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Using Both Central AC and Ductless Mini-Splits in Your Home

Can You Use a Mini-Split with a Central AC Unit?

Considering how hot the Ogden area can get in the summer, it’s essential to have a cooling system that works well throughout your home.

While it may seem counter-intuitive to use both a central air conditioner and a ductless AC system at the same time, there are several instances where the combination can dramatically improve your comfort and your home’s energy efficiency.

Use a Ductless Air Conditioner to Cool One Area More Than Others

Many central AC systems, especially older models, cool your entire home to the same temperature. This works well for many homes, but in some cases, you may want one room cooler than the others. A cool bedroom can make sleeping easier, and for those with respiratory conditions like asthma or COPD, hot, humid air can make it hard to breathe.

Or, perhaps you’d like to save energy by cooling the family room more than the rest of the home. Adding a ductless AC unit can create a separate zone that’s cooler than other areas without the cost of replacing your central AC or adding a zoning system to older ductwork.

Cooling an Addition to Your Home

If you’ve built an addition or have finished the attic in your Ogden home, there’s a good chance your current AC unit can’t cool both the new and existing areas efficiently.

Rather than replacing an otherwise good central AC unit or shortening its life span by running it constantly, adding a ductless mini-split can keep the new living area comfortable without significantly affecting the performance or efficiency of your current air conditioning system.

Insufficient AC Capacity or Inconsistent Cooling

If your current air conditioning system has trouble cooling your home or providing consistent temperatures throughout, especially on the second floor, adding a ductless mini-split can be a great way to improve the comfort and efficiency of your home without investing in a new, more effective central AC system.

This is a good option for homes with an undersized or older air conditioning system that still runs well. If the air conditioner is over 15 years old or has an outdated refrigerant like R-22, however, replacing the central air conditioner may be your best choice.

Air Conditioning Installation, Replacement & Upgrades in Ogden, UT

Whether you’re adding a ductless AC unit to your home, installing a zoning system, or considering a full AC replacement in the Ogden area, our team at Mountain Home Services Conditioning & Heating would be happy to help.

We can recommend the best AC installation or upgrade options for your needs and the ideal central AC or ductless AC system for your budget and efficiency requirements.

We offer complete heating, cooling, and air quality services throughout the Ogden area, and we feature free installation estimates, upfront pricing, great financing options, and skilled, NATE-certified technicians. With over a decade of service in the area, you can count on us for all your heating and cooling needs.

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