Ductless air conditioning systems, commonly known as mini-split systems, differ from standard central air conditioners in several ways. While central air conditioning works to cool the entire house, ductless air conditioning systems provide room-by-room air conditioning, giving you ultimate control over the temperature and comfort of each room of your home. Ductless air conditioning systems use less energy, are virtually noiseless, and are just as effective as central air conditioning in cooling a room. For ductless air conditioning in Austin, TX, trust Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing, and our selection of mini-split AC systems.
Thanks to their ductless nature, mini-split air conditioners offer several benefits that central air conditioning units can’t provide, like:
Unlike central air conditioning units, ductless air conditioners allow homeowners to have total temperature control over individual rooms. With central air conditioning, you set a desired temperature for the whole house. With mini split systems, you can set the temperature on a room-by-room basis. Additionally, mini split systems are a great choice for rooms where setting up ductwork from the central air might be too expensive, like garage conversions. This is particularly beneficial for homes with residents that are regularly disputing the temperature that the thermostat is set to.
Some may think that there’s no way that a mini split air conditioner can provide the same performance as a central air conditioning system when it comes to room cooling. Those doubters would be incorrect, as many mini split systems are just as effective in cooling rooms as a central air conditioner. Additionally, mini split systems often last longer than central air conditioning systems. While central air conditioners may last for 15 years, it’s common for mini split systems to last 20+ years given the proper maintenance.
Thanks to their ductless design, mini split air conditioning systems can cool a room while using up to 25% less energy when compared to standard central air conditioning systems. Additionally, instead of cooling the entire house while rooms are not in use, you can cool only the rooms with people currently inhabiting them. This allows total control of energy use within your home regarding your AC system. Furthermore, most mini split systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified thanks to their notable energy efficiency.
While newer central air conditioning systems are much quieter than their older counterparts, it’s much more expensive to install a new central air conditioning system than it is to install a mini split system. Even though the equipment will be in the same room as you, it requires fewer mechanical parts and excess wind which is the common reason for the noise that central air conditioning units make. By design, mini split systems are meant to be quiet, and they can operate as silent as a whisper in many cases.
Ductless AC systems are an excellent choice for homes that need individual room cooling, like one housing roommates or simply a family where some members like it cooler than others. Additionally, new room expansions and things like garage conversions can be expensive to hook up to central air conditioning ductwork, making it a great choice for these types of rooms as well.
Ductless AC systems can be better than central air conditioning units, depending on the situation. It all depends on the residents of the home, and whether or not they care about the temperature of individual rooms.
Ductless AC systems are known to last longer than central air conditioning units. It’s an impressive feature for central AC units to last 15 years with regular maintenance, while mini split systems can easily last 20+ years with regular maintenance.
Mini splits and ductless AC units are a fairly new type of AC system to the United States, only gaining popularity within the last 20 years. In most cases, ductless AC systems are used in commercial applications in the US but are becoming more popular for residential applications each year.
Our team will come to your home and provide you with an entirely free in-home consultation to assess your needs for a mini split system in Austin, TX, as well as how its power and performance will relate to your room, budget, and wants from a ductless AC system.
With different models to choose from, we’ll help you find the right mini split system for your needs. We take into consideration things like your budget, desired temperature, and layout of the room in question. At Stan’s, we take pride in matching our customers with the right ductless AC system for their homes.
Once we’ve agreed on a unit with the homeowner, we’ll schedule a time to come to your home and get to work installing the system. Our white-glove installation services cover the job from start to finish, including interior and exterior clean-up and thorough performance testing.
*Based on a 3-ton vertical system. Price and rebates can change depending on system tonnage or modifications needed to satisfy code, accessibility and/or clearance requirements. Austin Energy rebates only apply to their customers and vary depending on scope of work. Financing WAC. Austin Energy discount based on Austin Energy Whole House Program. Must meet all requirements as outlined by the IRS to receive Federal Tax Credit. Credit must be filed by homeowner with federal tax return. Cash discount available if paying by cash, check, or some utility programs. Most major credit cards accepted. Exclusions and restrictions apply. Speak with your Stan’s representative for details.