The familiar ducts that you see inside buildings to deliver conditioned air to all the occupants are not the state of the art when it comes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Companies can install a different type of system that uses less energy and is quieter to run. A mini-split air conditioning system does not use ducts and works well in a building that relies on a zoned system for maximum efficiency and cost savings.
Read on for more information about why a mini-split air conditioning system will give your business greater flexibility.
Design Allows for More Options in Construction and Interior Design
Are you constructing a new building from scratch for your business? If so, you can take advantage of the fact that the air conditioning’s delivery system will take up less room.
Mini-split air conditioning equipment uses small copper tubing instead of large ducts, enabling technicians to easily install the tubes inside walls or ceilings. Your architect can design the building differently to take advantage of the small tubes.
Keep in mind that this kind of system runs more quietly than conventional AC equipment because the installer can locate noisy motors and compressors outside the building.
Ductless Systems Saves Energy
Far less cooling is lost when you pump cooled air through small pipes instead of ducts with large diameters. With the reduced waste of cold air comes a drastically reduced utility bill, going forward.
What’s more, since so many organizations also use a zoned system to be more precise in delivering just the right amount of cold air for any particular room or section of the building, you’ll save even more on cooling costs.
There’s no need to deliver air conditioning to an unused conference room, for example. A room that gets excessive sunlight exposure will need more cooling than a room that is partially shaded by a tree. A thermostat controls each zone and you can adjust the range of temperature whenever needed.
A Job for Experienced, Professional Installers
Installing a new mini-split air conditioning system is a task best not left to beginners. You’ll want to go with a team of experienced heating, ventilation and air conditioning experts.
For one thing, the technician must carefully inspect the building and then determine the correct size of equipment to be used. If an HVAC technician oversizes the air-cooling equipment, it will tend to short cycle, wasting energy as it turns on and off more frequently, often failing to keep the people comfortable.
Bigger is not always better, you see. An oversized system costs more than a correctly sized one and it is more prone to breaking down because its components will be overworked. Another unfortunate side effect is an increase in utility bills.
Since so many HVAC companies focus on traditional ducted systems, some of them may not have all the proper tools required to put in a mini-split system. Working with licensed, bonded professionals with plenty of years of installing mini-split systems is your best bet.
Deciding to switch to a ductless mini-split air conditioning system from your older equipment or setting up a new mini-split installation from scratch as you construct a new building will save your business money in the long run. A more efficient, quieter system that relies on tubing instead of ductwork will give you a great return on investment and should keep customers, clients and employees happy and comfortable all through summer. For details on setting up a mini-split air conditioning system at your premises or to set up an appointment for a consultation, please contact the experts at AirPlus today.
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