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  1. Do Mini Splits Qualify for Tax Credit?

    Do Mini Splits Qualify for Tax Credit?

    When tax time comes around, you’re always looking to deduct whatever you can. You try to apply these tax credits in your personal and professional life alike. As you’re reviewing all your tax information for the prior year, it occurs to you that you got a ductless mini split system installed in your home last year.

    Can the purchase of the mini split be used as a tax credit? Possibly! Let’s take a look at the two areas in which you may be eligible for a tax credit as of 2021.

    Federal Energy Efficient Tax Credit

    In late 2020, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was passed and signed by the government. Under this act, if you bought or will buy a ductless mini split system before December 31st, 2021 and you’re a nonbusiness, then you could be eligible for a tax credit.

    If your ductless mini split system was installed and running after December 31st, 2022 but before January 1st, 2024, you could g

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  2. Can Mini Splits Run on Propane?

    Can Mini Splits Run on Propane?

    You always have spare propane tanks lying around since you use the gas for your grill as well as your water heater. While that heater is working just fine, your furnace is not. You could also use a new air conditioner, as you’ve put that off for long enough.

    You’re thinking of switching from traditional HVAC to a ductless mini split system. If you invest in a mini split, will it use propane for fuel?

    No, ductless mini splits do not use propane or any other type of gas. Instead, allow us to explain how a ductless mini split system works.

    The ductless mini split system includes an outdoor compressor or condenser as well as at least one indoor air-handling unit, perhaps several depending on your heating and cooling needs. The condenser and the air-handling units are attached via metal tubing, often copper.

    The air that the air-handling unit receives comes from your hom

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  3. Are Mini Splits Quieter Than Window Units?

    Are Mini Splits Quieter Than Window Units?

    Rattle, hum, whine. You don’t mind the consistent whirring of your window air conditioning unit during the day, but as soon as you try to sleep, the noise becomes unbearable. You end up wearing earplugs just so you can get a good night’s sleep.

    A neighbor recently told you about their ductless mini split system, which provides both heating and cooling. You weren’t too familiar with mini splits, so you began doing a bit of research and you like what you’ve read so far.

    If you were to make the switch to a ductless mini split system, is it going to rattle and hum the same as your window AC does day and night?

    No! For those who are light sleepers and need complete (or almost complete) quiet in their bedroom to fall asleep and stay asleep, a ductless mini split system makes a fantastic solution for staying cool all spring and summer long.

    You can choose where in your be

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  4. Does a Mini Split Bring in Fresh Air?

    Does a Mini Split Bring in Fresh Air?

    On a cool, sunny spring day, nothing feels better than opening the windows and letting the fresh air in. Your home feels rejuvenated rather than stuffy. Plus, it’s a good chance to give the heater or air conditioner a break for a few hours.

    Well, you want to give your heater or air conditioner a very long break, as you’re thinking of switching to a ductless mini split system instead. Before you decide if a mini split is the right solution for you, you’re curious whether the unit will introduce fresh air into your home each time you heat or cool the rooms throughout.

    That’s not exactly how ductless mini split systems work. Allow us to explain. The indoor air-handling units installed in your home takes in air from the room.  Coolant within the pipes then changes the air temperature by absorbing the heat inside the room.  

    If the air is already hot, such as during the summer, then the coolant converts from liquid to gas as a result of meeting the war

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