A multi-split or multi-zone ductless HVAC system has an outdoor unit and two or more indoor air handling units that are connected by a small conduit. A ductless mini-split system is similar. However, it has just one indoor unit.
Many Sarasota, Florida, residents use mini-split systems in new additions. They let homeowners keep using their existing HVAC systems and avoid adding additional ductwork. Most ductless systems aren’t just for one or two rooms that are part of a new addition. A ductless multi-split system offers energy savings, zoning, and excellent flexibility.
Ductless systems are more expensive than most traditional HVAC systems, but the investment will pay for itself over time by lowering your utility bills. Since there’s no ductwork, you won’t lose energy through leaks or gaps in your ducts. A multi-split system has a separate thermostat for each indoor unit, and they’re all controlled by a central programmable thermostat or a remote. This makes turning down your HVAC system easy when you go to sleep or leave for work.
You can use zoning to avoid cooling or heating unoccupied rooms. Each indoor unit heats and cools a separate area or zone. That way, people in different rooms can set their zones to temperatures that are comfortable for them.
The indoor units for ductless systems come in a variety of colors and styles to match any decor. You can mount a small outdoor unit to the outer wall of your home or place it on a roof or terrace. Ductless systems don’t use as much space as conventional indoor units, and increasing the capacity of a multi-split system is simple. Variable Refrigerant Flow or VRF systems are available that can heat one area while cooling another zone at the same time.
Aqua Plumbing & Air has over 20 years of heating and cooling experience. We can help you maintain, install, and repair a variety of HVAC equipment. Call us whenever you need assistance at 941-306-3715 for expert service.
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