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Great Uses for Ductless Mini Split Systems


If you recently looked at what’s available for residential cooling and heating, you’ll probably have run across the ductless mini split system, also known as a ductless mini split heat pump. These systems have long been popular in Europe and Japan because of how well they work with older buildings and limited space availability. Now they’re becoming popular in the US as an alternative and addition to traditional central cooling and heating systems. 

Not every home can benefit from the installation of a ductless mini split heat pump, and this is why we always recommend you come to our professionals when you’re interested in an installation. We can steer you toward the right new comfort system. 

Below are some of the situations where ductless systems can do the most good.

Vintage homes

Homes built before the broad use of central air conditioning and heating systems usually don’t have the ductwork necessary to support them, and adding ductwork can be expensive and space-consuming. A ductless system offers an easy solution, since the only indoor space it takes up are the blower units hanging on the walls. For homes that have had to rely on ugly and inefficient window ACs for comfort, a ductless system is a fantastic option.

New home construction

You no longer have to build homes with ductwork taking up space. If you’re planning to build your own home, using a ductless system from the start gives you more freedom to create the living space you want. Ductless systems are especially helpful for smaller homes, handling only a few rooms with ease—and no ductwork!

Room conversions

Do you have an attic or a garage that you want to convert into a living space, such as a new bedroom or game room? Since these parts of a house aren’t connected to the central HVAC system, they need to have their own source of comfort if they’re converted for regular use. Rather than tamper with the existing HVAC system—which will require an upgrade to account for the extra space—you can add a ductless mini split to handle the needs of just the converted room.

Add-on rooms

This is a similar situation to room conversions. You don’t have to extend and upgrade the HVAC system for your home when you build a new addition to the existing structure. The room can have its own ductless mini split.

Target hard to cool and heat spots

Some homes present challenges to central heating and cooling systems, such as rooms that are never the right temperature no matter how the thermostat is set. Ductless mini split systems let you target those areas without requiring tampering with the HVAC system or doing expensive remodeling to better insulate the space. 

Reducing allergens

The ducts of a house collect dust and allergy triggers over time. Whenever the HVAC system turns on, these allergens get blown out into the house. Installing a ductless system removes ducts from the equation—and takes all these allergens with them. This can hugely benefit people who suffer from allergies and asthma.

Call us today to learn more about ductless mini split systems in Cincinnati, OH.

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