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  1. ROI on High Efficiency Air Conditioners

    ROI on High Efficiency Air Conditioners

    Your current air conditioner is anything but efficient. It wasn’t that way when you first bought it, so you figure the years have taken its toll. Since the last time you shopped for an air conditioner, these units have come a long way. You can now get models that save money on your energy bills because they’re so much less environmentally taxing.

    If you upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioner like a ductless mini split system, what kind of return on investment or ROI would you be looking at here? You know you’ll spend a lot of money on the AC initially, as you did that years ago. What didn’t happen then was you steadily earning that money back in cost savings.

    That won’t be the case this time, we can assure you, especially if you get a ductless mini split AC system installed in your home or office.

    To determine how much money you’ll save, you need to know your current air conditioner’s seasonal energy efficiency ratio or SEER. You can then compare that to the S

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  2. Do Mini Splits Remove Humidity?

    Do Mini Splits Remove Humidity?

    The sight is an all-too-familiar one to you: window condensation, an increasing temperature on your thermostat, and walls that look like they’re sweating. Humidity seems to affect your home more than most. Things get especially bad when you or someone in your home showers with hot water or cooks something in the kitchen.

    You need to do something about your humidity so it doesn’t attract mold, but what? One option you’re considering is getting a ductless mini split system installed in your home. Is this the right route to take? Will a mini split really remove humidity?

    Yes, a mini split can more efficiently control your home’s humidity so you’re not left sweating every time you’re inside. To do this, you’ll use either cool mode or dry mode. Let’s talk about each in more detail now.

    Cool Mode

    When you set your ductless mini split to cool mode, here’s wh

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  3. How Often Should a Mini Split Be Cleaned?

    How Often Should a Mini Split Be Cleaned?

    Your ductless mini split is at it every day providing cooling or heating where you need it most. Like your old heater or air conditioner though, a ductless mini split does not work on good faith alone. It also needs maintenance from time to time.

    Just how often should you get your mini split cleaned? Cleaning is part of your mini split servicing, which should happen once or twice a year.

    That doesn’t mean you have to sit passively until your mini split technician can next come by and clean the unit. Here are some things you can do in the meantime to keep the mini split in even better condition.

    Remove Debris

    The ductless mini split units themselves may be installed in your home or office, but your compressor is not. This crucial part of the mini split system sits outside where it’s prone to anything environmental that can dirty it up.

    About once a month or so, head outside and look for any debris on or near the com

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  4. Can You Run a Mini Split Off Solar?

    Can You Run a Mini Split Off Solar?

    A few years ago, you opted to get solar panels installed on your home, and you’ve never looked back. You save so much energy on your monthly bills, and you feel good about your positive effect on the planet as well.

    One thought that’s intrigued you as of late is the idea of running your mini split off your solar panel. Could your ductless mini split air conditioner use renewable energy just like your solar panel system does? This could theoretically lessen your carbon footprint even further while maybe even leading to greater cost savings for you. So, is it possible?

    It is indeed! To get started, you need both a mini split and a solar panel system. A vacuum pump within the system is also recommended.

    When using a ductless mini split like this Innovair Mini Split, a ductless mini split air conditioner and

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  5. How Does a Ductless Heat Pump Work?

    How Does a Ductless Heat Pump Work?

    After you complained about your failing heater for yet the third time this year, a neighbor recommended you try a ductless heat pump. They said they recently made the switch and loved it.

    You’re not denying you need something new, but you have a lot of questions about ductless heat pumps. What are they, how do they work, and are they the right answer for your home? Allow us to answer those questions for you in today’s post.

    What Is a Ductless Heat Pump?

    First, we’ll begin with a definition. A ductless heat pump is another heating option besides a traditional home furnace. Unlike most heating options, ductless heat pumps transfer heat without the need for ducts.

    Some ductless heat pumps can also act as an air conditioner. To blow out cold air rather than hot, the refrigerant goes backward from the outdoor unit to the ductless unit inside your home or office.

    How Does a Ductless Heat Pump Work?

    There are sever

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