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Old 05-17-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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I was looking into getting central air conditioning for my ranch style home and was told that a ductless system may be a better option since I have a one level home. I was also told that it would be cheaper also and more efficient since you choose which rooms to cool. Anyone have any experience with ductless systems? Any recommendations?
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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we're getting one simply because I don't want to deal with duct work. in reality it doesn't seem much cheaper than usual central air. the units in the house also don't look great but it's a better option than window units
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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kunk10: Do you mind if I ask how much they are asking for the whole job? What brand did you go with? How many square feet are you cooling? How many wall units?
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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FYI, they also make combination multi-zone split systems where multiple ductless units could also be combined with ducted air handlers. seems this type of system would work for older homes where you still want ducting in some areas to avoid that thing hanging on the wall but the ductless would work in areas where its appearance is less important.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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iirc it's fujitsu. 2 units, 5 in wall units, 10k


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kunk10: Do you mind if I ask how much they are asking for the whole job? What brand did you go with? How many square feet are you cooling? How many wall units?
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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maybe i should look into this, thx. also looking into reciprocal system where energy from cooling can heat my pool

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FYI, they also make combination multi-zone split systems where multiple ductless units could also be combined with ducted air handlers. seems this type of system would work for older homes where you still want ducting in some areas to avoid that thing hanging on the wall but the ductless would work in areas where its appearance is less important.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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After doing a little research online I saw that there were units that go in the ceiling to look like central air instead of the ones that go on the wall. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about those?
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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I was looking into getting central air conditioning for my ranch style home and was told that a ductless system may be a better option since I have a one level home. I was also told that it would be cheaper also and more efficient since you choose which rooms to cool. Anyone have any experience with ductless systems? Any recommendations?
I have no idea some of the air conditioning service in your place but if you are living in indianapolis, i can recommend you one with this video heating and cooling indianapolis indiana - Van Valer customer review - YouTube
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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After doing a little research online I saw that there were units that go in the ceiling to look like central air instead of the ones that go on the wall. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about those?

We have this in our teen room here at work . ITs basically looks like a bigger airconditioning output thats in most offices except a little bigger all around.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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Bravo, we have a ranch home and only got central air on our main floor, not in the basement. It only took 8 hours to put the ducts in and a few hours the next day for the electrician to do the wiring. Everything was around $6700...best decision we ever made. We personally are not crazy about the ductless units...central after looks so much nicer.We got a bunch of estimates but Able Air had the best price and they were wonderful.
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