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Is A Ductless Mini-Split System Cost-Effective?

To many, the high upfront costs associated with a ductless mini-split system can understandably be intimidating — especially when seeking out affordable air conditioning replacement. When compared to a traditional split-unit system, mini-split heating and cooling can feel like a significant investment. Figuring out whether or not it will be worth it can be daunting and stressful.

Here at Baldwin Heating & Cooling, we want to provide our customers with the resources needed so that they can make decisions with confidence and choose an HVAC solution that best suits their circumstances.

Whether it’s ductless or single-split, heating or cooling, with 25 years of experience behind us, we guarantee that we can help you with any HVAC need you could possibly have.

Why Do Ductless Mini-Splits Cost More?

Ductless mini-splits tend to cost more largely because of their installation process. Rather than using a single air handler attached to ductwork leading to a series of vents, ductless systems utilize individual air handlers installed in each “zone”. While the handlers themselves can be costly, their installation tends to be less disruptive to the structure of the home and requires less labor.

How Will Going Ductless Save Me Money?

While the initial costs may be higher, one of the main selling points for ductless systems is the long-term savings that could eventually make up for the initial costs. It is estimated that a ductless system could save users between 30-40% on associated energy costs. It would be reasonable to question where this efficiency comes from.

At Baldwin, we understand the importance of information and want our customers to have all of it. So to make things simple, here are the three main ways that ductless mini-splits can save you money in the long term.

  • Increased efficiency:
    With the addition of zoned heating and cooling, ductless systems allow users more control over their HVAC systems than ever. This increased control comes with greater efficiency because heating and cooling can be directed with more accuracy. Some systems are even capable of recycling heat from one area and utilizing it in another. Both of these functions combine to increase the overall efficiency of your system while lowering utility bills.
  • Fewer points of failure:
    It’s been estimated that ductwork can account for up to 30% of an HVAC system’s energy loss. Because ductless systems remove the ductwork entirely, they can function without this point of failure — which accounts for over a quarter of energy loss in other systems. Less wasted energy directly relates to less money spent on a month-by-month basis.
  • Less need for repairs:
    Another benefit of removing the ductwork, ductless systems tend to require less maintenance and repair work than other systems. This is simply a result of having fewer components that can fail or break. They also require less maintenance as homeowners will be able to entirely forgo the professional duct cleaning that is recommended every three to five years.

Ductless systems not only have the potential to save you money but could also save you the stress and hassle of unexpected repairs and additional maintenance. While the initial investment may seem daunting, it can be viewed as an investment in earnest because the month-to-month savings truly do add up in the long run.

Stay Informed On All Thing HVAC With Baldwin Heating & Cooling

With 25 years of experience behind us, we take great pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service and the most reliable information when it comes to all things HVAC. If you are looking for the most reliable source for Daphne ductless AC, look no further than Baldwin Heating & Cooling!

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