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Why Ductless Mini Splits Can Save You Heating and Cooling Costs

When it is time to replace your existing HVAC system with a newer model, we suggest upgrading to ductless heating and cooling. A ductless mini-split offers a variety of benefits compared to a more traditional ducted model. Perhaps the best of these benefits is the money that you can save on energy costs. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot! 

Give our team a call to schedule your appointment for ductless mini splits in Puyallup, WA. We can complete an in-home assessment and review how one of these unique systems would work in your home. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the ways that a ductless mini-split can save you on your monthly energy costs.

How A Ductless Mini Split Works

A ductless mini-split operates as a heat pump. This means that it uses refrigerant for both heating and cooling. It’s an all-in-one solution for keeping your home comfortable no matter what the season. The biggest difference with a ductless mini split is that you have multiple smaller units installed around your home that connect to a single central outdoor unit. 

There is no need for a single central indoor unit or the attached ductwork. Each one of the smaller mini-split units can operate on its own to maintain a unique temperature for the room or zone it is located in. This means that each person in your home can maintain a temperature that they find comfortable. Alternatively, you can select the same settings across all of your units for a consistent temperature in every room. 

The Energy-Saving Potential

Experts estimate that a ductless mini-split has the potential to slash your energy costs for heating and cooling by as much as 50%. The reason for this is that you don’t have any attached ductwork for air to get trapped in or escape from before reaching the walls of your home. Ductwork is notorious for being very fragile in developing holes or broken seals. 

Losing just 20% of conditioned air in ductwork can increase your energy costs substantially. Sure, you can schedule annual inspections and keep up with taking care of your ductwork; or you could eliminate the hassle altogether and switch to a ductless mini-split.

Comparing Cost to Savings

It is important to note that ductless mini-splits are usually more expensive for installation compared to a central air conditioner or central heater. But there are some factors you should consider that can help balance out this cost. Your heat pump is replacing an air conditioner and heater. Even though it costs a little more, you’re also saving money over having to replace two completely separate units as they age. 

Plus you have to factor in the energy savings. If you spend $100 per month heating and cooling your home, and you save 50%, that is $600 per year. Over a 10 to 15 year period, that totals between $6,000 and $9,000. Even though the savings are spread out over a long period of time, they really add up.

Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today to schedule an appointment for mini split service! We take your comfort as seriously as you do.

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