Ductwork helps keeps most modern buildings cool in the summer and warm in the warm.
But many old homes weren’t built ‘duct-friendly’.
Brannon Woodall with Bob Woodall Air Care Systems says don’t sweat it.
“A lot of houses have really tight attics or crawl spaces that would require a lot of extra time and effort to put in a unit. In a lot of playrooms and sunrooms, we use a lot of the mini-splits.”
Woodall says mini-splits require no ductwork and can actually save you money on your power bill.
Businesses in Spanish Lakes are using central air, but Joel Raley with Bob Woodall Air Care Systems says regular maintenance on those can save money on your electric bill, too.
“You can keep these running as close to new as possible if we can catch small things before they become larger things.”
New or old, Woodall says there are ways to play it safe and keep your bill down.
“The easiest thing to do is to bump [the thermostat] up a few degrees. So if you've got it set on 71, bump it up to 73 or 74. Don’t go up to 79, only a few degrees, because it has to work twice as hard to maintain the level you're comfortable at.”