Tips on Choosing the Right Ductless HVAC System for Your Veterinary Clinic
Ductless mini splits have long been the HVAC norm in Europe and Asia, but they have recently become much more popular here in the United States. This is not accidental, as they create the perfect indoor climate environment and offer other advantages for home and business owners alike.
Veterinarian clinics are one type of business that would greatly benefit from a ductless mini split HVAC system. Fortunately, ComfortUp sells mini split systems from the top HVAC brands. Read below to find the right ductless HVAC system for your veterinarian clinic, then order one from ComfortUp today!
What Is a Ductless Mini Split?
Ductless mini splits are a highly efficient air conditioner. Mini split systems feature an outdoor condenser connected to one or more indoor air conditioners by a series of copper wires and pipes. Mini splits also come with a remote control that allows you to adjust the temperature, airflow, humidity, and any other settings.
Different Indoor Units
A wall-mounted air conditioner is the standard indoor unit in a ductless mini split system, but there are several other options available. Ceiling cassette, floor mount, and slim duct mini splits are just some of the many different models available. Each indoor unit offers different advantages to meet space and design needs. For example, a ceiling cassette is perfect for a vet clinic with limited wall space. With so much versatility, you can easily find the right indoor unit for your vet office!
Single vs. Multi-Zone Systems
Ductless mini splits are available in single- and multi-zone systems. A single-zone system features one indoor air conditioner connected to one outdoor unit while a multi-zone features multiple indoor units connected to the same outdoor unit. Single-zone mini split systems are perfect for smaller veterinary clinics that are only one room or level.
Multi-zone systems are perfect for larger veterinarian clinics with multiple rooms, levels, or areas. Each air conditioner on a multi-zone system can be controlled independently of each other. This means you can adjust airflow, temperature, and any other settings on one air conditioner without impacting the others!
This can be ideal if your clinic needs to create different temperature zones in different rooms. For example, with a multi-zone system, you could keep an operating room colder than your waiting room. ComfortUp sells both single and multi-zone systems from the industry’s most trusted HVAC brands.
Why Should I Install a Ductless Mini Split in My Veterinarian Clinic?
Ductless mini splits are the best HVAC option in a vet clinic for many different reasons. Their installation and maintenance process is simplified relative to other options. As their name implies, ductless mini splits do not have the extensive ductwork of central HVAC systems. Not only are these ducts costly to install, but they are prone to breakdowns and problems.
Fortunately, ductless mini splits eliminate all of these problems! Mini split systems require annual or bi-annual deep cleaning, depending on their usage level. Necessary mini split maintenance includes wiping off coils and periodically replacing the air filters.
Efficiency is the main reason for the recent popularity increase of the ductless mini split. Roughly 30% of the energy created by a central ducted HVAC system is wasted as it travels throughout the ductwork. Fortunately, ductless mini splits eliminate this waste!
Ductless mini splits are so efficient that they directly contribute to a reduced environmental impact. Veterinary clinic owners with ductless mini splits will also notice significant savings on their energy costs. Coupled with the affordability of mini split systems, they save business owners money in both the short and long term.
Ductless mini split systems also utilize smart technologies to offer an enhanced heating and cooling experience. Most systems can be connected to Wi-Fi networks and controlled by a smartphone application made by their manufacturer. This gives home and business owners complete control over their HVAC system from anywhere!
For instance, you can program and schedule cycles from your smartphone. These cycles allow you to increase or decrease various settings such as temperature, airflow, humidity, and more. Business owners often program their mini split to decrease power when the store is closed and reactivate when opening to ensure that the area is properly heated and cooled when customers arrive. Mini split systems are also compatible with smart thermostats such as the Honeywell D6. These show more in-depth climate statistics such as humidity level and airflow.
Indoor air quality and ventilation is of the utmost importance in your veterinary clinic because there is likely to be a high concentration of pollutants in an indoor area with ill animals. In fact, animal facilities are considered high risk for airborne disease transmission. Fortunately, ductless mini splits also help improve your indoor air quality by serving as air filters, purifiers, and dehumidifiers.
Inside each air handling unit is a filter that removes any harmful airborne materials such as dust, dirt, debris, pet hair and dander, and more. They also remove any airborne moisture to help prevent mold and mildew growth. With these capabilities, ductless mini splits can improve the indoor air quality and decrease the risk of airborne spread diseases. These filters also remove any allergens from the air, which will be beneficial for certain customers.
Cats and dogs provoke two of the most common animal allergies, meaning there are likely to be customers in your clinic with some type of animal allergy. Fortunately, they will not experience as severe symptoms because of your ductless mini split.
A ductless mini split will also save veterinary owners the money of having to purchase a stand-alone air filter, purifier, or dehumidifier. For the reasons outlined above, a ductless mini split is the perfect HVAC system for those looking to create a healthy and comfortable environment in their veterinarian clinic.
ComfortUp proudly carries ductless mini splits from Mitsubishi, one of the industry’s most trusted brands. Mitsubishi mini splits utilize their patented Zoned Comfort Solutions to provide an enhanced heating and cooling experience that can save you up to 40% on your energy bill.
ComfortUp sells several different Mitsubishi mini split systems. One of our most popular units is the Hyper Heat Wall Mount Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump. This 9,000 BTU single-zone system is designed for use in a room of 300-500 square feet. It is highly efficient, demonstrated by its 30.5 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and its use of eco-friendly R410a refrigerant.
The M-Series Inverter and linear expansion valve (LEV) work together to detect any temperature changes and automatically adjust airflow. It also uses i-See Sensor 3D technology to scan the room and adjust airflow according to people’s positions within the room. The trio of Hybrid Catechin, Blue Enzyme, and Platinum Catalyst Deodorizing filters work together to eliminate any harmful airborne materials.
Other popular Mitsubishi models include the Mr. Slim and MXZ series. The Mr. Slim series is perfect for those looking for a smaller-sized indoor unit while the MXZ is a highly efficient multi-zone system. Click here for a look at our full collection of Mitsubishi mini splits.
GREE has long been one of the industry’s most reputable brands, as one in three air conditioners around the world has been manufactured by GREE. The GREE Difference helps their products stand out from the rest. Some of their systems’s SEER ratings are as high as 38, and their patented G10 inverter technology helps reduce energy consumption by up to 65!
ComfortUp sells a variety of GREE single and multi-zone mini split systems that can meet the heating and cooling needs of any veterinarian clinic. GREE systems range from 9,000 BTUs to 48,000 BTUs, so they can fit perfectly in any-sized indoor area. Some of our popular GREE systems include the Sapphire, Livo, Livo +, Multi 21+, and Vireo. GREE systems are available in various indoor units, such as traditional wall mount, concealed duct, ceiling cassette, and more.
Panasonic is another excellent HVAC brand proudly sold by ComfortUp. Their patented Total Home Comfort Solutions combines their Exterios split system,Whisper Green Select ventilation fan, and Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) to properly ventilate and regulate the temperature within your veterinary clinic. Their ECONAVI sensors detect motion and the number of individuals present in the zone, so they can adjust airflow and temperature accordingly.
The Panasonic Ductless 9,000 BTU Pro Series is ComfortUp’s most popular Panasonic mini split. This single-zone system has a 16 SEER rating and is perfect for veterinary clinics sized 300 to 500 square feet. It offers several amenities for owners such as self diagnostics features, five different fan speeds, and a hot-start heating system. The condenser is coated in Blue Fin anti-rust and corrosion coating. This protects the outdoor unit from the elements and prevents additional moisture buildup while extending the product’s lifespan by several years.
LG has made high-quality electronic products since their founding, and their mini splits are no different. Their systems are highly efficient and offer amenities such as self-cleaning on the indoor coil, Gold Fin auto corrosion coating, and ultra-quiet operation.
ComfortUp sells two different LG mini split systems, the LG LS090HSV4 and LS180HSV4. These systems are virtually identical except for their BTU and SEER ratings. The LS090HSV4 is 9,000 BTUs and has a 21.5 SEER while the LS180HSV4 is 18,000 BTUs and has a 20.5 SEER. The 9,000 BTU model is ideal in smaller vet clinics of 300 to 500 square feet while the 18,000 BTU would work great in a 600-1,000 square foot area.
Mini Split Accessories
ComfortUp also sells mini split accessories such as ultraviolet (UV) lights, filters, and remote controls. Line sets are the most important mini split accessory. They connect the indoor air conditioner(s) to the outdoor unit and are usually sold separate from any systems. Be sure to know which size line set your mini split system requires when purchasing. This will be listed on the product page or outlined in the accompanying manual.
Order a Ductless HVAC Unit from ComfortUp Today!
A ductless HVAC system is the perfect air conditioner for your vet clinic. With this helpful guide, you’re now ready to find the right ductless mini split for your veterinarian clinic. ComfortUp proudly carries mini splits from the best HVAC brands in the industry, and we have a staff of trained product specialists standing by ready to answer any questions you may have. We can evaluate your specific situation and help you find the best mini split system for your clinic. Contact our staff online or call 1-855-337-0001 today!
When purchasing a mini split for your vet clinic, be sure to purchase a separate extended product warranty. Our warranties offer more comprehensive coverage against labor costs, whereas manufacturer warranties only cover replacement parts. After purchasing your mini split system and warranty, we will help you find a professional HVAC technician to handle the installation.