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What You Need to Know about Ductless Mini Split Systems

Monday, May 1st, 2017

ductless-AC-living-roomWhen you don’t have central cooling in the home or any way to set it up, you may be tempted to turn to window air conditioners or portable units you can find in stores. We’re here to tell you that there’s a better way. Window air conditioners are noisy and inefficient, and most have a fairly short lifespan. A ductless mini-split system is different, and here’s what you should know.

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Living A Comfortable Life without Air Ducts in Your Home

Monday, December 19th, 2016

When you live in a home without any ductwork, you have to find different cooling and heating solutions than most. For many people, that means using a portable air conditioner, or a window unit that is noisy, inefficient, and an eyesore. Others try to compensate with a lot of fans, but this cannot actually cool down a home.

Living a comfortable without air ducts is difficult. But you can have the same cooling (and heating) power as people with a set of ductwork by choosing ductless mini split installation.

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What You Should Know About Going Ductless

Monday, October 24th, 2016

There are plenty of homes in our service area that don’t have a whole-house ventilation system in place, for any number of reasons. Some simply were not constructed with ducts, while others have had major renovations and room additions that made adding ductwork difficult.

Adding ductwork to a home can be time-consuming and quite stressful, as parts of your home could be unavailable to you throughout the process. But, thankfully, that’s not the only way to get whole-home heating and air conditioning. Here’s what we think you should know about adding a ductless mini split system to your home.

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Trade In that Window Unit for a Ductless Air Conditioner

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Many homes just aren’t set up to handle central air conditioning. When there are no ducts in a home (or in a single room or detached structure), a lot of homeowners go out and purchase window air conditioners instead. These little units do have the same components as conventional air conditioning systems. However, they are nowhere near as efficient.

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How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Many homeowners without ducts or any type of whole-home air conditioning system find alternative ways to cool down the house. Some simply rely on fans to cool down, but of course, fans do not actually lower the temperature in a room. Others try not to be home during the sunniest hours of the hottest days, which certainly is not an ideal situation, and not always a possibility. Still others cannot make use of a new room addition or workshop on a particularly hot day.

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Can I Get Zone Control Without Any Ducts?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Zone control is a great thing: it allows you to have warmer air in your bedroom and cooler air in the kitchen – if you choose. How? With a zone control system, your home is divided into individual zones in which each has its own thermostat. But how can you have zone control in your home if you don’t have ductwork? With the installation of ductless air conditioning in your Lakeland home.

The Components

A ductless system is comprised of an outdoor unit that holds the compressor and condenser, and indoor blowers (up to 4 per outdoor unit) that deliver the cool air. The outdoor unit connects to the individual blowers by a conduit in an exterior wall. The indoor blowers are mounted in the rooms or areas that need cooling. Each indoor blower operates as a separate unit, allowing you to set different temperature per unit, give you zone control for those areas in which you have a blower.

Other Benefits

There are other benefits a ductless air conditioning system can offer you and your home:

  • Ability to both cool and heat – ductless AC’s can either be a straight air conditioner or work with a heat pump, which will both heat and cool your home.
  • Energy efficiency – zone control means using only the amount of cooling you need; as such, you’ll likely reduce your cooling and with it, your energy usage. You also won’t have to worry about air loss because there’s no ductwork.
  • Flexible placement – indoor blowers are about 35” long and can be mounted flush against walls, hung from ceilings or placed easily above doorways and windows. All that’s needed is an exterior wall to connect to the outdoor unit.
  • Easy to extend for expansions – if you add on to your home, extending the cooling to your new space is much easier than a ducted system: as long as you aren’t overloading the outdoor unit’s capacity, all you have to do is add another indoor blower to the new space.

To ensure that your ductless air conditioning in Lakeland goes as it should, call the experts you can count on for all your air conditioning needs: Air Conditioning Experts.

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Is Ductless Air Conditioning Right for Your Home?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Ductless air conditioning once meant “window unit,” small ACs that might effectively cool down an apartment, but which were not meant for homes. However, combining the point cooling power of a window unit with the efficiency and reach of central air conditioning produced ductless air conditioning systems, which can handle the cooling needs for a whole home without the need for space-consuming and dust-collecting ducts.

Today, professional heating and air conditioning companies can install a ductless system (also known as a ductless mini split heat pump) for almost any home.

If you would like to investigate further into ductless air conditioning for Plant City, FL, contact Air Conditioning Experts today and talk to our ductless installation specialists.

But is ductless a good idea for your home?

We can’t answer this question in a blog post because we don’t know about your home’s layout and its cooling needs. But we can give you some pointers that will help you frame your decision. Always speak to professionals before you make a final decision, however.

If you are planning to replace an air conditioning system that uses ducts, then a ductless system isn’t the best choice because you already have a ventilation system. Ductless mini splits works best for the following situations:

  • New home construction: If you are planning to build a new house, then choosing a ductless system is a great idea. The lack of ductwork will give you greater freedom to design the home as well as creating additional space.
  • Remodeling: For an extensive remodel of your current home, ductless gives you more options to create the design you want—without worrying about duct placement. You can have the old ducts taken out and reclaim the space during the remodeling.
  • Old or historic homes: Older homes often lack ductwork entirely, and until ductless mini split heat pumps arrived on the scene, only multiple window units could provide cooling for them. Ductless mini splits now let these older homes enjoy the benefits of central air conditioning without having to tear apart walls and use up space.
  • Add-on rooms: When you build a new room onto your house, you can choose to hook up a ductless mini split for the space. This means you don’t have to connect the room to the ductwork and install a larger central air conditioner to accommodate the enlarged space.

Here’s something else to keep in mind for ductless systems: they are heat pumps, and so they can work as heaters as well during the winter. If you are also thinking of replacing your home’s heating system, a ductless mini split heat pump will take care of two problems at once.

Air Conditioning Experts is here to help you make the best choice for your home and family. If you think that ductless air conditioning in Plant City, FL is the right option for your home, contact us and we will put our skilled staff to work for you.

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