Ductless mini-split systems carry a lot of advantages for Fort Pierce, Florida, homeowners. They’re great retrofits for homes that have older, non-ducted HVAC systems. They can also be great for room additions, such as garages and sunrooms, where heating and cooling can’t reach. Learn some important ways that a ductless mini-split HVAC system can cut energy costs, lower your utility bills, and keep you comfortable all year long.

SEER Ratings

HVAC systems carry a standardized rating that reflects its energy efficiency. This is the unit’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. While each has its own specific rating, ductless mini-split HVAC systems tend to have high SEER ratings, indicating that they are very energy efficient.

Targeted Cooling

A ductless system can be used to cool a single specific area of your home when you need it, without having to blast the conditioned air throughout the whole house. That means if you’re in your family room, you can cool just that room. Then, when you move to the bedroom, you can shut off the air from the family room and turn it on in the bedroom. That saves money and cuts energy use.

Less Energy Loss

Central, forced-air systems use traditional ducts that can leak air — and every bend in a duct’s pathway adds more potential for leaks. In fact, these leaks can lead to more than 30 percent of energy losses. Because ductless mini-splits don’t use ducts, they eliminate energy loss and the air travels to where you need it in your home.

If you’d like more information about how ductless mini-split HVAC systems can increase energy efficiency in your home, Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning has the answers. Give us a call at (772) 800-6416 to schedule a consultation today!

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