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Is a Ductless Mini-Split Unit Right for my Home?

Ductless mini-split heating and air conditioning units are not for every home. In fact, installing a ductless system into a home that already has existing ductwork can be more expensive than connecting a new central air unit to the ductwork. Find out more about which homes or buildings work best for a ductless mini-split unit.

OLDER HOMES

Installing a ductless system into an existing home can be expensive. However, existing homes without a ducted system could benefit from a ductless mini-split. Particularly older homes without central air would be ideal candidates for a ductless system.

The sleek design is more appealing than other space heaters and window air conditioning units without the expense of installing ductwork in an old home.

APARTMENTS OR OFFICE BUILDINGS

Small apartments or offices may find that it is not feasible to install ductwork due to the nature of the building. These buildings with shared spaces can be impossible to install central air since it would require tearing the walls and ceilings out of nearly every room.

Whereas a ductless system would easily fit into any room or space without requiring the entire building to install a mini-split system.

SMALL SPACES

Small homes or buildings that only need to heat or cool a few rooms could benefit from a ductless system. Installing a ducted central air system for just a handful of rooms could rack up huge costs. A ductless mini-split system would easily heat and cool a few zoned rooms with a quick and easy installation.

Ductless mini-split systems work in zones (often individual rooms) to heat and cool specific areas of the home or space at a time. If you have a small home, heating and cooling the area would be cheap and easy compared to purchasing and installed central air. With the zoned heating and cooling you can also set the temperature for each zone independently. You could keep your bedroom toasty during long winter nights, but you could save money by turning the heat down in the unused kitchen at night.

THINK YOUR HOME IS RIGHT?

Do you think your home is right for a ductless mini-split system? Call First Class HVAC today to discuss your options with one of our experienced technicians. Ask about receiving a free quote on a ductless installation too. Call 302-281-2014 today!

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