July 2, 2021
Many homeowners who have central air conditioning would be happy to leave these duct-based cooling systems behind. Ductwork can require just as much maintenance as your HVAC system itself, and with the risk of mold, pests, blockages, and more, the idea of going ductless can be a relief. But do ductless air conditioners really offer the same cooling capabilities as central ACs?
The answer is a resounding yes! Ductless mini split AC units offer efficient cooling and a number of additional advantages for any home. Let’s explore some of the key benefits of mini split systems for your home in Los Angeles, Orange County, Western Riverside County, Western San Bernardino County, or any other California community:
1. Efficient and Versatile
Mini splits are highly efficient, which makes them a great choice for cooling your home. Mini splits are installed without ductwork, eliminating the risk of losing air along the journey from the air conditioner, through the ductwork, and out your registers. We see time and time again that for many layouts, mini splits can be the most efficient way to cool a house.
Furthermore, the versatility of mini splits is tough to beat. These units can switch from heating to cooling with the click of a button, allowing you to heat and cool your home with just one system..
2. Personalized Comfort and Zoning
Do you ever have differences of opinion about temperature in your house? Maybe your family likes it so cold that your teeth chatter, or your in-laws prefer warmer temperatures in their space when they stay.
Unlike traditional central HVAC systems, each unit can be controlled separately, allowing you to fully customize your comfort throughout your space. Creating comfort zones for larger areas is also easy and convenient. This way, a mini split system can cool your whole home quickly and comfortably.
3. Better Indoor Air Quality
Ducted HVAC systems tend to pose a risk to your indoor air quality (IAQ) because of the potential for mold, dust, and other pollutants building up in the ductwork. As a result, those particulates can make you feel sick.
Mini splits have filters of course, but they also pull air directly from outside, condition it, and bring it into your home without any risk of contamination while traveling through dirty ductwork.
4. Added Flexibility
Installing a ducted HVAC system requires a major renovation and can be a very disruptive process for you and your family. Extending your ductwork can be a major investment as well if you decide to condition the air in your basement, attic, or a new addition. Why not avoid all the hassle with a ductless mini split system?
Mini splits offer an incredible amount of flexibility for every phase of your life. You can add units easily, and installation takes 1 to 2 days rather than the long-term work that installing new ductwork can require.
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