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5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade to a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Ductless air conditioning systems are also called ductless mini splits by HVAC experts. No matter what you want to call them, ductless cooling options are increasingly popular as homeowners are upgrading their systems. If an air conditioning system has your interest, you may wonder if it’s time for you to make the upgrade, too.

We’re highlighting the top five reasons it may be time to upgrade to a ductless air conditioning system. When you’re ready to take the next step and schedule an in-home assessment, our team can help with a ductless AC in Hillsboro, Ohio.

1. You Want More Space

Most homeowners are particularly drawn to ductless systems since they don’t use ductwork. In place of a network of ducts that connect to a single, large AC unit, a ductless air conditioner has smaller individual units in a room or zone. Removing all of your ductwork during a ductless installation means that you win back all of that space. You can use it for storage or anything else you can think of. This is especially beneficial if you have an older home that wasn’t designed for central air conditioning and is already short on space.

2. You Want to Save on Energy

Are you tired of seeing high energy bills every month? Or maybe your energy bills are going up without ceasing. Either way, a ductless air conditioning system can help. You get better efficiency in two ways. First, because the ductless system itself is more efficient to operate. Second, because you won’t lose conditioned air through inefficiencies in your duct system. The cooled air from a ductless air conditioner blows directly into each room. 

3. Control Individual Zones

If you live with someone else who prefers different temperature settings, then a ductless system is for you. We hear it all the time–one person likes the home warmer while the other person likes the temperatures to be cooler. You either compromise or one person is uncomfortable. With a ductless air conditioner, you no longer have to compromise. Each room can be its own temperature. Just keep the doors closed to help maintain those individual temperatures and everyone can be happy.

4. You’re Thinking About a Future Remodel

If you are thinking about adding to your home in the near future, a ductless system is a smart investment. If your home grows significantly in size, you may have to replace your entire HVAC system. But with a ductless air conditioner, you can just add an extra handler to your new room or rooms. You don’t have to reposition ductwork or overhaul the entire system. This is one reason that many commercial business owners choose ductless air conditioners, but the same benefit can make a difference in your home, too. 

5. You Want Better Indoor Air Quality

Your central air conditioner inevitably takes on some dust and dirt as the years pass. The ductwork becomes an endpoint for dust and other small particles like bacteria and viruses that then recirculate again and again. You won’t have this same problem with a ductless air conditioner. 

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