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Is Ductless AC Right For Me?

June 27, 2022 | Blog

If you have heard or been suggested ductless AC systems but are still on the fence about whether it is right for your home, then you are in the right place. Although these types of AC systems can be very convenient and beneficial for some homeowners, they are not for everyone.

So, we at Channell Heating & Cooling will provide the information you need to start you off on your journey of comfortability! This will include mini-split pros and cons as well as defining what the system is.

What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?

Ductless AC systems consist of an outdoor air condenser and compressor and potentially multiple indoor air handling units. Like a standard air conditioning unit, tubing is utilized to connect the outside of the home to the interior.

However, in this case, the refrigerant is passed to each of the ductless mini splits which distribute air through their respective units. The air handlers are typically placed in different rooms throughout the home. They are capable of being mounted on walls, ceilings or on the ground.

Pros For Ductless AC

Improved Air Quality

Ductless systems avoid one major issue with ducted AC’s. They do not allow all of the dirt and debris to accumulate in the vents and permeate through the air flow. These systems have layered filtration that ensures high quality air. This way you and your family are breathing easier!

Increased Energy Efficiency

Ducted systems will increase your waste of energy, unlike the ductless system. This is due to their ability to run at various speeds. This is especially helpful because they can work their way up instead of turning on at full blast like a typical AC. They also can run at lower speeds preserving energy.

Custom Comfort For Everyone

We all know that one person that freaks out at the slightest temperature change. With the ductless system, there is no need to shame anyone’s temperature sensitivity. Each air handler has an adjustable temperature for each room! The customized ductless cooling and heating are extremely convenient for those with multiple people living within your home.

Cons For Ductless AC


When you think of the interior design for your home, we are sure you do not think about air handler units. Well, if you go through with the ductless system then you will have air handlers throughout your home. They may not always go with the theme of the room and could be a potential eye sore!


The upfront cost for ductless systems can be quite hefty compared to standard systems. This also does not factor in the maintenance needed for each air handler. This understandably, is a major deal breaker for homeowners.

Shorter Duration Of Use

The quality of these systems is not always on par with that of a standard air conditioning unit. Because of this you can’t always expect them to last quite as long.

Ten years is a good expectation for these air handler units however, you should not be betting on them to go the distance.

Contact Channell Heating & Cooling For AC Installation!

If you are interested in ductless AC, call us at Channell Heating & Cooling today! Our experts will provide more information and see if the ductless system is right for your home. We are the best in Hazlehurst ductless AC installation!

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