You’ve probably heard a bit about ductless air conditioners, or mini-split ACs, by now. These systems that have been widely used in Europe and Asia for many years have gained significant popularity in the United States in recent years, and for good reason. Ductless AC systems come with a host of benefits that many homeowners find appealing, from high efficiency to versatility.
High Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest reasons people choose to go ductless is for energy efficiency. These systems come with higher SEER (efficiency) ratings than centralized systems, and they don’t have ductwork. This means that your AC system will never lose cool air to heat transfer as it travels through the ductwork. In addition, ductless air conditioners often last years longer than other AC systems, so you’ll save money on your monthly energy bills and on system replacements.
AC zoning is when you can control your home’s temperature by room or zone. This allows you to cool rooms that you use often differently than rooms that you hardly use. Not to mention, everyone can choose their preferred temperature and end the family thermostat wars! While you can pay a premium for a central AC system that allows zoning, ductless systems come with built-in zoning because each unit only cools one room. This allows for greater control of your home’s comfort as well as even more energy efficiency!
Because ductless AC units don’t require ductwork and simply need to be mounted on the wall, they offer a level of flexibility that central AC systems simply can’t match. This makes ductless systems perfect for a long list of unique cooling needs, including:
- Basements and attics
- Finished garages
- Home add-ons
- Historic homes with no room for ductwork
In many of these situations, homeowners face trying to increase their AC’s load and install new ductwork, but this often requires buying a bigger AC. With ductless systems, you can supplement your central AC without having to make major changes, saving time and money.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
While ductless systems prevent you from installing whole-home air quality products, they actually improve air quality in some ways. With multiple ductless units around your home, there will be more air filters catching dust and other debris in your air. The system will also completely remove the threat of air quality problems that comes with ductwork, which is often a home for debris buildup and even mold. Many allergy sufferers find relief with ductless systems.
If you’ve ever been in a home during central AC replacement, you know just how much of a hassle it is. Ductless systems don’t require nearly as much time or effort to install, and they’re less invasive. Ductless AC installation consists of installing the indoor unit and outdoor unit and connecting them with only a small hole drilled in the exterior wall for refrigerant lines. With this easy installation, you’ll have cool air again in no time!
The experts at Champion AC have years of experience installing ductless air conditioners, and we guarantee the quality of our installations. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your ductless installation.