Ductless Split Systems

Ductless Split Systems

Common Problems Solved By Ductless Air Conditioning

To duct, or not to duct, that is the question. Ductless air conditioning might seem daunting at first, as all new things do, but really it might solve some of the issues you have with your current central air. Maybe you are facing uneven temperatures in your home, or you have a desire to zone control from room-to-room, or maybe you are renovating and are concerned about adding duct work to the new addition. Whatever the problem may be, ductless AC might be the answer. We’ve put together a list of the benefits of a ductless system for you to consider, we would love to be a part of the solution. 

Problem 1: Uneven Temperatures 

Ductwork can be troublesome as there are so many little things that can go wrong. Cracks and holes are not uncommon and lead to energy waste and hot/cold spots. Leaks in the ductwork are the enemy of efficiency; you could be losing as much as 30% of the conditioned air due to these faulty ducts. Not to mention if your system is running overtime to cool a warm spot it can damage the system leading to excess repairs and possibly replacements. 

Problem 2: Heating/Cooling Uninsulated Spaces and/or Additions and Renovations 

Ductwork requires insulation to deliver air evenly. Spaces like the attic or the garage that might lack insulation would be difficult to add to the central air system. If you are considering renovating these spaces and/or using them for more than what they were intended for a ductless unit would be perfect as they are installed with little disruption. Connecting ductwork is expensive and unnecessary. It would operate independently from the main system, (so it won’t steal air from other rooms,) it is energy efficient, (so it won’t overload your current system,) and bonus: install is a breeze. 

Here are a few situations where ductless would ideal

  • New additions: garages, bonus rooms, sunrooms, man caves
    • We’ve already heard about the ease of ductless in renovation projects but consider the “man-cave” room. If you intend to smoke cigars in it you won’t want to be sharing ductwork with the rest of the house.
  • Downsizing efforts for larger homes
    • Older home owners that only use a few rooms in their homes often shut vents in those unused rooms. This can lead to pressure imbalances and in some cases, mold. Installing a ductless systems gives you complete control over which rooms to condition and which to not. 
  • Discord between family members on the “ideal” temperature 
    • End the thermostat fight in one fell swoop. Ductless means zone cooling, each zone can be set to a unique temperature. 
  • Supporting your “problem” room
    • Sometimes no matter how efficient your HVAC system is a room just cannot reach the ideal temperature. For example: maybe you have a small kitchen with a giant stove or a large room sunny room with floor to ceiling windows, ductless can support your current system without the expensive of adding ductwork. 
  • You just bought an existing home with no ductwork installed
    • Ductless is not cheap, but it would be cheaper in this instance. Going through and adding ducts to an already completed house would be a nightmare.  

If you find your current system is simply not cutting it, considering adding ductless. It is less of a headache to maintain, it is more energy efficient and it an easy install. Call us today at Luxury Heating & Cooling, we can help you determine the best option for your home and budget. 

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6 Reasons Modern Homeowners Are Choosing Ductless Air Conditioning

A traditional air conditioning system is comprised of two components, an air conditioner or heat pump that is located outdoors and a heating source such as a furnace that is located indoors. The two units work in tandem to circulate cool air through your ductwork, distributing it to every room in your home.

The question is, what if you don’t have ductwork?   What if you have ductwork but want to renovate or build an addition and there’s no practical way to connect to it?  A ductless split system is the perfect solution.

Ductless split systems, also referred to as ductless mini splits, differ slightly from more traditional systems in that they don’t have a centralized indoor unit. Depending on the size of the space you are cooling (or heating), a single outdoor unit can connect to up to 6 indoor units.  Each indoor unit tasked with heating and/or cooling a single room or zone of your home. This modernized, cutting-edge technology makes conditioning even the most complex spaces – easy, minimally-invasive and cost-effective. Find out why more homeowners are choosing ductless air conditioning systems below.

Minimally Invasive

No major construction, extensive remodeling or loss of space – a mini split system only requires a small hole that drilled through the wall.  Your home’s architectural value remains in-tact, making them the perfect solution for any application including historical homes that lose their value with major alterations.

Energy Efficient

Save up to 40% on your energy costs.  Ductless split systems use what’s called inverter technology to increase and decrease cooling demand with precision. Because the demand is matched so closely with the systems output, it can operate with the ultimate in energy efficiency while delivering the ultimate level of comfort.


Ductless split systems might be powerful, but with their whisper quiet performance, you won’t even know they are there.

Cool in the Summer & Heat in the Winter

Double the power, double the comfort. Not only do ductless split systems provide exceptional cooling during the summer, but they also provide a reliable and efficient source of heat during the winter.  Their ability to provide year-round comfort make them a great fit for additions and renovations, all-season rooms, basements and more!

Tailored Comfort

Why heat or cool a room when it’s not being used? Why bundle up in the winter or shed layers in the summer if you don’t have to? Ductless split systems focus on heating or cooling spaces individually, allowing for an unprecedented level of comfort customizable to meet the needs of everyone in your home.

Enhanced Air Filtration

Ductless air conditioning systems contain washable filters that can last up to 10 years.  They enhance your home’s air quality by removing contaminants such as pollen, dust, dander and other allergens.