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Air Conditioning Guide: Is Ductless Cooling Right for My Home?

Many people are familiar with traditional central air conditioning systems that blow cool air through the vents in a home. Central air conditioning is installed in two parts, an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The inside evaporator unit removes heat from the air, as a blower fan blows cool air into the home through the ductwork. Heat then releases outside at the condenser unit. However, some homes are not built with ductwork, and homeowners may look for another solution. While ductwork installation may be a possibility, this takes up time and involves extensive renovations.

Ductless cooling provides whole-home cooling without the need for a built-in home air distribution system. Ductless cooling uses the same components to cool a home as central air conditioner, but the outdoor unit is connected to multiple indoor air handlers. Each handler contains an evaporator as well as a blower fan to distribute air. These units are mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling, so cool air blows directly into the room.

Who Needs Ductless Cooling in Tampa?

Ductless cooling is most often used by homeowners with older homes in which adding ductwork may be difficult. Or, if you have a new room addition, you may not have the time or energy to make any more renovations, and ductless cooling is the most efficient way to cool the entire room without extending the ductwork.

Ductless air conditioners have many benefits to homeowners. Ductless mini splits are usually very energy efficient, saving homeowners a lot of money on cooling costs over less efficient options like window air conditioners. Furthermore, a ductless cooling system gives homeowners the benefit of zone control. If one person wants to keep the temperature higher in a particular area, or zone, they can turn the temperature up in that area only, so the rest of the house can stay cooler. Another benefit of ductless cooling is the fact that ductless air conditioners provide both heating and cooling.

Ductless cooling is great for many homes, but it may not be for everyone.

You should talk to a professional technician to decide whether installing ductless cooling in your Tampa home is the right choice. Call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

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