Small to medium-sized companies, or companies which have remote locations that are in need of air conditioning solutions, but would prefer not to install a large HVAC unit, may take advantage of an alternative solution, the mini-split ac system. This type of system not only requires less energy, but also provides the user with options of reducing energy usage further. This article discusses how your company can reduce its energy requirements by installing a mini-split air condition system at ideal locations.
What is a Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner?
A ductless mini-split air conditioner is a system that’s comprised of an indoor and outdoor unit. Since the system does not require air conditioning ducts in the area of operation, less energy is required. Moreover, these air conditioning systems can accommodate four indoor units, meaning you can provide air conditioning for to up to 4 rooms using a single outdoor unit. That adds to your energy savings.
To bring down energy costs even more, make sure any split ac system you purchase has been certified by Energy Star. A certification would mean the unit requires less energy to operate.
Such systems can reduce your energy bills by as much as 30%, according to the information provided by Energy Star.
Mini-Split AC Installation
If you’ve been around split type air conditioners before, especially centralized systems, you’ll be familiar with air conditioning ducts. A ductless system does away with this requirement because all it requires is a plastic tube instead of an indoor duct system. Not only does this type of system allow for better placement of indoor units, it allows for better placement of the outdoor unit as well. The outdoor unit can be placed well away from where the indoor unit is located in order to eliminate any sounds.
By installing two or more indoor units, energy can be saved by limiting air conditioning to the areas that only need it. So, if a room doesn’t require air conditioning, that unit can be turned off, thus saving on energy costs.
Additionally, each indoor unit has a separate thermostat function. The ideal setting is 24 degrees, which is the best energy saving setting, but should anyone feel more comfortable at a different setting, a separate thermostat would allow them to do so.
Lower Your Energy Costs with a Split AC System Today
One of the best things about a mini-split air conditioning system is the cost. These systems are significantly cheaper than the traditional HVAC system that most commercial buildings use. In fact, the system is so cost-effective, they can be installed in residences without driving up the cost significantly. So, if you’re looking for good ways to lower your energy costs, consider installing a mini-split ac system at locations that don’t require central air conditioning or those large HVAC systems.
If you are looking for more information on which HVAC system would be best for you, contact Classic Heating and Air, the best heating and cooling contractors today for more information. We can provide you with a consultation and an estimate.