Does your home have certain rooms that never get quite as cool or quite as warm as the rest of your house? Or have you ever considered adding more square footage to your home or converting the garage into a new room? If so, one thing to consider using in your home is a ductless mini-split to ensure that air is being evenly distributed in your home. Sometimes it is not possible to run ductwork or increase its size to accommodate a certain location in your house, this is where mini-splits can come in handy. One of the most common “do it yourself” mistakes that is made by homeowners during a remodel or garage conversion is trying to use your original HVAC system instead of considering what is best for your home. Moving a few walls or adding on another bedroom might not seem like a big deal from a construction perspective, but the added strain on your aid conditioning system can cause some serious damage. If your current air conditioning system is not able to handle the heating and cooling duties for the extra square footage then you might be subject to higher energy bills, uneven air distribution and risk of damaging your HVAC. A ductless mini-split unit can keep you from having to replace or upgrade your air conditioning system while still providing comfortable temperatures. Often times the challenge of installing a mini-split is finding or installing a suitable power source, but as long as we can get to power to it…we can install it anywhere! Mini splits solve cooling issues by using an outdoor condenser and a separate indoor air handler. A narrow, flexible conduit connects the two and contains the drainpipe, refrigerant and the power source. The conduit requires a small hole in an exterior wall to join the condenser with the air handler. Since these systems don’t require ducts, placement options are fairly flexible. The indoor air handler can hang from the ceiling or wall, and some can be placed on the floor. The outdoor condenser sits on a slab outside and contains the condenser coil and the compressor. The compressor puts the refrigerant under pressure, liquefying it, and it flows into the evaporator coil in the air handler. Ductless mini splits have to meet the same minimum energy efficiency standards as central cooling systems and tend to be more efficient overall because of the lack of ductwork. Each air handler has its own thermostat, and if you’re not using the room, you can save energy by turning the temperature up or off. Your friends at Spencer Air Conditioning are here and ready to answer your questions about whether a ductless mini-split could solve one of your air conditioning problems. Give us a call today at (972) 446- COOL (2665) or find out more at spencerairconditioning.com.