My home in Lakeland, Florida, provides over 2,500 square feet of living space.
It has been remodeled and updated many times over the years.
Although the house is outfitted with central ductwork, there aren’t sufficient vents in some of the rooms to achieve ideal comfort. There are areas of the house that would often feel overheated and sticky in the summer. The only way to target those rooms was to overcool the rest of the house. I looked into several different options to remedy the problem. The simplest and most effective investment was the installation of a ductless multi-split system. The system consists of a single outdoor unit that links to eight separate indoor air handlers. The air handlers are compact, mounted up high on the wall and operate quietly. Each one features an independent thermostat that allows customized temperature settings in the individual rooms. Because the ductless system is a heat pump, it provides both heating and cooling. While we rarely require the heating feature, the air conditioner is especially helpful. For such streamlined components, the ductless system is surprisingly powerful. It features inverter technology that automatically adjusts output to the changing demands of the home, providing a consistent temperature and combating excess humidity. Ductless systems are especially energy efficient, keeping running costs very reasonable. I like that the whole installation process was completed within a matter of hours and without any major disruption to the home. The equipment is streamlined and unobtrusive. I can adjust temperature, fan speed and even the direction of airflow by way of an app on my smartphone or a cordless remote.