Ductless air conditioning–ever heard of it? It’s exactly what it sounds like: air conditioning without having to run ductwork throughout the house.
What are ductless air conditioners?
Also referred to as ductless mini-split systems, these sleek machines are easy and quick to install, often very quiet, and feature a modern, simple design that can fit any decor style. Great for small spaces, these air conditioners are wall-mounted units that are connected to an outside unit via refrigerant lines, making their installation quite simple when compared to central air installations.
What are the benefits of a ductless system?
Ductless systems have many benefits for small spaces. Wondering if this system is right for you? Let’s find out…
Fast installation. Since ductless systems have no ducts, the installation process is lightyears faster than it would be otherwise. Traditional HVAC systems are large and take a lot of work, time, and labor to install. Ductless systems, however, can be installed same-day, meaning there’s little to no waiting around for air conditioners, and can even cost less in labor costs if paying by the hour. Another great plus side to this fact is that ductless air conditioners can be the perfect solution when adding extensions to the home. When adding a new room, it can be more cost-effective and less time-consuming to install ductless air in the new addition.
Very little maintenance is required. Of course, any air conditioning system is going to require some maintenance. However, the maintenance required for a ductless system is far less than that of a complete HVAC system. For these simple machines, it’s very important to keep air filters clean and make sure both the indoor and outdoor unit’s vents are unobstructed by walls or debris, which is something any homeowner is able to do with ease. Otherwise, these ductless systems don’t require the same high level of maintenance as HVAC systems, like maintaining ductwork.
Better air quality. Without ducts, the air in your home is much less likely to be contaminated with dust, dirt, and other pollutants. If someone in the home suffers from asthma or COPD, ductless air conditioners can provide higher-quality clean air to all with ease. With its multilayered filtration system, ductless air conditioners are a wonderful addition to any home with sensitive respiratory systems.
Personalization. How often do we rejoice when we can crank our personal hotel air conditioner down to 68 at night? It’s the best. With a ductless system, you can have this personalization in every room. This personalized temperature control can keep everyone happy in their own perfected environment.
They can be more energy efficient. Since these units are in each room, you can easily cut the air in rooms in use while keeping others running, which is simply not possible with central air. Likewise, without ducts, there is no running the risk of cracked ductwork which allows air to escape, which causes a central air unit to kick on much more frequently, thus using up otherwise unnecessary energy. Without ducts, you have no need to worry about all the invisible factors that could make your unit function inefficiently.
The bottom line
Ductless air conditioners can be awesome for spaces that are at or under 2,000 square feet. They’re versatile and offer great personalization power to each person in the household. They are fast and easy to install, offer cleaner air, take up a fraction of the space, and can save you money in energy and in maintenance.
If your home is of the larger variety, ductless air conditioners may not be the way to go, as central air is more suited for larger spaces.
Interested in a consultation about ductless air conditioners? Need guidance or maintenance with your current central air or ductless air conditioning system? Please, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Any one of our experienced technicians would love to chat with you about all the benefits and what we can do to help you every step of the way.
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