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Are Ductless Mini-Split Systems Right for You?

Most homes in Rancho Cucamonga, CA use centralized air, since ours is a very young community and the majority of our homes were built with the extensive system of ducts required by such a system. It works extremely well, but it’s not the only system out there, and if you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you might want to explore the alternatives. In particular, you should study ductless mini-split systems, which get rid of the ducts in favor of multiple units space throughout your home, each of which cool just a single room or section. It provides a number of benefits, though as always, mileage may vary based on the specifics of your house. 

What are the Benefits?

The big benefit of a ductless system — besides eliminating the ducts, which solve a big problem for homes not set up to support such a system — is the precise level of control they provide. You can set the temperature in each room individually and raise or lower it separately from the temperature in the rest of the house, which not only gives you the luxury of “personalizing” the comfort levels in each room, but can save money as well. But shutting the air off in parts of the home you aren’t using while running it in the parts you are, you can lower the cost of your monthly bills.

Is It Right for Me?

That said, the benefits of ductless mini-split systems can affect some homes more than others. For example, larger homes tend to struggle more with centralized air than smaller ones, and if you have a 1- or 2-bedroom home without a lot of floor space, a centralized system is probably perfect. And of course, homes that can’t fit a duct system in their walls or attic can depend on ductless mini-splits for comprehensive air conditioning coverage.

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