Summer is a time for warm days and fun — swimming at the beach, flipping burgers in the back yard, and riding in the car with the top down. But all that that fun can come to a grinding halt when you see the impact air conditioning has on your home energy bills. But don’t sweat it. Once the temperature hits the 80s, there’s a real cool solution for Massachusetts homeowners.
Mini Split AC: Keep Cool And Spend Less
During the summer, air conditioning can account for the bulk of your home’s electricity costs — sometimes doubling the average monthly bill. But high efficiency mini split ac can keep those costs down.
A mini split system consists of two main parts: the outdoor unit and the indoor unit. The outdoor unit is installed outside of the room you wish to cool. The unit houses the compressor, condenser coil and the expansion coil or capillary tubing. The indoor unit, the one blowing the cool air, can be up to 100 feet away from the outdoor unit. It can be mounted on a wall or or suspended from a ceiling.
Ductless And 30% More Efficient
Because mini split ac systems are ductless, they avoid the energy losses associated with mire of ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption and drive up your monthly energy bills. Ductless units can be installed virtually anywhere you want, are easy to control, and put you in charge of your energy use.
Cool Only The Rooms You Want
Let’s face it, cooling your home can be expensive. But it’s even more expensive and wasteful is paying to cool rooms that no one is using — like the living room while you are sleeping in the bedroom. Mini split ac systems offer flexibility for “zoning” or cooling individual rooms in your house. Each of the zones, or rooms, has its own thermostat so you can set it to the temperature you prefer. That saves energy and cuts down on your monthly bill.
Check Out How Mini Spits Rank Against Other Systems
Check out how ductless, mini-split air conditioners are against other cooling systems at Energy. Gov’s the Energy Saver 101 Infographic.
Mini Spit AC Advantages
They’re Safer: Split-systems can also help to keep your family more secure. They only require a small hole in the wall for the tubing to run to the outdoor unit. Through-the-wall and window mounted room air-conditioners provide an easy entrance for intruders (like burglars).
Fashionable Hung On The Wall: Compared with other systems, mini splits offer more flexibility. The indoor air handlers can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall. Instead of one of those big, clunky window units blocking your window, you’ll have one that blend in nicely with your indoor decor.
Small Size: The mini split ac indoor units are small and can be installed almost anywhere Floor-standing models are also available.
Easy And Less Expensive installation. Since there is no ductwork to install, the mini split ac units are very easy to set up and less expensive to install than other types of space conditioning systems.
Access: Many mini split systems offer a wall mounted thermostat and a remote control. It’s easy to turn the system on and off and regulate the temperature from anywhere in the house.
Easy maintenance: With washable filters, the mini splits require only periodic cleaning. And the outdoor condenser units are designed for easy access for maintenance .
They’re Quite:. Sleep like a baby. The outdoor unit (the compressor) can be installed near your bedroom or the baby’s room.
Cool In Summer And Warm In Winter: The mini split systems not only function for cooling the air in summer but also heating it in winter. Now that’s a really cool and hot advantage!
Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference In Your Home
Energy Monster, experts in both heating and cooling, can help you to replace your current inefficient system and install a new ductless mini split system and cut your energy costs in Massachusetts. Find out more.Return to Blog