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Ductless Mini Splits: Sometimes They Are The Right Fit

September 27, 2012 | Blog

Homes come in all shapes, sizes and ages – and that’s why, when it comes to replacing your air conditioning system, it’s important that the system fits the home. While standard-sized central air conditioning systems may work great in smaller or average-sized family homes, owners of large, older properties, multifamily housing buildings or commercial structures may want to consider ductless mini splits. They’re also a perfect solution for an add-on to your existing home. Perhaps the best advantage of this technology, most ductless mini splits use heat pump technology to provide both cooling and heating.

In some cases, a home can be cooled and heated by installing or extending pre-existing ductwork to pipe in conditioned air. However, this is not always the most efficient home climate-control solution – especially in cases where you are interested in cooling or heating only one or two rooms rather than an entire building. Ductless mini splits, on the other hand, are composed of one outdoor condensing unit and one or more indoor air handling units that are placed directly into the zone that needs to be conditioned.

Additionally, thanks again to their signature small size, the indoor handling units of ductless mini splits are easy to install and can be placed almost anywhere. They can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, and some units can even stand alone. To add to their convenience, they can also be programmed with a remote control so users need only to press a small button from anywhere in the room to turn the air handler off or on.

The only real disadvantage to a ductless mini split is the fact that this type of system is often slightly more expensive than standard air conditioning systems. However, as with any other investment for your property, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Higher prices, in many ways, also indicate higher quality, longer-lasting equipment and lower operating expenses.

If you have any questions about installing ductless mini splits into your home, or for any other home comfort related concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Mathews CCAC Inc. We’re available for all of your home cooling and heating needs in the Corpus Christi area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about ductless mini splits and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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