Undated (WXOW) - Keeping the house cool during the summer is a top priority for most homeowners. Some people will turn to central air or a window unit for heat relief, but a ductless air conditioner can also help.
Ductless air conditioners work best in situations where you may not have ductwork, like a sunroom, or in areas where running ductwork is difficult. They are also ideal for rooms where your HVAC system isn't keeping the air at a comfortable temperature.
"A ductless air conditioner can cost about $1,500 to $2,000 per ton of cooling capacity," said Angie's List founder, Angie Hicks. "But you need to remember while these systems are more expensive, not having the ductwork can be a little bit more efficient than a traditional air conditioner because you lose about 20% of the efficiency from the ductwork."
Some ductless systems also provide heat. You may need to purchase a separate heat pump, but some models come with heat strips already installed.