Chances are you’ve heard of ductless mini splits at some time or another. Ductless cooling (and heating) is very popular in Europe and Japan, where central cooling is less common and is now increasing in popularity here in the U.S. If you are considering adding a new air conditioner to your home, whether due to new construction or to replace your existing, aging, air conditioner, then we highly recommend considering a ductless unit.
But is this the right choice for your home and your specific needs? Only a professional can really determine that, so be sure to give us a call if you’re taking this into consideration. In the meantime, we’ve provided some guidelines below on when ductless air conditioning in Tampa may be a great idea!
When Remodeling or Constructing a New Home
Remodeling jobs can take many forms and many sizes. If your remodeling job includes adding a completely new room to your home, then a ductless system can absolutely be a great idea. You won’t have to worry about extending the attic or crawlspace to allow for the addition of ductwork and you can remodel your home exactly the way you envisioned.
It’s also worth mentioning that a ductless system is not an “all or nothing” option. You can have a ductless air conditioning and heating system as a supplement to your existing central air conditioner. After all, your existing air conditioner may not be large enough to accommodate the room addition, but with a ductless air handler, you won’t need to worry about that.
What if you’re constructing a new home altogether, though? Well, ductless cooling and heating is still a great option, since you won’t have to worry about space-consuming ductwork. You can design your home without the concern of widening spaces in order to fit in ducts to reach all the rooms of your living space. Ductless mini splits use individual wall-mounted air handlers to cool down the house, which can fit nearly anywhere on exterior walls.
You Have an Older Home with No Existing AC
Adding ductwork to an older home can be an absolute pain. But this doesn’t mean you have to settle for inefficient window units or settle for no cooling at all. Homes older than the 1970s are often not able to accommodate ductwork very well, but ductless systems can be installed into any home.
Your Home Has Allergy and Asthma Sufferers
One of the benefits of going with a ductless cooling and heating system is that there is less air pollution circulating throughout your living space. Ductwork inherently collects a lot of dust, lint, dander, and other debris during its operation.
When the air conditioner blower comes on, all these contaminants are sent from the vents and into the home’s air. This can make allergy and asthma symptoms far worse. Without ductwork, however, there’s less dust blown into the air. This can be a huge improvement for allergy and asthma sufferers, and just about anybody in your household.