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  1. Is a Ductless Heat Pump Worth It?

    Is a Ductless Heat Pump Worth It?

    You’ve about had it with your furnace. You just got it fixed two years ago only to turn around and have issues with it again. It’s driving you crazy! Maybe next winter, instead of shelling out yet another time for heater repairs, it’s worth considering another heating option altogether.

    A few friends have recommended ductless heat pumps, and you’ve heard good things yourself. Still, you’re a little reluctant to make such a big jump to ductless heating. If you do, is it going to be worth your while?

    Absolutely! Here are some perks of ductless heat pumps that ought to convince you to give one a try for your home or office.

    Energy Bill Savings

    Not only does your current heater cost you in repairs, but if it’s not an energy-efficient model, you’re also spending more every month on your energy bill. Ductless heating and cooling solutions with a good Energy Star rating may be able to reduce your energy bill spending by as much as 30 percent ac

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  2. How Many Rooms Can a Mini Split Cool?

    How Many Rooms Can a Mini Split Cool?

    Do you have a large home or office? Your current heating or cooling solution might not be cutting it anymore, especially considering some rooms feel very comfortable, but others are always too hot or cold. You’re thinking of upgrading to ductless mini split heating and cooling instead.

    This is definitely a great choice, as mini splits are advantageous in many ways. You save money compared to using central air conditioning systems. Long-term, you could see more money pocketed thanks to lower utility bills. Ductless units are also known for their quiet operation, especially compared to your large, clunky air conditioner or heater.

    One of the biggest benefits of ductless mini split systems–and one we think you’ll most be interested in–is the capacity for zoned heating and cooling. This lets you target those troublesome rooms that lack adequate heating and cooling while the other rooms feel comfortable enough.

    The question becomes, if you have multiple trouble

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  3. What Size Breaker Do I Need for a Mini Split?

    What Size Breaker Do I Need for a Mini Split?

    You’re quite pleased with your decision to invest in a ductless mini split for heating or cooling. Whether your home or office is benefitting from this new unit, one thing you need going forward is a circuit breaker. This way, should your home or office get an excess of power, such as from a thunderstorm, your mini split won’t be damaged.

    While you may have been able to figure out the right circuit breaker for your traditional air conditioner or heating unit, you’re not sure what you need for your ductless mini split. Which breaker size is best?

    To answer that question, you should have some information handy about your ductless mini split. Here’s what you need to know.

    MCA Amps

    Minimum circuit amps or MCA amps clue you in on the smallest amount of power wire your mini split can use. If you by chance have a unit on your roof, knowing the MCA tells you how much electrical current is required when running in a steady state.

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  4. How Do I Choose a Ductless Mini Split?

    How Do I Choose a Ductless Mini Split?

    It’s taken you some time to reach this point, but you’ve determined a ductless mini split is the best heating/cooling solution for your home or office. As your research has taken you even further, you’ve realized there exist quite a large amount of mini split manufacturers. That gives you tons of options, far more than you need. How do you choose the best mini split for you?

    Here are some factors that ought to make narrowing down your decision easier.

    Zone Cooling/Heating

    Your home or office building is divided into different zones. Some of these may have more heating/cooling needs and others fewer. This zone breakdown will thus point you in the right direction for your ductless mini split.

    For example, if you only have one zone that needs heating or cooling, such as a small office, then a single-zone ductless mini split system is best for you. If you’ve identified several zones, then a multi-zone mini split would suit your needs best. T

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  5. How Long Do Ductless Air Conditioners Last?

    How Long Do Ductless Air Conditioners Last?

    With spring just about to officially begin, you’re starting to think of what’s to come. That is, the warm months ahead that are full of hot temperatures, high humidity, and sticky days and nights. If your current air conditioning unit is older or even on the fritz, now is a good time to plan for how you’ll keep your home cool all summer long.

    One option you’re considering is a ductless air conditioning system. You’ve read this blog and heard lots of good things, enough to have you seriously thinking of going ductless. Still, there’s one question of yours that’s unanswered.

    That is, how long should you expect to have your ductless air conditioner?

    The average lifespan of a ductless air conditioner is 20 years. Considering that some traditional air conditioners last only 12 years, that’s eight extra years out of your ductless system. Even if your current AC didn’t peter out until it hit 15 years, you’re still talking about a difference of five years more you’d get by u

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