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PTAC vs Ductless Mini Split, Which One is for me?

It is not difficult at all to purchase an air conditioner, let alone finding one to your liking. Many options are available and you would not lack of options. But choosing the right cooling and heating system for a specific space in your home, office, or commercial facility is not always easy as you would expect. If what you seek is a perfect match for your comfort needs, budget, and personal requirements, having a little idea about what the systems really are will go a long way in making a smart purchase. In this article, we’ll be looking at two unique systems that can both heat and cool a room using just one unit—the commonly used Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners or PTACs and the innovative ductless mini split system. What is Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC)? A packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) is a ductless, through-the-wall heating and cooling system [...]

2018-03-16T16:08:18-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on PTAC vs Ductless Mini Split, Which One is for me?

Simple Ways to Effectively Clean Your Ductless Mini Split?

If you are using a ductless mini split system at home and you want it to keep running smoothly, then cleaning the unit regularly should be one of your top priorities. Keeping your mini split clean at all times will make it last longer and operate better and more efficiently. Just like your other appliances and mechanical devices at home, your installed ductless mini split system can accumulate dirt, dust, molds, and grime. Long-use and exposure to elements impact their physical integrity and affect their efficiency and performance in the long run. As you probably know, a mini split system has two main components—the outdoor compressor/condenser unit and the indoor air handler or evaporator unit. It follows that cleaning the mini split system requires you to take care of both units. If you want to properly clean your ductless mini split system, you might need to observe a couple of [...]

2018-06-07T10:46:29-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on Simple Ways to Effectively Clean Your Ductless Mini Split?

How to Make Your Ductless Air Conditioner a Smart AC

Imagine finally having a chance to change the way you control your air conditioner. No more rolling of knobs. No more need to personally crank the thermostat up and down. And you don’t even have to be home either. You can be at your office or on the road. Or farther away. You can be out-of-state. Or you can be anywhere in the world, wondering if you’ve left your AC on. What if you don’t have to sweat it out anymore? What if all you have to do is push a button from your smartphone? What if you have a smart air conditioner? Comfort at Your Fingertips Experience teaches us that any amount of genuine sense of comfort requires a certain degree of control, and the same can be said when choosing the best climate control system inside our own homes. In this day and age when automation becomes the [...]

2018-03-16T15:40:23-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on How to Make Your Ductless Air Conditioner a Smart AC

Best Air Conditioner for Data Server Cooling

The growing relevance of cloud-based data solutions in various business applications has no doubt transcended across industries, which in lieu of the traditional methods of data processing, has created new channels for client engagement, information dissemination and learning, and business operations. This consequently enhanced the way IT infrastructures are designed and built, leading to the modern data center operations, which in many ways, lessen the burden on costs and management for various businesses and organizations. Typically built as a large room or building that houses computer servers, networking systems, cables, storage devices, and other types of IT equipment, a data center is a critical infrastructure that private companies, institutions, and government agencies use to run their mission-critical systems and cloud-based solutions. As a dedicated facility for IT operations, a data center runs the whole gamut of data processing, data storage, data management, data distribution, and other IT processes which are [...]

2018-03-16T15:44:38-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on Best Air Conditioner for Data Server Cooling

Single Zone vs Multi Zone, Which Ductless Air Conditioner is for me?

Say you’ve decided to install a ductless mini split system. After weighing all the pros and cons, you’re convinced that this is your best cooling and heating option for your home. And you have the money, or maybe a solid credit score to back your financing deal for an HVAC purchase. Basically, you’re ready—even anxious—to invest on a ductless system and get the ball rolling right away. Everything seems to be going well and perfect, except that you’re in a little bit of quandary. You’re not sure which one to choose for your ductless mini split application: Should you go for a single-zone or opt for a multi-zone? To help you come up with the best decision, this article answers the following important questions: 1. What is ductless mini split zoned cooling and heating? 2. How does zoned cooling and heating work? 3. What are the control options? 4. What [...]

2018-03-16T16:56:15-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on Single Zone vs Multi Zone, Which Ductless Air Conditioner is for me?

Central Air Conditioner Alternatives

When the summer heat hits its peak, who wouldn’t love the comfort of a centrally air conditioned home? It’s like a life-saver for many, especially those who live in a hotter part of the country. In the South, for instance, the Energy Department says 85% of homes use centralized air conditioning system. And 90% of new houses today are installed with this type of home HVAC solution. That’s how popular central air system is. The thing is, it’s like everyone’s go-to cooling solution, outside room air conditioners of course. But what if you learn that some alternatives to central air are available? To help you learn about the best alternative to your centralized AC system, this article aims to answer the following key questions: 1. What are the common concerns related to centralized air conditioning system? 2. Why do you need to substitute central air system with a better solution? [...]

2018-03-16T16:24:50-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on Central Air Conditioner Alternatives

Best Air Conditioner for a Dog House?

Air conditioner for your pooch’s home? Think about it! Well, why not? Mind you, we’re not talking here about those cutesy showpiece little pooch homes that are nothing more than backyard baubles or a garden gimcrack. What we mean is a real dog house where a real dog lives. Alright we know that most dogs now live indoors with the owners, but it’s not always the case. And even if it is, our furry friends have to occasionally go out and wander around in the backyard because, well, they just do. And after what seemingly an endless episode of running, and chasing, and playing, and knocking over pots and stuff, they come to you on a very hot day with their tongues out panting and gasping for air. The signs are hard to see most of the time, but notice how their bodies shake a little bit and how their [...]

2018-03-16T16:31:46-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on Best Air Conditioner for a Dog House?

The Right Air Conditioner for Your Shed

Amidst the growing demand for personal space, mounting attention to outdoor living, and the increasing need to escape from the hubbub and drudgeries of daily life, more and more people are looking for a place to relax and recharge. But it seems that we need not look far. Home improvement is going outdoors; right in the backyard. With home space becoming more valuable than ever, backyard sheds have been getting a lot of second looks. And well, a range of retrofit activities, as a matter of fact. Repurposed sheds are popping up in many backyards and it is a fad that has been going on for many years now. Across the country, many sheds today are turned into a multi-purpose facility—transformed from being a mere storage place into a new livable space where you can practically do anything. Modern sheds have become a home office, hobby hub, art studio, reading [...]

2018-06-21T20:56:28-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on The Right Air Conditioner for Your Shed

Man Cave Cooling & Heating

If you have one, then you know how that little space keeps you at peace, sane, and balanced; a place of your own where you can sneak in anytime, and the wife and kids can’t just barge in; a place where the fridge is full of beer and the game is always on. That’s right, a man cave. How cool does that sound? Basically, a little sanctuary where all of your fave stuff is in their right place—probably some of your old mementos in the wall, big HD TV for your dose of viewing entertainment (hello Super Bowl Sunday), a kegerator or a dry bar, a handy little kitchen, a comfy couch, some of your computer stuff and video games, and maybe even a comfortable bed so you’d not have to trudge back upstairs or downstairs when you feel like dosing off. As is often said, men will be men, [...]

2018-10-02T10:25:46-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on Man Cave Cooling & Heating

LG Single Zone Ductless Air Conditioner Review

LG duct-free cooling and heating systems for a single-zone application are among those with the highest rated performance and efficiencies in the market today. LG single-zone units comprise of four types of systems with varying styles, designs, and capacities. These solutions include the following:   The stylish, highly-efficient, and powerful high-wall, duct-free Art Cool™ systems that consist of Art Cool™ Gallery, Art Cool™ Premier, and Art Cool™ Mirror. Advanced and innovative, these cooling/heating systems are available a range of finishes that include a customizable picture area that enables you to place an artwork or photo. Powered by variable speed compressor, these units practically change the way indoor units are designed—aesthetic-wise. In terms of capacity and efficiency, LG Art Cool™ models are available up to 24,000 Btu/h and have efficiency ratings of up to 28 SEER. The elegant but highly economical Mega Inverter high wall duct-free units that are available up [...]

2018-06-07T10:31:01-05:00 Ductless Mini Splits 101|Comments Off on LG Single Zone Ductless Air Conditioner Review