There are plenty of advantages of installing ductless air conditioning in your home. If you want to save money and enhance indoor comfort, mini-splits can cool one room or chill your entire Port Richey, Florida home.
Mini-splits deliver cooled air directly to rooms that need it. Cooled air doesn’t travel through leaky ducts, so no energy is lost in transit. Instead of running at full throttle or not at all, inverter-driven compressors speed up and slow down according to current cooling needs. The energy surge associated with frequent AC startup is avoided, and the system maintains a consistent indoor temperature.
Multiple Cooling Applications
Ductless air conditioning is excellent for whole-house cooling. This is especially true in older homes without ductwork. Mini-splits can also cool a room addition, garage workshop, attic apartment and hard-to-cool spaces like sunrooms and enclosed porches.
Independent Cooling Zones
One or more indoor units are powered by an outdoor unit. Each indoor unit controls a cooling zone with its own remote thermostat. Although traditional air conditioners can be equipped with add-on zoning technology, they’re not as efficient as mini-splits because cooled air still escapes through leaky ducts.
An entire ductless air conditioning installation takes only one or two days. All you need is a small hole in the wall to run the tubing that connects the outdoor unit with the indoor air handlers.
Easy to Maintain
Unlike traditional HVAC systems, ductless air conditioners are easy to maintain. There are a few DIY tasks that you can complete, such as changing the air filters and keeping the condenser clean to ensure your system operates at peak efficiency. In addition to DIY maintenance, you should schedule maintenance at least once a year with a professional HVAC company.
Keeping up with regular maintenance for your ductless system is essential to its longevity. A technician will inspect, clean and calibrate your ductless air conditioner.
Cleaner Indoor Air
The moist ductwork interior is a perfect hideaway for illness-causing microbes and allergens. Without ducts, it’s harder for these contaminants to gain a foothold in your Port Richey home. Mini-split systems even have advanced filtration systems that help to keep indoor air fresh and healthy.
Still don’t know if a ductless AC system is right for you? Call today to schedule a free in-home consultation with the ductless AC specialists at Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating.
Originally published in May 2018, updated in May 2020