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What's the Best Ductless Air Conditioner for Rental Properties?

Property renters should have a checklist of desired amenities for their living experience, and a comfortable indoor environment is always at or near the top of the list. Fortunately, a ductless mini split HVAC system from ComfortUp is one way to create your ideal indoor environment. Read below to find the best ductless mini-split for your rental property!

Why Ductless Heating and Cooling?

Ductless mini splits are the ideal air conditioners in rental properties for several different reasons. Their installation and maintenance process is simplified since they do not require the extensive ductwork of central HVAC systems. In addition to being intrusive and costly, installing and maintaining ductwork may not even be possible in some rental properties due to lease terms. Conversely, mini splits can be easily installed by an HVAC technician, and they only require annual or semiannual maintenance, and much of this can be completed by the tenant.

Mini splits also improve the indoor air quality in a rental property. As they heat and cool the building, they remove harmful airborne materials such as dust, dirt, debris, dander, and more. They also remove airborne moisture to prevent mildew and mold growth. This leads to a significantly healthier and more comfortable indoor environment, especially for those suffering from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions.

Ductless mini splits utilize smart technologies to offer advanced climate information and control to tenants. Many mini splits can be controlled via smartphone applications or paired with digital thermostats that allow users to adjust humidity, airflow, and more. They can also be programmed into cycles that adjust settings in timed intervals. Smart technologies vary across brands and systems.

For example, GREE mini splits utilize their I-FEEL technology to locate the remote control’s exact location in the room and adjust airflow accordingly to provide more pinpoint comfort.

Finally, mini splits are the most efficient type of HVAC system on the market. They are roughly 30% more efficient than ducted systems, which contributes to significantly lower energy costs and a reduced environmental impact. These immediate and long-term energy savings offset any  higher upfront unit costs mini splits have relative to other HVAC systems such as window air conditioners.

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Single and Multi-Zone Systems

ComfortUp sells single and multi-zone systems from the industry’s most trusted brands such as GREE, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, LG, Rheem, Boreal, and more. Each brand and model offers a different heating and cooling experience through settings, sizes, and specifications.

For example, Mitsubishi multi-zone systems use their patented Zoned Comfort Solutions to provide advanced comfort and temperature control. Ductless mini splits are designed for areas of specific sizes, meaning that you must know the square footage of the areas in your rental unit where you plan to install your system. Mini splits are also available in different specialized indoor units such as traditional wall mount, ceiling cassette, and concealed duct mount, to meet the space and design needs of different areas.

Mini splits are available in single- or multi-zone systems. A single-zone system features one indoor unit connected to one outdoor unit, while a multi-zone system features up to eight indoor units connected to the same outdoor unit. Single-zone mini splits are ideal in smaller rental units such as studio or one bedroom apartments because they heat and cool only the room where the indoor unit is physically located.

Multi-zone mini split systems are ideal in larger rental units that require heating and cooling across multiple rooms or levels. Each unit can be adjusted independently of the others, meaning adjusting settings in one zone will not impact the other zones. Multi-zone systems allow you to mix and match different unit styles and sizes to meet your specific heating and cooling needs since rooms may not be the same size or have the same spatial limitations.

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Order a Ductless Mini Split from ComfortUp Today!

ComfortUp sells a variety of different mini split systems that can meet the heating and cooling needs of any rental unit. If you are unsure which system is best for you, reach out to a trained product specialist at ComfortUp today. We are more than happy to assess your specific situation and match you with the perfect mini split system.

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