Ductless systems, also known as mini-split systems, are ideal for use in homes and businesses without ductwork. They can also be used to extend cooling into areas where a duct system does not currently run, such as a new addition. If your home or business uses a non-ducted heating system, such as radiant heat, ductless air conditioning systems can be installed to add cooling to the space without running ductwork.
Ductless Systems: The benefits
Ductless cooling systems offer many benefits. Ductless systems can be used to create zoned cooling systems to offer individual cooling for various areas of a home or business. Without air flowing through a duct system, ductless systems eliminate energy loss, which can stem from duct leaks and other duct issues. They offer flexible installation options and can be discreetly mounted flush in a drop ceiling or hung from a wall or ceiling.
They're easy to install. These cooling systems can be installed in much less time than it takes to put in central air conditioning. A two-person crew would need at least a week to install the ductwork and other components of a central air conditioning system. A ductless minisplit system could be installed from start to finish in a day.
They don't take up much space. Their compact size makes ductless AC units perfect for cooling small living spaces, such as apartments and dorm rooms. They're also great for cooling individual rooms in larger homes, particularly basements and attics, which are usually not ventilated well. Also, ductless air conditioners are easy to store because of their small size.
They're easy to operate. Most ductless air conditioners have a remote control that enables you to easily increase or lower the temperature of the air coming from your unit. Feeling too cold in bed? You can adjust the room temperature with your remote control, without getting out of the covers. Try doing that with a central air conditioning system.
They're cost-effective. Ductless air conditioners use considerably less power than traditional air conditioners, which saves on your energy bill. In addition, if you use multiple units, you can control the individual room temperatures in your house, which is more energy efficient than using a central air conditioning system to cool the whole house.
They're quiet. Traditional air conditioners can make a lot of noise, but ductless ones are quiet. The noise they make is usually no more than a quiet hum. It amounts to background noise that is easily drowned out by conversation, music and television.
A ductless air conditioner system is worth thinking about for the advantages mentioned above. Call us to find out if ductless air conditioning is right for your property.