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Can a Ductless System Manage the Heat?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

ductless-system-with-technicianAre you looking to make a change in your home’s air conditioning in Gainesville, FL? As we move into the cooler weather at the end of the year, it’s a good time to make changes and upgrades to an aging cooling system, or one that was struggling with the basics of a Florida summer. There’s never a bad time to improve a cooling system in Florida’s weather, since more heat could always be around the corner. But late fall and winter offer the opportunity to sneak in a new installation when there are far fewer hot days.

If a new AC is on your end-of-year shopping list, you may already have considered going ductless. Ductless mini split systems are becoming more popular for home comfort each year. You may feel uncertain, however, about making the change. Can a ductless system really keep you as cool as you need?

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Why Consider a Ductless AC System?

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Spring has brought some very warm weather with it this year, and if you are in the market for a new air conditioner, we have a suggestion for you: why not consider the installation of a ductless AC? Ductless air conditioners have become very popular for a number of reasons that we’ll get into more detail about below, but gaining the benefits a ductless system has to offer is very dependent on good installation. The experts at Touchstone Heating and Air Inc., can offer you and your home in Lake City comprehensive ductless AC services, so if you are considering going ductless, call us today!

How a Ductless AC Works

The main components of a ductless system are the outdoor unit, which contains the compressor and condenser, and the individual indoor blowers, which contain a small fan, a small set of coils and a small air filter. The indoor blowers connect to the outdoor unit via a conduit and a single outdoor unit can support up to 4 individual blowers. When a blower is turned on, the refrigerant begins to flow, cueing the cooling cycle to begin. The system will operate just as a traditional AC system, accept that the cool air is delivered through a single blower (or as many blowers as are on) instead of ductwork.

Benefits of a Ductless System

There are several benefits a ductless AC can offer that are worth considering:

  • No need for ductwork – with a ductless AC system, it is possible to offer whole-home cooling without the significant expense of adding ductwork.
  • Customized comfort – the individual blowers of a ductless system allow you to cool only what you need to and at the exact temperature you want.
  • Better energy efficiency – unlike a ducted system that cools all or nothing, a ductless system allows you to cool only the areas you want cooling, which can save you energy.
  • Can work with a heat pump – a ductless system that has heat pump technology can offer your home both heating and cooling.

If a ductless system seems like a fit for your Lake City home, call the experts at Touchstone Heating and Air Inc., today and schedule an appointment for ductless AC services.

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