Problem: A business owner’s office space was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. It was uncomfortable to work and made it challenging to host clients in this setting. 

Solution: Installed a single-zone ductless mini split with a recessed ceiling cassette air handler. The one indoor unit creates the perfect climate control all year long. And, it’s whisper-quiet.

A Ductless Mini Split Keeps This Boise, ID Office ComfortableWith all the focus on home offices these days, it’s easy to forget how important it is to have a comfortable, operational traditional workspace. We got a call from a small business owner who had just that on his mind as people started returning to work. Now, his new ductless mini split solved a longtime problem in his office. 

The space never got adequate heating and cooling. As a result, the room was always too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. It was often a distraction for him. But, it was especially noticeable when clients came in. 

It was obvious that the room wasn’t as comfortable as it should be. But, with so many other expenses to worry about, this was always at the bottom of the list. 

Now, as he’s returning to his office more often, he decided it was time to finally do something about it. Although he was worried the solution would end up being very expensive. Or, at the very least, it would mean having people ripping apart the office for a few days. 

So, he was pleasantly surprised, to say the least, to learn that a ductless mini split would transform the comfort — and would only take a day to install! 

In this case study, we’ll review: 

And, if your Treasure Valley office, commercial space, restaurant, or any business needs better climate control as more people go back to work and other public places, call or email us at Snowflake Air for a free consultation.

How Mini Splits Heat And Cool Better

The big draw for our business owner was just how well we could heat and cool his office with a mini split. There are other benefits to these systems, and we’ll get into those later. But, the big takeaway here is that the room would stay at a consistent temperature all the time. That means no temperature swings and not hot or cold spots. 

How do they do it? 

Inverter Technology 

The heat pump, or outside unit, uses Inverter technology to run at variable speeds. This way, it provides just enough heating and cooling for the room. 

Compare that to the one-size-fits-all approach of conventional, single-stage furnaces or central air. Those only turn on at full blast when the temperature drifts. Instead, the mini split heat pump often runs in a low power mode to keep the temperature consistent all the time. 

Read More: How Does Ductless Heating And Cooling Work?

Better Air Circulation 

Next, the indoor air handler circulates the air more accurately and efficiently than ductwork and vents. That’s because it doesn’t just push the air into the room and leave it at that. 

Instead, the recessed ceiling cassette in this office uses special monitors to find any hot or cold spots in the room. That could be near a door or window, for instance. Or just the area furthest from the air handler. 

The unit uses small, specialized fans to push the treated air into that spot. This way, it doesn’t overtreat the area right near a vent, leaving other places too hot or cold.

Read More: What Does A Ductless Mini Split Cost?

Ductless Heating And Cooling For Commercial Spaces

While comfort was the top priority, the mini split heat pump and recessed ceiling cassette also held other benefits, particularly for a commercial space. These include: 

  • Energy Efficiency 

  • Long Lifespan

  • Quiet Operation 

Energy Efficiency 

A mini split uses less energy than conventional furnace and central air setups. And, way, way less than space heaters or window air conditioners. With a ductless heat pump system, the monthly expenses for this office space just went down. 

Long Lifespan

With proper maintenance, the ductless system in this office can last nearly twenty years. That’s way more than any conventional system. 

Read More: Mini Splits Vs. Baseboard Heaters

Quiet Operation 

Here’s a fantastic bonus for anyone who needs a quiet place for phone calls, meetings, or just concentrating on work: literally whisper-quiet heating and cooling. 

Even when the system is working at full speed — and that’s rare — the air handler makes about as much noise as a hushed conversation in a library. And, most of the time, it’s even much softer than that. 

Case Study: Mini Split Fixes Temperature Problems In Home Office

Mini Split With Recessed Ceiling Cassette Installation In Boise, ID

A single-zone mini split setup such as this one only took a day to install in this Boise, ID office. Once we found the perfect spot for the recessed ceiling cassette, putting it all together was fast and easy. 

Read More: How Long Does A Ductless System Last?

All we needed to do was mount the indoor unit in the ceiling and run a few lines out to the heat pump. Both parts are permanently installed, so you’re not dragging units around like with portable or window air conditioners. 

Instead, it’s just exceptional, whisper-quiet, low-cost comfort from here on out. 

If you’re ready to make your commercial or office space in Boise, ID much more comfortable, reach out to us here at Snowflake Air for a free consultation. We’ll help you find the perfect heating and cooling solution for your needs and budget.