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Can You Get Central Air Conditioning Without Any Air Ducts?

When you are in the market for a new air conditioning system, you might be worried that you’ll have to stick with those big, loud window units that don’t really get the job done. We know that these are easy to find in stores and online, but they are not worth the trouble they cause throughout the years.

The Problem with Window Units

Window air conditioners have a lot of trouble keeping a room cool efficiently and effectively. These systems do not have to conform to the same standards set forth by government agencies for the energy efficiency of central air conditioners. Therefore, you’re getting a system that consumes a lot of electricity.

And, as you’ve probably noticed, they don’t even keep you that comfortable. Because they are not designed specifically for the space they are in, they often short cycle or have trouble cooling down a large space. They tend to break down fairly easily and may require replacement in only a few years.

What Are My Options?

You could potentially add ductwork onto a home, but this is a time-consuming job—and something you don’t actually need! A ductless air conditioning system (also known as a ductless heat pump or ductless mini split system) is the solution.

A ductless mini split system is a system that uses the same components as a central air conditioner. It’s arranged like so:

  • An outside unit contains a compressor and condenser coil.
  • The indoor blower units are mounted on the wall.
  • A thermostat can control an individual unit or all of the units at once.

Why Go Ductless?

A ductless mini split is a more efficient option than window air conditioning. In fact efficiency ratings match the efficiency of many central air conditioning systems.

You get whole-home comfort that you can control however you’d like. The system is sized correctly for your home and you can control all the units at once or one at a time.

VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers ductless air conditioning installation and service in Linden Hills. Call our friendly technicians for exceptional customer service!

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