Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps’

Get Rid of Those Window ACs! Here’s What’s Wrong With Them

Monday, May 25th, 2020

ac-plastic-grillMany homes in Florida were built without ductwork, coming from a time when central air conditioning wasn’t as common as it is today. For these homes, the best way to enjoy cool air from an AC is from window units. You know them: large, boxy objects fit into an available window, with the large compressor section outside to release the heat drawn from the inside air. When window ACs were first introduced back in the 1950s, they were a revolution in making cooling available for houses.

Today, however, we have to be honest: window units have many problems—and with the availability of ductless mini split systems, they aren’t the only way to have cooling in homes without ducts. We recommend you make installing a ductless system to replace those window ACs as your next air conditioning services in New Port Richey, FL.

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When Ductless Mini Splits Are a Big Advantage

Monday, May 11th, 2020

ductless-unit-blowing-airWe are proud to be a Port Richey, FL air conditioning company that offers ductless mini split installation, repair, maintenance, and other services. The technology of ductless mini splits (a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pumps) is relatively new to homes in the US, although they’re already popular in many businesses. As more people discover the advantages of having ductless heating and cooling systems, the more people want them installed for their homes.

But going ductless isn’t ideal for all situations. If you live in a house with extensive ductwork for an existing central AC and heater, a ductless heat pump usually isn’t the best choice for system replacement—you’ll want to benefit the most from having a ventilation system already in place. However, there are still situations when having a ductless mini split is a good idea. Below we’ve listed times when going ductless has big advantages.

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Advice on What Not to Do With Your Heat Pump

Monday, January 6th, 2020

air-conditioning-ductlessHeat pumps are a great way to provide central heating and cooling for a home, especially in the climate we enjoy in Tampa Bay. A heat pump works as a powerful air conditioner during hot weather, the equal of any standalone AC system. When the short cold days arrive, a heat pump changes over to an energy-efficient heater that won’t drain the same amount of power as a furnace.

But when it comes to operating a heat pump, user error can still end up lowering system effectiveness. We’re going to look at a few things you shouldn’t do with a heat pump. These are even more important if you’ve only recently switched to heat pump use or added a ductless heat pump as part of your HVAC system.

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Problems With Broken Ductless Heating Units

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

ductless-mini-splitUsing a ductless mini split heat pump for your winter warmth is one of the best methods available—especially in Florida, where the energy efficiency of a heat pump is an ideal match for our mild winters. Ductless systems take away the hassles of ducts and allow more flexible comfort options for both older homes and new home construction. Without ducts, an HVAC system will need fewer repairs. Ducts can be the source of several heating and AC problems, and with a ductless mini split, they simply vanish.

But not all problems leading to heating repair in Clearwater, FL vanish along with the ducts. During the winter, you may encounter broken ductless heating units. We’re going to take a look into some of these problems, how they happen, and what can be done about them.

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5 Ways a Ductless AC Can Benefit a Home

Monday, October 1st, 2018

ductless-system-with-technicianFall is a good time to make plans for the future of your air conditioning system. When the most intense heat of the summer season eases up, you won’t need the AC running on a regular basis. This makes it easier to schedule a big job like replacing the system—or putting in an entirely new kind of cooling system.

That’s what we want to talk to you about today: changing from an old AC central system—or possibly just a bunch of window units—to a ductless mini split system. A ductless AC works through a series of wall-mounted air handlers placed in rooms around the house, each which connects to a single outdoor unit.

Why would you make this change? Here are 5 benefits to consider:

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Have You Considered a Ductless System for Home Cooling?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-conditioning-ductlessHow do you provide cooling for your Florida home? We know you must be using some type of AC, because our summer weather is too hot and humid to get through in comfort otherwise. But if your answer is that you use window AC units placed in different rooms around the house, then we think you need to know about ductless mini split systems. You don’t need to have ducts added to your home to enjoy powerful cooling around the house: ductless is a great way to have superior cooling at an affordable price and without disruptive construction.

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