Top 5 Facts About Mini Splits and Ductless AC systems

Ductless air conditioning, pioneered by Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba in the late 1950s, has revolutionized the way we cool and heat our homes. As a modern alternative to traditional HVAC systems, ductless mini-split systems offer a range of benefits that make them increasingly popular among homeowners. In this article, we will explore the top 5 facts about ductless AC’s and mini splits.

Innovative Origins of Ductless AC’s
Between 1954 and 1968, Japanese enterprises Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba were at the forefront of pioneering ductless AC technology. This innovation emerged as an upgrade from window units, providing a more practical and cost-effective solution for cooling buildings and homes where traditional HVAC systems were impractical due to space or financial constraints. This modern approach came about as central HVAC systems had already entered the market in 1932. 

Whisper-Quiet Operation with Mini Splits
Ductless mini-splits are renowned for their quiet operation, making them one of the most noise-efficient options on the market. While the average mini-split emits a mere 32 decibels during operation, traditional window air conditioners hover around 56 decibels, and central air conditioners can reach up to 82 decibels depending on the model. This low noise level enhances the overall comfort and tranquility of living spaces. There is nothing more annoying than a noisy AC!

Mini Splits Unlock Savings and Efficiency
Homeowners are increasingly turning to ductless mini splits for heating and cooling needs due to substantial cost savings. With smaller size and direct delivery of temperature-controlled air, these systems operate on less power, contributing to reduced monthly utility bills. Additionally, the ability to create customizable zones in the home ensures that only occupied spaces are conditioned, further enhancing energy efficiency. Did you know that homeowners may also qualify for tax credits or utility rebates in the US, adding to the overall savings!

Mini Splits Improve Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that mini split’s go beyond temperature control; they also enhance indoor air quality. Traditional HVAC systems often leave behind dust and allergens, even after professional duct cleaning. In contrast, ductless systems feature multi-stage filtration that significantly reduces dust, bacteria, pollen, allergens, and other particulates in the air. The washable filters in Mitsubishi Electric mini-split units offer convenience in maintaining clean air within the home.

Mini Splits are Environmentally Friendly and Energy Efficient
Ductless mini-split systems are designed with energy efficiency in mind, adhering to Energy Star guidelines. These systems are not only more energy-efficient than the federal government's minimum standards but also contribute to lowering carbon footprints. The small size and zoning capabilities of mini-splits allow for precise temperature control, saving both energy and money. Furthermore, the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants like R410A, known for its zero ozone depletion potential, ensures minimal impact on the environment throughout the system's lifecycle.Klima Smart ThermostatThe Future of Mini Splits
Looking ahead, the future of mini-splits is undoubtedly intertwined with smart technology, paving the way for enhanced control, efficiency, and comfort. With Klima, our smart A/C controller, homeowners can unlock the full potential of their mini-split systems. Klima represents the pinnacle of mini-split control, offering convenience and cost-saving benefits.Klima smart features
Klima Can Lower Your Bills and Provide Convenience 
Klima provides a range of cost efficient and convenient smart features that will increase your mini split’s functionality and ensure cost savings! A few of Klima’s cost saving and practical smart features can be found below. 

Cost Monitoring 
Stay on top of your bills from the comfort of your phone. Measure your consumption in real time and get accurate bill predictions for the month.

Location Sensing 
With location sensing, Klima automatically switches off your AC when the last person leaves home and prepares the home climate for the first person’s arrival.

Open Window Detection
Leave a window open? Klima detects open windows and automatically turns off your AC to save your hard earned money so that you can spend it on the things that matter. Klima Smart ThermostatRemote Access
Access the full range of smart features wherever you may be. Remote access gives you total control over your home climate so that the temperature is always right.

Smart Zoning
Make your home climate work for everyone. Adjust your comfort levels on a room by room basis & waste less energy.

Health Monitoring 
Klima keeps an eye on your AC and provides insight if something goes wrong. This feature helps protect your AC from future failures, which means less time sweating at home.

Guardian Mode 
Easily set minimum and maximum temperature levels, so that your children or guests don’t leave your home over chilled and your pockets empty.

What sets Klima apart is its universal compatibility. Whether you have Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, or any other brand of mini-split system, Klima seamlessly integrates with all manufacturers' equipment. This compatibility ensures that regardless of your current setup, you can enjoy the benefits of smart mini-split control with Klima.Mini split and remoteDuctless ACs and mini splits offer a modern and efficient alternative to traditional HVAC systems. From their innovative origins to their energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features, these systems provide homeowners with cost savings, improved indoor air quality, and customizable comfort, making them a compelling choice for modern living. You now are knowledgeable in 5 important facts about ductless AC systems!