Summer may have seemed like a bit of a blur this year, but we’re still in store for plenty of warm weather. That being said, is your air conditioner in good shape, or is it time for you to start considering an upgrade?
If you chose the latter, you’d do well to consider the installation of a ductless air conditioner, which also happens to be a ductless heater, to boot. The thing is, if your current air conditioner is struggling, then you are settling. You’re settling for poor performance, higher than necessary energy bills, and decreased comfort. So read on as we explore ductless systems and why you may want to consider one this year.
All About Going Ductless
Have you ever wondered what all this ductless talk is about? They’re growing in popularity, but ductless systems, also referred to as mini-splits, aren’t all that common yet. Here’s a quick crash course!
Ductless systems are heat pumps. This means they can both heat and cool from the same unit. Ductless systems are different from traditional heat pumps though, in that they don’t require ducts! Instead, they operate from individual air handlers installed in the rooms where you’ll need them. These air handlers can be operated independently of one another, allowing for personalized comfort for every member of your household.
Considering Ductless Installation Yet?
You may find a lot of articles online about how to choose the best air conditioner, but we want to examine why a ductless system may be best for your specific home. By going ductless, you will get:
- Better Comfort: Have you ever noticed that certain areas of your home stay hot even though you set the thermostat low and run your AC all day? Sometimes certain parts of your living space need a little something extra. Ductless systems help you focus cooling on one section of your home rather than blasting conditioned air through your entire home.
- Energy and Cost Savings: Like we mentioned above, with ductless air handlers, you don’t have to cool down your whole home when you don’t need to. This will effectively help you save energy. Subsequently, you’ll save money that you’d otherwise be spending on costly utility bills.
- Versatile Use: Ductless systems both heat and cool the home. With heat pump technology, there is a reversing valve inside the system that allows you to use the system for both purposes. Plus, ductless systems are perfect for climates like ours–hot summers and mild winters!
- Space-Saving Installation: With a traditional central air conditioner, you have to have an outdoor unit and bulky indoor unit installed as well. With a ductless system, on the other hand, you have a small outdoor unit that connects to up to 4 indoor air handlers. These air handlers can be mounted high up on the wall out of your way, while providing you with powerful and efficient cooling.