Did You Say Ductless HVAC?
Those of you more familiar with international media or who travel regularly may have seen this before. Ductless HVAC originated in Japan, but it's quickly becoming a popular thing in the United States. Ductless HVAC works with a split system. There's a compressor that's still outside, but instead of connecting to a large ductwork that runs throughout your home, apartment, condo, or trailer, the cooled refrigerant is sent, through much smaller lines, to each unit inside the house.
These systems have several advantages over tradition HVAC systems. In the first place, they are much more energy efficient than more traditional HVAC, just by nature of being able to control each room temperature more finely. That also leads into the next advantage, which is dealing with the whole 'not everybody agrees that the same temperature is a reasonable temperature' issue that a lot of households face. Each room can be set to a different temperature, and with most of these units the temperature can be changed at the touch of a remote.
There are single unit systems that are good for spot cooling- where you might use a traditional window unit, for example, because one room is particularly hot during the summer. Maybe the a/c doesn't cool a larger area that efficiently and needs help, or maybe that area just gets a lot of sun and doesn't cool off the way the rest of the house does.
There are also split systems that can hold up to 9 different units for cooling a whole house. If you're moving into an older house and need to install a/c, but there's no ducting, it's worth thinking about going with these kinds of ductless systems.
And of course you can get a system that handles three or four units if, say, someone likes sleeping in really cold bedroom and you also maybe wanna put some cooling in through the garage, the she shed, the man cave, or the extra garage. Because there's no venting between the units, harmful exhaust or bad odors won't drift in through the house, another great advantage.
Many of these types of systems have really good filters that help combat common allergens as well, including pet dander.
If you're finding that your air conditioner just isn't quite meeting your needs, or you wished you could cool down extensions, add-ons, or just parts of your house that aren't part of your ducting, it's worth doing some more research.
To learn more about Ductless HVAC, contact professionals services in your area.