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How to Hide Your Mini-Split Ductless AC With Interior Design

April 27, 2017

Ductless mini-split systems are a fantastic way to convert window ACs to central air without retro-fitting ductwork. But the in-room units might displease some Clermont, Florida, homeowners, because they’re clearly visible, unlike hidden ductwork. Though you can’t cover up ductless units, you can incorporate clever interior design to help draw the eye away from them.

Put up Wall Shelves

Create a wall shelf design across the wall where your indoor unit will be installed. Incorporate the ductless system into the wall shelves by installing a shelf under the unit so that it appears to be sitting on the shelf. You can even extend the shelf beyond the unit so you can put other things on it. When the entire wall has shelves displaying books and other objects, the mini-split won’t be as noticeable.

Build a Bookshelf Around It

Custom bookshelves and built-in TV stands can look stylish and attractive when done right. Build one floor-to-ceiling unit, and use a top compartment to house your mini-split ductless unit. Don’t forget to leave a few inches of space around it for ventilation. Be sure the other shelves are divided and of varying heights to give it a modern look. Chances are, people won’t even notice that ductless system until they’ve looked at the other items on your shelves.

Paint the Walls to Match

Ductless units come in several neutral colors, such as white and gray. Head to the hardware store and find a paint that matches your ductless unit. When it’s the same color as the wall around it, an observer’s eye won’t immediately go to it. Also, painting one wall gray is a great way to create a neutral accent wall in a room.

When making the switch to ductless, discuss unit placement with your Sun Kool technician. Whether you already have some design tricks in mind or not, we can work with you to find the perfect spot for your unit. Call us at 205-209-4246 .

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