Many homes rely on central air conditioning and furnaces to make their homes comfortable in every season. You need air ducts installed in your home to push the heated or cooled air to every room. However, it is not uncommon for older homes especially to not have air ducts. If your home is younger, but you’re looking to expand it with a new additional, finish an attic, or add central air to your garage or shed, expanding your current central air conditioning system could be very costly.
So, what is the best way to go about installing central air in a house without ducts? The team at Thiele Heating and Cooling can help make any space in your home with a ductless system. We’ll help you understand how mini splits operate and the distinct benefits of ductless systems.
How Does a Mini Split Differ from a Traditional Central AC System?
The primary difference between mini splits and traditional central air systems is flexibility. Central air relies on ductwork to move air throughout a space. Mini-splits control the air within a space without the need for air ducts.
This means mini splits can be installed into virtually any space safely and securely. The units are installed onto the wall, floor, or ceiling of your space. Each unit is connected to a compressor unit on the outside of your home.
What Are the Benefits of a Ductless System?
Understanding these key benefits helps to inform the best way to install a mini-split system into your home.
- Versatility – Mini-splits are unique because they allow you to customize the experience. You can equip your home with multiple air handler units to control the climate in one room or a few rooms, called “zones.” You can install a single unit or scale the system with multiple units. Whether you need to target a single space like an attic office, sunroom, or room addition, ductless systems are far more flexible and versatile than central air.
- Security – Since mini-splits use outdoor compressors, they operate far quieter and safer than window units. Mini-split units mounted securely throughout the home keep windows locked and secure. Window units tend to be a security risk, but since a ductless mini-split system has both an indoor air handler and an outdoor condenser, they are much less vulnerable than window units and don’t require blocking the view from opened windows.
- Energy Efficiency – With multiple units targeting specific zones throughout your home, the experience is more customizable. Using smart technology and expert installation, mini-split systems focus attention on the spaces you occupy as you require. This means you don’t have to cool unoccupied rooms as this can be a big waste of energy. You may notice that energy costs may drop as your comfort increases.
- Less Invasive – With no need for ductwork, mini-split systems are less invasive and easier to install. This saves on time, cost and maintenance.
How Do I Install A Mini Split System in My Home?
When you add a new addition to your home or want to cool rooms of your home that you hadn’t previously, you’ll not only need to have ductwork installed, but you’ll need to upgrade your central air conditioning unit as well to be able to cool the additional space. A ductless system can provide all the cooling power of a central air conditioning system and provide additional controls and better indoor air quality.
The most effective and affordable way to install a ductless mini-split system into your home is by contacting our professional experts. The team at Thiele offers ductless system installation for your home. Ductless air conditioners are much easier to install than a central air conditioning system with ductwork, and much more affordable as well. Whenever your ductless mini-split system has issues, you can also count on Thiele for repairs.
Talk to Thiele About All Your Air Conditioning Options
The professional technicians at Thiele Heating and Cooling are here to help you weigh your air conditioning options when you’re remodeling your home. We can help you find the perfect ductless AC system for your home, or provide you with options for your current central air conditioning system. Start the conversation with Thiele today by scheduling an appointment.