Ductless AC & Mini-Split Contractors Servicing Covington, St Tammany Parish, Mandeville, Madisonville, LA & Surrounding Areas
Many homes in the Covington, LA area have forced air systems that push hot or cold air through a series of ducts. However, not all homes can support this ductwork. This is where ductless AC can help.
What is Ductless AC?
Ductless air conditioning, also called ductless mini-splits, is ideal for cooling one or two-room spaces. With forced-air systems, cool air travels from a central unit through a series of ducts into various rooms. You may only notice a vent in a room that keeps a space cool. However, ductless AC units push air into the immediate space. You can see the unit and hear it hum as it cools a room.
Ductless AC systems utilize indoor and outdoor units. While air is pushed across cooling coils in the indoor unit, the excess hot air travels outside through the second unit. The mini-split system is easier to install because you just need to hang up the indoor unit and connect it to the outdoor system.
Who Should Use Ductless AC?
Many houses can benefit from using a ductless AC system. They are the preferred option for historic homes that were built before the HVAC era. Homeowners can cool the space they need without damaging the walls to build ductwork.
Ductless units are also used to cool extensions. For example, if you finish your attic or convert your garage into an office, then you can use ductless units to keep those spaces cool. It is easier to install one unit instead of changing the ductwork in the house.
Are There Any Drawbacks to the Ductless System?
While ductless units are known for their flexibility, there are some instances when they wouldn’t be an ideal choice. Because they lack ductwork, ductless units can only cool one or two rooms at a time. If you have a large home, you will need several units. They lose their cost-effectiveness if you have to buy them for multiple rooms in your house.
Request a Ductless AC Consultation
If you have a space that needs a heating and air conditioning unit, but you aren’t sure if a forced-air system will work, consider a ductless option. Contact Three Rivers Services, LLC today to request a consultation appointment and see if this is right for you.