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Some Great Uses for Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

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One of the important trends in residential and commercial HVAC over the past twenty years is the increase in the use of ductless mini-split systems. These are HVAC systems that bypass the need for a complex duct network that moves through walls and ceilings to bring conditioned air into rooms. Rather than use a large indoor unit that blows conditioned air into the ducts with a large fan, a ductless system uses multiple smaller blower units that hang on the walls of rooms. Each of these units connects through refrigerant lines to a single outdoor unit.

Ductless air conditioning systems (and most units are heat pumps so they’re also capable of heating) have a wide range of uses. If you want to know what ductless air conditioning in Glendale, AZ can do for you, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best ways to put them to use. 

Expansion for a commercial business

If you own or operate a business, a ductless mini-split system is a great solution for your cooling needs when you expand. Rather than have to reconfigure the rooftop HVAC set-up, you can have a ductless system installed to handle the climate control for the new area. It’s a simple solution and won’t require you to add ducts for the new space.

Add-on rooms for homes

The same expansion principle applies to homes. If you are building an add-on room for your house, you can use a ductless mini-split for the room rather than have to replace your current HVAC system so it can handle the additional work. You can also save space inside your new room, because the ductless system only requires a single unit hanging from the wall.

Room conversions

A common way for homeowners to create more living and work space is to convert an area like the garage or attic. These parts of the house are rarely connected to the HVAC system and are neither heated nor cooled. You won’t have to make any adjustments to your HVAC system when you use a ductless mini-split for the room conversion. 

Older homes

Older homes that were built before central heating and cooling systems were common won’t have ductwork. To add a central HVAC system to one of these homes requires finding places to add ducts, which can mean sacrificing a lot of space and paying for significant changes to the house. A ductless system makes it much easier to enjoy cooling (and heating) in one of these older homes. If you’ve relied on window AC units for years, a ductless system can make a huge change in your home comfort.

Reaching hard-to-cool spots

Have you got a part of your home that just gets hotter than the others, no matter how much you blast the AC? If this is a major problem, you can have a ductless mini-split unit installed to handle that spot of the house without needing to make expensive changes to the HVAC system or the ductwork.

There are other ways you can benefit from a ductless mini-split system, and our technicians are happy to help you find out if a ductless system can help you.

Call Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating for cooling solutions for home and business. “Kick back and relax, we’ll keep you cool!”

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