Want to Air Condition a Garage? Consider the Ductless Option
When you want to air condition a garage, consider the ductless mini split. They’re heat pumps that don’t require any ductwork to deliver conditioned air. Ductless mini splits provide significant benefits for spaces where it would be impractical to run ducts.
Benefits of Ductless Mini Splits to Air Condition a Garage
- Easy installation – The two main parts of the ductless mini split include the outdoor condenser and the indoor air handler, which can hang from the wall or ceiling. A flexible conduit containing the refrigerant, drainpipe and power connects the condenser and air handler. The refrigerant for these systems has been installed at the factory, simplifying the process and assuring you that the level is precise. Smaller systems plug directly into a 120-volt outlet, while a larger unit will likely require its own circuit.
- Energy efficiency – The lack of ductwork contributes to the energy efficiency because there are no thermal or air losses from uninsulated or loose ducts. As heat pumps, these mini splits must meet the same minimum energy efficiency standards as ducted systems do, which is a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) or 13 and a heating season performance factor (HSPF) of 7.7. Many ductless systems are available with higher SEER and HSPF ratings, which lower the ongoing costs to air condition a garage.
- Flexibility – If you choose a larger system, you can connect up to four separate air handlers should you want to expand the system later. The conduits are available as long as 50 feet, and each air handler has its own built-in thermostat.
- Security – The hole the installer drills into the wall is about three inches in diameter—far too small to permit access into the garage. Window and wall air conditioners can be removed, so if you store valuable tools or other items in the garage, a ductless system increases your security.
For more information about using a ductless mini split to air conditioner a garage, contact the experts at All Temp Co., Inc. We’ve been providing trusted HVAC services for the Charlotte and Harrisburg area for more than 28 years.