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Are Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners Energy Efficient?

With the rapidly increasing popularity of mini-split air conditioners, these systems have become common. One of the prominent reasons for its popularity is its energy efficiency. All the HVAC contractors and providers of AC services in Mesa claim that a mini-split AC is more energy-efficient than a central air conditioner or heating system. 

Is ductless mini-split AC energy efficient?

Well, not only its SEER rating but many other factors make it energy efficient and a good choice for the environment.

Factors That Make Mini-Split AC Energy Efficient:

  • Absence of Ductwork 

In a ducted HVAC system, the condition of ductwork over time deteriorates, and cracks appear on it that cause refrigerant leakage. This leakage wastes around 30% of refrigerant, which is synonymous with the wastage of energy. 

On the other hand, as the name suggests, a ductless AC does not have any ductwork. As a result, it prevents the problem of duct leakage.

  • Less Energy Consumption

A ductless AC system consumes 60% less energy than a ducted air conditioning system. Even if the mini-split air conditioner has a BTU level up to 9000, it will consume around 600 watts of electricity to cool or heat the indoors. Some mini-split ACs come with an energy efficiency certification.

  • SEER Rating Up To 30

The energy efficiency rating of a mini-split air conditioner is between 14-30 SEER. The unbelievable energy efficiency rating makes it consume less energy than the central air conditioning. As per the expert’s recommendation, your HVAC system should at least have a SEER rating of 15 to save energy.

  • Multi Zoning Facility

You can control the temperature of each room separately with a mini-split AC unit installation. If you get to control the temperature of each room separately according to the need, this will prevent wastage of energy.

  • Recycled Heat

A mini-split AC does not generate heat; rather, it transfers heat. As it extracts heat from outdoor sources and circulates it after transferring it to the required level, it consumes less energy than the energy taken by a central air conditioning system to generate the heat.

  • Saves Energy Throughout the Year

A mini-split AC is versatile and useful during both summer and winter. Its energy efficiency works throughout the year.

In addition to the energy efficiency, there are many other benefits a mini-split air conditioning system has. These benefits are:

  • It provides both heating and cooling.
  • Easy to install.
  • It saves money on electricity bills. 
  • There is no need to make ways for ducts. 
  • Less space-occupying. 
  • Provides better air quality. 

Get a ductless AC system installed if you also want to install a better, more energy-efficient, and cost-effective heating and cooling system. 

Contact A & A Cooling & Heating LLC for any HVAC installation, replacement, repair, or ductless AC services in Mesa, Valley Wide, and AZ.