How a Ductless Air Conditioner Can Change The Way You Stay Cool This Summer
It is common to see new air conditioning installation requests this time of year, as homeowners prepare for the summer heat that’s just around the corner. So, as you begin looking for a newer unit, consider replacing your existing one with a ductless air conditioner this spring. What exactly is a ductless system? You may have heard the term before, but aren’t quite sure what benefits these units carry. Let’s take a look!
What Does Ductless Mean?
A traditional central air conditioning system generates air throughout the home by blowing cool air into a single location. The air is then carried into the other rooms through a system of ductwork, releasing the air through vents. A ductless HVAC system will also create airflow throughout the entire home, but the system is comprised of multiple, smaller units installed within individual rooms. There is no singular area for the air to gather and disperse.
- No Ductwork
Not every home can support the ductwork required for central air conditioning. Ductless offers homeowners a great alternative to inefficient window or portable units. Plus, ductless units are much easier to install than a system that requires air ducts and unlike window units, they only require small holes drilled into your walls. The small holes help create less overall air leakage.
- Financially Friendly
There are a few reasons ductless air condition systems are good for your wallet. The first is that they are highly energy efficient. Traditional ductwork systems can cause homeowners a 25 percent energy loss. Ductless systems have inverter-driven compressors that speed up and slow down based on heating and cooling needs throughout the home. Traditional compressors shut off entirely and restarting the system is where you end up wasting a lot of that energy.
The second reason is that since ductless air conditioners allow for the heating and cooling of individual rooms, there is no need to put as much demand on your HVAC system. Together these benefits will help you see lower cooling bills this summer.
- Control Cooling
No more fighting over the temperature of your home with the rest of the family. Ductless systems provide zoned heating and cooling through the multiple units. Someone watching television in the living room may not want as much cool air blowing on them as someone cooking in the kitchen, making it much easier to please everyone when you go ductless.
Having the ability to control your cooling in specific rooms will also put less wear and tear on your system and help with maintenance costs down the road. Just remember to keep up with the proper amount of maintenance, even when lessened, to help increase the system’s lifespan.
- Less Noisy
We’ve all been around an air conditioning unit that just drives you crazy due to buzzing or clanking. Your ductless air conditioner remains quiet while operating and allows for a peaceful, properly cooled environment.
- Enhanced Air Quality
The absence of ductwork in your home means that dust, dirt, pet hair, and other debris won’t find their way into your living space. Air ducts that have been breached can open the system up to these air contaminants and cause issues. Ductless systems are especially useful to those who suffer from allergies or asthma. Who isn’t looking for clean air in their home?
Are you ready to switch to a ductless air conditioning system before summer? Contact the professionals at Piper Heating & Cooling for a free estimate on new installation and to find out if a ductless HVAC system is right for your home.