Splitting Up with Ductwork

Splitting Up with Ductwork

Finding a flexible air-conditioning solution for your home

Roanoke homes come in all sort of flavors: from old and stately houses to modern, sprawling near-mansions, from fixer-uppers to brand-spanking new. With all this variety, there is no one-size-fits-all air conditioning solution that meets the needs of all homeowners.

Flexible Cooling and Heating

One HVAC option that homeowners can consider is a new mini-split ductless air conditioner. These compact heat pumps consist of one or more wall-hanging indoor unit(s) connected to a small outdoor compressor/condenser through a small opening in the wall.

They do not require the installation of expensive ductwork in the home, which is great news for owners of older house. Multiple units can be installed, allowing heating and cooling to be set zone by zone within the house. That means no money is wasted keeping vacant sections of the house comfortable.

Mini-Split Advantages

Want to know more reasons to consider doing ductless? Here are a couple of other things that the HVAC experts at Southern Trust Home Services have learned over the years:

  • Leaky ductwork can waste money: If not properly installed or maintained, ductwork can waste energy by leaking cooled or warmed air. That makes your home HVAC system work harder to compensate. Some mini-split systems can reduce energy consumption by 30% over traditional units.
  • Mini-splits look better: Ductless air conditioners are unobtrusively on the wall. There is no need to install an ugly window unit. The outdoor compressor/condenser units are smaller and quieter than traditional outside HVAC units.

Want to Learn More?

If you need help figuring out the best kind of HVAC system to meet your needs, contact the experts at Southern Trust Home Services today. We can help determine whether a mini-split system is the right fit of your home or what HVAC solution makes the most sense. Call us today at (540) 343-4348.

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