Ductless Split Unit or Additional Central A/C??


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Old 05-27-08, 09:00 AM
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Ductless Split Unit or Additional Central A/C??

We have a two story home with a single A/C unit and the upstairs is never cool enough.
What do you think is the better option to keep the upstairs cool, a wall mounted Ductless Split Unit or an additional central unit that uses the existing duct work for the upstairs?
Thanks for the advise.
 
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Old 05-27-08, 01:42 PM
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How about a 2nd unit that has its own duct that is sized for the area it is trying to cool!
 
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Old 05-28-08, 05:58 AM
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So, you would advise against the Ductless Split Unit and go with a complete 2nd unit?
The upstairs room has 4 vents and 1 return vent. Should we use those with the new 2nd unit?
 
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Old 05-28-08, 06:36 AM
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It depends on how the area is laid out up there.. If it's a multi bedrooms and the doors are going to be closed, then a unit with duct would be better.

If it's one large room, the go mini.

I wouldn't use the current duct since I am gussing they are on the floor not in the attic?? If they are in the attic, then you could, but what would you do for heat source?

Mini-split are not cheap, but they do work very well, and quiet! Nice thing about it, you won't need to cut a bunch of holes in the ceiling for vents if you were to go with ducted unit.
 
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Old 05-29-08, 05:56 AM
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Thanks for the replies.
It is a single large room. The ducts are in the attic and come through the walls, there would be no trouble accessing them if that is the best option.
For heat, we could get a heat pump, but it is usually pretty warm up there even in the winter.
Our local electric company (GA Power) is offering a $400 rebate on new installs of heat pumps.
 
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goductless

ductless is a much better way to go, easier install, cheaper, an way more efficient. look into the mr slim units, they have up to 23 seer equipment.
 
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Old 06-19-08, 12:54 PM
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The ductless mini splits also come in heat pump configuration and are eligible for DOE rebates depending on your state.
Tom
 
 

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