If you owned a mini-split in Loveland, CO, you could benefit in many ways from it. It all depends, though, on your situation. A mini-split AC makes the most sense for those who already have central cooling in their home but have, for example, added a new room. Those who want a garage, tool shed, or other outbuilding cooled can rely on this system, too. However, there are times when going ductless is a good idea, even when whole-house cooling is the goal.

Let’s say you own a home of some historic value. You wouldn’t be able to preserve its structural integrity with invasive ductwork. In that case, mini-splits are your only option. Or maybe you’re building a home from the ground up. Having a series of ductless air handlers in those rooms that will see the most use may be preferable to central AC. We’ll explain below why.