Here in Asheville and its surrounding cities, summers tend to get hot, which means many homeowners are currently finding themselves cranking up the A/C in hopes of staying cool and comfortable. Unfortunately for some, this doesn’t always prove to be effective.

If you’re finding yourself feeling like your home is sticky and uncomfortable, rather than a cool, peaceful oasis, then it’s time to explore some new cooling options.

At Wright’s Hearth, Heat & Home, we’re known for installing ductless mini-split systems all throughout our service area, and they’ve proven to be a perfect fit for countless families! These systems are ideal for homes where the cooling system just isn’t cutting it. They’re also good for home additions or add-ons that don’t have access to the main ductwork system, as well as homes with non-ducted systems.

We think mini-split systems are a great option for those looking to resolve their cooling-related woes, but we get that they’re not the only option out there. We’ll go over the most common home cooling options there, so that you can see for yourself what would be the best for you!

Mini-Split Systems

Mini-split systems offer a lot of advantages. For one thing, they’re perfect for zone cooling, ensuring the rooms you’re occupying are comfortable, while any empty rooms aren’t left getting cooled for no reason. And each “zone” has its own thermostat, so everyone can adjust temperatures based on their own preferences.

Mini-split units are also known for their high efficiency levels and for being much less expensive than installing ductwork all throughout the home. (If you’re living in a ductless home, this will always be the more affordable option.) Not to mention, lots of ductwork means lots of maintenance. A ductless system will give you less to worry about as a homeowner.

Mini-Split Systems

Mini-split systems offer a lot of advantages. For one thing, they’re perfect for zone cooling, ensuring the rooms you’re occupying are comfortable, while any empty rooms aren’t left getting cooled for no reason. And each “zone” has its own thermostat, so everyone can adjust temperatures based on their own preferences.

Mini-split units are also known for their high efficiency levels and for being much less expensive than installing ductwork all throughout the home. (If you’re living in a ductless home, this will always be the more affordable option.) Not to mention, lots of ductwork means lots of maintenance. A ductless system will give you less to worry about as a homeowner.

Mr. Cool DIY Multi-Zone Mini Split AC Unit

To top it off, they’re easy to install and there’s little waste involved, empowering you to save money on your energy bills month to month.

Window Air Conditioners

Investing in window air conditioners for your home can be an effective and low-cost way to keep your home cooler. They don’t take up a ton of space, they’re easy to install, and they can be placed in various areas throughout your home.

If you’re living in an apartment or know you’re going to be moving soon, but still need relief from the summer heat, these might be a good option – and you can take them with you when you relocate!

Central Air Systems

If you have a bigger home, a central air system will ensure that cool air is able to easily travel to all areas of the property. Central air systems also have a lot of options when it comes to integration with air quality products, ensuring the air you breathe is free of potentially harmful materials.

If you do go this route, it’s important to have your ductwork regularly inspected by an HVAC specialist, as mold, air pollutants, and other harmful materials could build up in your ducts.

Evaporative Coolers

Evaporative coolers work by drawing in outside air, passing it through water-soaked pads, and then pushing it back out into your space. They are inexpensive to install, energy-efficient, good for the environment, and growing in popularity!

Keep in mind, though, that they’ll need regular (monthly) maintenance on your part, and they constantly use water to function, so that may make an impact on your water usage.

Old-Fashioned Fans

Then, there’s always the more old-fashioned approach to cooling your home – fans all throughout it! Both window fans and ceiling fans use very little energy, are easy to operate, and can make a noticeable difference when it comes to keeping you more comfortable on those hotter days.

More About Our Mini-Split Systems

Now, if you’ve decided that a mini-split system would be best for you, great! We offer a wide range of products, so you’re sure to find exactly what you need based on your unique setup. All models are corrosion-resistant and programmable, and have low ambient cooling, leak detection, a Follow Me® function, louver position memory, and auto-restart functions.

And a few of our models have even more on top of it! If you’re looking for quiet running technology, a timer function that’s easy to program, and auto swing, where you can set the airflow to your specific needs and preferences, then we’ve got you covered there, too.

Basically… whatever you need, we’re certain we can help.

We Specialize in Home Comfort

Whether you need hearth or outdoor products, chimney or fireplace services, gas piping, or that mini-split A/C unit we’re certain you’re now longing for, we’re here to help! Our experts are licensed, insured, NFI-certified, and members of both the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and the North Carolina Chimney Sweep Association.

We know our stuff, and we’re passionate about keeping homeowners safer and more comfortable in their homes with every passing year. Call today to learn more about your options and to book your next appointment!

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