Do Ductless Mini Splits Help Indoor Air Quality?
Your home is a place for rest and relaxation. Heating and cooling is a big part of that equation—but so is indoor air quality (IAQ).
Modern homes are well-insulated—which is excellent for temperature control but not ideal for air quality. Your home can trap molecules that trigger allergies or other respiratory issues. That’s why adequate ventilation and balanced humidity are so important.
Fortunately, ductless mini splits can provide all the essentials for home comfort—warm air, cool air, ventilation, and humidity control. Plus, they’re much more efficient than a standard air conditioner and furnace combination.
According to ENERGY STAR®, you’ll save on average 30 percent on cooling and 60 percent on heating by switching to ductless.
Homeowners in Europe and Asia have known about ductless mini splits for decades. But in recent years, an increasing number of Oregon families have adopted the same technology.
Ben’s Heating, AC and Electrical is pleased to supply and install a wide variety of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) options for our customers in Oregon City and beyond. If you’re considering ductless units for your home, consult with one of our Oregon experts. We’re ready to collaborate on a solution that takes your home comfort to the next level.
How Ductless Units Work Their Magic
Ductless units have an indoor module (the air handler) and an outdoor module (the compressor/condenser).
The outdoor module is a miniature box fan. On a warm day, it expels heat and humidity extracted from your home to produce cool air. On a cool day, it extracts heat from the air and sends it into your home.
The indoor module is small and rectangular, resembling an ultramodern light fixture. It mounts to the wall or ceiling and disperses air into the room through vents.
Why They’re Wonderful
Remodeling projects are fun, but what happens when you are trying to remodel a room without ductwork—such as your attic, basement, or garage? A ductless mini split provides you with a flexible solution.
Older majestic homes without ductwork can also take advantage of these systems. Other benefits include:
Room-Specific Climate Control
Because mini splits don’t use air ducts, you may need to install multiple units to provide comfort throughout your entire Oregon City home. In many ways, this can be beneficial. It allows you to have individual control over temperature settings on different floors or rooms in your Oregon City home. You can also cut down your energy use by only heating or cooling rooms as they’re being used.
Enhanced Air Quality
Ductless units are essential for families with allergies or asthma. They contain large air filters that catch harmful molecules like dust, dander, and pollen. Some high-end models can filter out up to 99.9 percent of airborne bacteria. On top of that, they remove humidity from the air and provide ventilation, making it harder for mildew and mold to grow.
Low Noise Pollution
Standard heating and cooling equipment emit a dull hiss or roar as it cycles. You may find this distracting when you’re trying to focus on work or fall asleep. In stark contrast, ductless blowers are whisper-silent. That’s one more way they make your home a peaceful and relaxing place.
These all-in-one heating and cooling units will reduce your energy usage drastically. Homeowners in areas where the temperature dips below freezing may consider supplementing their ductless system with a furnace or boiler. But even then, it’s possible to realize massive savings.
Call Our Team of HVAC Experts
Whether you need installation, repair or maintenance help, Ben’s Heating, AC and Electrical is ready for the job. We’re located just down the street in Oregon City, OR. Call us at 971-213-9437 or request service online.