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As temperatures rise, so does your utility bill. Here in Florida, it can feel like a constant battle to stay ahead of the heat in your home. Traditional HVAC units rely on one air conditioning system to cool air for your entire house, traveling throughout your home in air ducts. That means that it needs to use enough power to push the air to the correct room, which might be all the way across the house. More energy used turns into higher energy bills or trying to sweat the heat. Fortunately, ductless mini-split air conditioning offers a cost-saving alternative to traditional HVAC systems. Learn more about the cost-saving benefits from the experts at Chill Squad.

What is Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning?

Unlike a standard HVAC duct system, ductless mini-split air conditioning consists of multiple units that operate individually. Each mini-split has its own compressor and fan to deliver cool air exactly where you need it. You aren’t confined to areas with vents since you can choose where to install the unit in each room. In addition, they use much less electricity because the high-powered fans blow air into your room directly from the compressor instead of traveling through a system of ducts to reach you. 

We recommend a ductless system over window AC units all the time. While they look and work similarly, a mini-split is less costly and much more efficient. Plus, window units don’t tend to last as long as a ductless AC system, which can last up to three times as long. 


-A ductless mini-split air conditioning system may cost more upfront, but the cumulative costs make it worth it. Without duct installation or repair to think about, you can take off one big chunk of change from the final bill. Then, after time, you’ll see how the mini-split uses less electricity to save on your energy bill every month. 

-Using less electricity is better for your wallet and the environment! If you’re looking for an environmentally conscious way to stay cool this year, then a ductless system is the way to go. You can choose which rooms need cooling by shutting off the unit, not just closing a vent. As an added bonus, relying on individual units over an HVAC system or window unit reduces your average energy consumption by up to 30%!

-Older homes can benefit from a ductless AC since many simply don’t have the room for ductwork. Those with allergies also prefer ductless mini-split air conditioning. Because ducts can trap allergens and circulate them throughout your home, eliminating the source of an allergic attack keeps the air purer. 

-When it comes to vents, they aren’t always located in the most convenient part of the room. Mini-splits, however, can be installed in a variety of locations for focused cooling or heating. We’ve installed them in walls, ceilings, and even an outdoor unit. You can also save on electricity by turning off units in rooms that you might not use as often.

-Another cost-saving benefit you won’t notice right away is that your mini-splits are made to last. Your ductless system will last dozens of years with proper care and maintenance. Plus, if one happens to break, you only need to repair or replace that singular unit. 

-Individual units give you access to individual controls. You can change the temperature of a room easily, and it cools much faster. Instead of waiting for your single-unit system to kick on and make it to your room, a mini-split unit cools more directly. 


-As we mentioned before, the upfront cost of installing ductless AC is often higher than that of a traditional HVAC system. Because they’re installed in your walls and ceilings, you need to rely on experienced professionals who know what they’re doing. 

-It’s not the mechanics of the repair that are always the problem, but the logistics. If your unit needs repair, you might need to call an expert to remove it from your wall to inspect it and fix the problem. That makes repairs more invasive in some homes, but you can invest in monthly or yearly inspections to keep each unit up to date. 

-Ductless units are flexible enough to fit many spaces, but they aren’t ideal for all layouts. Low ceilings or specific architecture don’t give much room for installation. 

Considering Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning?

If you’re thinking about investing in a ductless system, Chill Squad can help! We’re Southwest Florida’s trusted source for all things AC, and we can help you choose a system custom-fit to your home. First, tell us what you need for your home. Then our licensed and insured experts will select the units with the correct amount of cooling power for your home – all with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today to find out why we’re #1 for HVAC services in Fort Myers!

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