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It seems that years ago when certain conditions for financing homes particularly after WWII, when thousands of our troops came back home and began to start families and buy hundreds of row homes, the only consideration for comfort was to ensure that homes had HEATING.  (Ductless Mini Splits where not even around yet) This is enshrined in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements that in order to be eligible for financing a home, it has to have a certified inspection by a licensed professional that says that the Furnace (central, wall mount or any time of heating source) is operational and will work after the deal is closed.

Now fast forward to 2017, you can either agree with Global Warming or not, but the fact is that it is getting Hotter in the summer, many more days that have broken the Heat Records and lots of hot sunny days in many parts of the country that had not experienced such record heat waves.  Cities like San Diego, Los Angeles and across to Texas and Louisiana, hundreds of stories of heat stroke and even some preventable fatalities (in the case of a Texas nursing home that over 20 people died because of the record heat and the air conditioning was done).

An inexpensive and great improvement in the indoor air comfort and quality of life enhancement can be a ductless Mini Split Heat Pump air conditioner.  Here are some reasons why:

  1. These systems are more affordable than traditional central systems.
  2. They can be installed almost in any space
  3. Cooling and Heating are more efficient with ductless systems
  4. They don’t require ducting so can be installed in many older homes with no ducts whatsoever
  5. Ductless mini split air conditioner heat pumps are more quiet and energy efficient
  6. Mini split air conditioners can COOL or HEAT so the comfort can be had all year round.
  7. Professional installation of ductless mini split air conditioners are faster than central systems

These are just a few of the many advantages of installing or having professional mini split installation included as part of your purchase, but the driving advantage is the more accessible price tag on mini splits compared to central ducted air conditioning or heating systems.

In San Diego for example, a professionally installed ductless mini split air conditioning system could help battle the Heat Wave it experienced this summer and into October of 2017.  Cities that suffered the Heat Wave like Chula Vista, Bonita, North Park, South Park, Hillcrest, Mission Bay, Imperial Beach, Solana Beach, National City, Eastlake, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, El Cajon, Spring Valley… all could benefit from ductless mini split air conditioning heat pump systems to keep COOL and COMFORTABLE all year round!

Louis sits on the Board of Directors of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and represents over 60,000 hvac professionals and technicians in the industry. A former Mayor and County Supervisor, his main focus is on Energy Efficiency programs to help consumers save energy and keep more of their hard earned money rather than paying more to the utilities.