Ductless mini spilt in room

If your home is older and has never had air conditioning before, you have a couple of options to cool your home. One option you’ll come across is a ductless HVAC system, also referred to as a ductless mini split. This type of system can be advantageous in many ways depending on your budget and needs. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of a ductless mini split.

Pros

  • Ductwork – No ductwork needed for the installation of a ductless HVAC system, giving you the freedom to have heating and cooling in an older home that doesn’t have existing ductwork.
  • Environmental Impact – Ductless mini splits have less of an impact on the environment because they use refrigerant with zero ozone depletion potential.
  • Multiple Units – It is possible and quite common to install multiple indoor units to target different “zones” of the home where you spend the most time.
  • Efficiency – Ductless mini splits are compact units that are energy efficient, as they are only trying to cool one room at a time versus a whole house.
  • Filtration – Because a ductless system has multiple units, there are multiple stages of filtration, meaning less dust and allergens in the air.
  • Installation – Ductless mini splits can take as little as one day to install.
  • Cost – A ductless system requires lower upfront costs and recurring energy costs than a traditional AC unit.

Cons

  • Aesthetics – Aesthetics of ductless units are not favorable for many homeowners because they are fully visible in the room where they are located.
  • Backup Fuel – You may need a fuel-based backup if you want ductless heat as well, which can incur additional costs and maintenance.
  • Cost – If you’re just looking for a single-room cooling solution, costs are high for a ductless mini split compared to the cost of a window unit.

Find the Right HVAC Solution for Your Home

If you’re struggling to decide between a ductless HVAC system and a traditional system with a furnace and air conditioning unit, our team can help you make the right choice based on your budget and the demands of your home. Contact Jennings Heating and Cooling today to request an appointment.

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