Many Pensacola homeowners are looking for ways to save money on their utility bills. Finding an energy-efficient way to keep your home comfortable not only saves money, but it’s also beneficial to the environment. If reducing both your carbon footprint and the amount of your electricity bill interests you, a ductless mini-split might be the right choice for your home.
Understanding Ductless Mini-splits
Ductless mini-split systems are heating and cooling solutions that provide temperature control for individual rooms or spaces. These innovative systems continue to grow in popularity due to their flexibility, ease of installation, and efficiency.
Factors Affecting Electricity Usage
The amount of electricity a ductless mini-split uses depends on several factors, including the size of the space being conditioned, the system’s size and model, the set temperature, and the outdoor climate. Larger spaces require more energy to heat or cool, so mini-splits in bigger rooms will use more electricity.
Likewise, systems with a higher capacity will use more power. The set temperature also affects energy use. If the outdoor climate is very hot or very cold, the system will need to work harder and use more energy.
Despite these variables, ductless mini-splits are generally more energy-efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems because they avoid the energy losses associated with ductwork, which can account for more than 30% of a home’s energy consumption for space conditioning.
Mini-splits also use inverter technology, which allows the compressor to operate at variable speeds. Instead of turning on and off completely, which consumes more energy, the system can adjust its speed and output to match the cooling or heating demand, further improving energy efficiency.
While ductless mini-splits do use electricity, their energy efficiency often results in overall lower energy consumption when compared to traditional HVAC systems. At Bluewater Heating & Air, we can install a ductless mini-split system for your home. We also provide HVAC repair and installation services in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. Feel free to give Bluewater Heating & Air a call to learn more about using our services.