Increasingly, homeowners facing specialized cooling and heating situations are going ductless. Ductless split systems are exceedingly versatile, offering both comfort and efficiency, in many ways superior to traditional ducted HVAC systems.

Ductless split ACs and heat pumps – both energy efficient and convenient – offer independent temperature control in specific areas of a home. They’re particularly suited for renovated rooms or sections, or additions to the home, though they can also cool or heat an entire home if properly installed and placed.

What Does a Ductless AC Installation Involve?

A ductless split (sometimes called a mini-split) is a split-system air-source AC or heat pump with one key difference from a regular forced-air cooling or heating system: Working without ductwork, it cools or heats only the room or area where an air-handling unit is located. Outside, a compressor unit, containing the heat-exchange coil, compressor and blower, connects to one or more air-handling units inside the house. A conduit with lines, tubes and wires to carry refrigerant, condensate and electricity connects the outside unit with the inside unit(s).

Inside the house, one or more interior air-handling units – most systems allow for up to four – contains a coil and blower, in addition to a remote control. Ductless cooling/heating installation can be handled in a variety of ways: on the wall, hanging from the ceiling or free-standing. They don’t make a lot of noise and can be integrated relatively easily into your interior design.

How Does a Ductless Mini-Split System Save on Energy?

While ductless split systems enjoy unique design characteristics (using inverter technology) that result in high efficiency, their ability to operate without ductwork also saves energy. Ample energy is lost in a traditional forced-air system as the air moves through ducts. That doesn’t happen with a ductless split system.

Consider scheduling a free appointment, with no obligations, with one of our installation advisers to discuss how a ductless split cooling and/or heating system could benefit your Cincinnati home.

When You Need a Furnace Repair, Pick Your Contractor Wisely

A malfunctioning furnace is the last thing you want on a cold day in Cincinnati. Fortunately, your furnace fix is only a phone call away. That is, unless you can do some preliminary troubleshooting. Before making that call, check a few common reasons for a furnace malfunction – is the thermostat on “heat” and set at a higher temperature than the current temp in the house? Has the circuit breaker been tripped? Are the air intake and outtake pipes blocked? Is the furnace filter clogged? If none of these things apply, you’ll want to call in a trusted professional HVAC contractor. They can diagnose the problem and fix it at a fair price.

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