Posts Tagged ‘Ductless Split AC’

Can Air Conditioning Be Added to My Older House?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

ductless-mini-split-and-remoteCentral air conditioning first entered homes in the 1920s. However, these were expensive luxury items that only the wealthiest could afford. It wasn’t until the 1950s and the invention of the window air conditioning unit that air conditioning started to become widespread. In the 1960s, central air conditioning started to become a standard part of new home construction: ductwork was designed to be placed between walls and in the attic so cooled air from an evaporator and air handler could travel to the different rooms.

However, if you live a home that was built before central heating and cooling became commonplace (and there are plenty of these older homes here in Western North Carolina), there won’t be space for ductwork to allow for standard central cooling—not unless you have large house of the home ripped out. Will you just have to rely on window air units? We’re sure you won’t want that, since window units are inefficient, look unpleasant, and can add a security risk to your home.

But there is a way to add central air conditioning to an older home without making significant changes to it: The answer is ductless mini split systems. Installing a ductless mini split system won’t require doing major remodeling work to install ducts wherever installers can find a place to squeeze them in. Ductless systems combine the power and convenience of central air conditioning with the small size and direct cooling of a window unit. (more…)

What’s Involved in Installing a Ductless Mini Split System?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Last week we wrote a post about the virtues of a ductless mini split system to handle residential heating and cooling, and situations where you may find a ductless system your home’s best option. This week, we’re going to look at exactly what goes into installing one of these systems. (more…)

Why You Might Want to Consider a Ductless Mini Split System

Monday, June 27th, 2016

People so closely associate central air conditioning for a home with a network of air ducts that it’s often hard for them to imagine there is any other way to cool down a large space. It’s either inefficient window units or a ducted air conditioner. But this isn’t actually true: the ductless mini split system (which, as a heat pump, also provides warmth) is an effective way to deliver cooling around a home without requiring an inch of ductwork. If you live in a home that doesn’t have space for ducts, or you are building a new house, you should make a ductless mini split one of your top comfort choices. (more…)

Can Air Conditioning Be Added to My Home If I Don’t Have Ductwork?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Whole home air conditioning has traditionally been available only if your home has ductwork, but this is no longer the case and hasn’t been the case for a while. Thanks to the development of new products and improvements to existing ones, just about any homeowner can have whole house cooling in Hendersonville, NC. Here at Comfort Central, Inc., we carry two types of whole home air conditioning systems that don’t require ductwork: ductless AC’s and high velocity AC’s. (more…)

Can a Ductless Mini Split Really Cool My Whole House?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Size can be deceiving, and when it comes to ductless cooling, it may appear, based on the size of the indoor blowers, that a ductless system can’t cool your entire home as you need it to. This simply isn’t true. Not only can the system provide you with whole home air conditioning, it can provide other benefits as well, as we’ll discuss in more detail below. Understanding how a ductless AC can effectively cool your home in Asheville, NC, is dependent on understanding, in a basic way, how the system works. (more…)

Asheville, NC Ductless Split Guide: Benefits of Going Ductless

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Are you in the market for a new heating and air conditioning system in Asheville, NC? If so, be sure to call Comfort Central to explore your options. Central, forced air cooling systems are very popular, but the ductwork that they require to disperse air throughout your home can be problematic. If you are interested in effective heating and air conditioning performance without the potential problems posed by ductwork, consider the installation of a ductless mini split system.

Ductless mini splits are great for homes that cannot accommodate bulky ductwork systems. A compressor unit is installed outside. Wall mounted air handlers are installed in your home, and these air handlers are connected to the outdoor unit by a simple conduit. This connection allows the air handlers to disperse air directly into the rooms in which they are installed, eliminating the need for ductwork altogether.

Heating and cooling your home more efficiently and with better control is easy with a ductless mini split system. By using multiple thermostats and controlling the air handlers individually you can create different temperature zones in your home. This allows you to heat or cool only those rooms that are in use, saving energy and money. You won’t have any more disagreements among family members about how the thermostat is set. Temperature zones keep everyone happy and comfortable while reducing your energy use.

The installation process for ductless mini splits is simple. All that is needed to connect the inner and outer components is the conduit, meaning that a 3” hole will be drilled in your wall. There is no duct installation or renovation necessary. When it comes to simple installation ductless mini splits are a great option.

Ductwork is a common point of energy loss. Poor installation, design or insulation and leaks allow energy to be lost while air is being distributed. Because ductless mini splits allow the blowers to disperse air directly there is no way for energy to be lost in transit.

If you’re interested in learning more about ductless split systems or would like to schedule an installation, contact the professionals at Comfort Central today. We have all the information and answers you need to make the right decision about heating and cooling yourAsheville, NC home. Call today to schedule service.