This summer, the summer of 2016, is projected to be one of the hottest summers in recent memory with more days above 25 than the average person can remember. Now that you know how hot the weather is going to be it’s time to make decisions surrounding your air conditioning system, or lack thereof, and a ductless mini split air conditioner is the perfect choice.
If you live in a home in Toronto, York Region or anywhere else in the GTA you understand that throughout the summer when temperatures soar it can be tough to stay cool without A/C. The fastest and sometimes cheapest solution in the short-term is to buy a window air conditioning unit for your bedroom window, which can at least help you sleep at night. Many homes don’t have existing ductwork and as a result people think that window units are their only choice, but that’s not the case. A ductless mini split air conditioner is probably the best choice for a home without existing ductwork.
The Mini Split Air Conditioner
There are nearly endless sizes, capacities, and options when buying a ductless mini split air conditioner. Their typical configuration is with a single outdoor compressor or condenser that works in a similar way to a central air conditioning unit, and an air handler that hangs on the wall inside your home. The two units are connected by refrigerant, power and control cables and lines. Aside from those components there’s nothing else needed to operate a ductless mini split air conditioner.
As mentioned there are a number of different options and varying SEER ratings available, which is a measure of their efficiency. These systems are best suited to cool a single room or area, whereas if multiple areas need cooling a mini split air conditioner should be upgraded to a dual-zone, which provides the ability to independently control the temperature in each area.
What Size Mini Split Air Conditioner?
If you only need to cool a small space any sized model will work, but in terms of efficiency it’s important to choose one with a BTU level that suits the square footage being cooled. The best way to completely understand which unit is right for your needs, where the unit should be positioned, and how to properly set the temperature is to work with an HVAC professional from a reputable company like Air Conditioner Pro.
Effectiveness & Energy Use
Depending on the size of your space and the amount you require cooling a mini split air conditioner can save you up to 30% of the energy you would use on a central air conditioning system. This is primarily due to the fact that they’re smaller units and they provide you with the ability to focus your cooling efforts where they’re needed rather than the entire house at once. This energy savings translates into saving money on your energy bills, which also means it’s good for the environment.
Mini Split Air Conditioner Heating Options
Many of these unit also provide heat when the temperature drops in the fall and spring. While they’re not always ideal choices as a primary heat source they are efficient choices to avoid having to turn on your furnace or boiler just to warm up a single room.
Overall, a mini split air conditioner is a great choice for many situations where cooling is needed, especially when there isn’t any existing ductwork. For more information about ductless mini split air conditioners contact Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049