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Is a Ductless Mini Split System a Good Fit for Your Home?

Ductless cooling systems eschew the traditional centralized model for cooling your home. Most air conditioners have just a single large unit that generates the cool air, then distributes it through your home using a series of ducts. Ductless systems, as the name implies, eschew that model in favor of something more diffuse. A group of smaller units is placed in each room or section of your house, charged with cooling that section only. The benefits are self-apparent: you can set different temperatures in different rooms for greater individual control and turn off the air in rooms you aren’t using (cutting down on monthly energy bills in the bargain). But given the added cost of installing a ductless system, it’s worth asking whether such a system would be good for your Denver, IA home or not. We’ve provided a few things to consider on that front.

Can Your Home Support Ducts?

The obvious candidate for a ductless system is a home that lacks the crawlspace to support a traditional duct system. Ducts work by staying unseen and doing their jobs in the hidden corners of your home. A house built before air conditioning or one with similar design features may simply be unable to do that. A ductless system allows you to provide comprehensive air conditioning without worrying about the ducts.

Is Your House Large or Small?

Generally speaking, larger homes benefit from ductless systems more than smaller homes. Centralized air conditioners lose their efficiency the bigger a house get: costing more to run and creating problems such as cold spots and drafts. Smaller homes, on the other hand, do better with centralized systems and a ductless mini split set-up is apt to be less useful in homes with fewer rooms.

Talk to the pros at Dalton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Inc. about ductless mini split systems.

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