mini-splits installed by a professional for the best results. You can rely on Montgomery's Industrial Services in Wingham, ON, for your ductless mini-split system installation. We offer furnace installation, AC installation, electrical panel service, and more. Contact us for more information.

Paul Montgomery


Paul Montgomery is the president of Montgomery's Industrial Services. Paul has been in the business since 1992.
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