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The weather in Ponce Inlet, FL, can be harsh, especially in a home without proper air treatment. A ductless mini-split HVAC system installs into almost any home and will provide comfort all year long. Picking the right system for your home takes measured consideration of several factors, which you’ll find here.

What Is a Ductless Mini-Split?

Popular for decades in Japan and Europe, the ductless mini-split HVAC system is a low-profile solution to treating your indoor air. It consists of a condenser unit outside your home and one or more indoor air handlers set in various rooms. These systems are flexible and relatively easily installed with minimal impact on your indoor spaces.

Who Can Use the Ductless Mini-Split?

Nearly any home can potentially use a ductless mini-split system. However, eliminating the need to install ducting in your home is the main reason why such a design exists. The following are the types of homes that can benefit from switching to a ductless mini-split system.

  • Homes with extensions or additions
  • Homes currently using window AC units
  • Homes with HVAC systems older than 20 years

Unique Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split System

Ductless mini-split systems offer unique advantages. Each air handler has individual controls, allowing for multiple zones within your home. Control your energy costs on a room-by-room basis and leave rarely used rooms at ambient temperatures while cooling or heating the rooms you use.

Since there is no ductwork upon which dust can settle, these systems can help improve your indoor air quality. As room air draws into the evaporators, it filters and cools or heats before returning to the room. The indoor units clean your indoor air instead of polluting it with the dust, pollen, and insect waste circulated by traditional forced-air units.

Cosiderations for System Choices

Now that you’ve decided to go ductless, the next step is to decide which system best fits your home. There are several things that you must consider when making your choice.

  • Number of air handlers – Each air handler serves a particular “zone” and can cool or heat a specific amount of space. Rooms that share airspace are often one zone.
  • Sunlight in each zone – Sunlight and shade directly affect the cooling or heating power needed in a zone.
  • Each zone’s function – The use of a space can also affect the amount of energy needed to cool or heat it properly.
  • Your home’s age – Older homes often have less efficient insulation and drafty windows that can affect the amount of heating and cooling you need in certain areas or throughout your entire home.

Indoor Air Handler Unit Options

Indoor air handlers come in three basic types to suit your style preferences. Each provides equal performance to the other with the differences being mainly cosmetic.

  • Wall-mount – Mounted high on your wall, these units are far more unobtrusive than window unit AC or baseboard systems.
  • Floor-mount – These units rest on the floor but have a much smaller footprint than baseboard systems.
  • Ceiling cassettes – These units install in your ceiling and offer the lowest visual impact of the ductless systems when used with decorative covers. They need at least 12 inches of open space between the ceiling and the floor or roof above.

Call the Ductless Experts at Dial Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc. Today

Call our experts at Dial Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc. for all your ductless mini-split HVAC questions in the Ponce Inlet, FL, area. Our highly-trained technicians can help you decide which ductless mini-split system is right for your home.

  • Continued education and factory training
  • Free design evaluation and second opinions
  • Technicians available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Background check and drug test employees for your peace of mind
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year warranty on workmanship
  • Fully stocked trucks for faster service

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