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Is a Ductless Mini Split System Right for Me?

Forced air heating and cooling systems remain the most popular types of systems in the residential market today. The fact of the matter is, though, that our winter weather is fairly mild. Winter temperatures around here don’t drop below freezing with great regularity, and even the chilliest nights are not going to see subzero temperatures. With that in mind, forgoing the classic forced air heater — the furnace — may be an option to consider.

If you are interested in alternative HVAC systems that are a great fit for our particular climate, then you should definitely consider using a ductless mini split system in Las Vegas, NV. Not only does the way in which a ductless mini split system heat fit our location well, but it can actually double as a powerful air conditioner while eliminating issues associated with ductwork. It may sound a bit confusing, but we’re happy to help you better understand how a ductless system can benefit you.

First Things First: Heating and Cooling?

That’s right! You may have heard of a heat pump by now, as they are increasingly common and frequently used in warmer climates like ours. Heat pumps do not generate heat in order to warm homes, but instead use a refrigerant cycle in order to draw heat out of the air outside by evaporating refrigerant in the outdoor unit. The refrigerant is compressed and its heat is used to heat indoors as it is condensed. This is the opposite of how a central AC works. The system can reverse its refrigerant cycle, though, meaning that it can use that cycle to offer both heating and cooling. A ductless mini split is a heat pump, but does not use a central indoor unit or air ducts.

So How Does It Work without Ducts?

A ductless system utilizes an outdoor unit, along with individual indoor blower units. Typically, an outdoor unit will support up to 4 indoor units. These units are generally wall-mounted, and heat/cool the rooms in which they are installed directly. The indoor and outdoor units are connected via a simple conduit that contains power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines.

But Why Eliminate Ductwork?

There are a few benefits that you’ll enjoy by eliminating ductwork. First of all, it makes installing the system in existing homes far more convenient and straightforward. Another benefit is that you don’t have to worry about ducts leaking, and this is a big one. When air ducts leak, and they often do, homeowners generally aren’t aware of it. At least, not for some time. That can lead to serious energy loss and high energy costs.

Plus, you don’t just have to worry about air leaking out of air ducts. It is also possible for pollutants to make their way into the system. When that happens, the air ducts can then spread those pollutants throughout the entire house. This can drag down indoor air quality, leading to aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms.

Finally, there is the fact that choosing to use a ductless system can actually just help everyone in your home to live more comfortably. Zone control is an inherent feature of the ductless mini split, as each blower is controlled independently of the other. That means that you can maintain different temperatures in different areas of the house, helping to reduce arguments about temperature settings.

Contact Goettl Air Conditioning to schedule your ductless mini split services.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
Wyatt M.Wyatt M.
23:39 29 Feb 24
First rate service, Josh was a perfect professional and worked his tail off.
Michelle WoodallMichelle Woodall
23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.