Is a Ductless Air Conditioner Right for Me?
Ductless air conditioners, also known as mini-splits, enable cooling in rooms without ducting or vents. If you have an older home with no furnace ducts or a newer tiny home without a source of heating or cooling, this type of system might just be perfect for you.
How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work?
A ductless air conditioner can be put up in individual rooms to cool only the areas you want. An outdoor compressor removes the hot air by releasing it outside. The individual room units link up to the main compressor to be an efficient, economical cooling system.
When compared to a traditional air conditioner, a mini-split stands out for its quiet operation and energy efficiency. The units also blend in with existing decor to create a modern, pleasing appearance. They can even be mounted on the ceiling or floor to be unobtrusive.
Can a Ductless System Cool the Whole House?
Although it works in smaller spaces, a ductless air conditioner can cool an entire house from basement to attic. With a ductless system, individual air handlers are connected to an outdoor compressor that can typically support up to eight handlers in a single home. If your system is sized properly, you’ll have no problem cooling a larger house.
Reasons to Choose a Ductless System
Ductless systems are very energy efficient, which means they will save you money on your utility bill. Also, because you are able to adjust temperatures in each room with an air handler, you can cool only rooms that are occupied. This flexible cooling leads to even more cost savings. Newer systems can save you as much as 30% on your utility bills.
Additionally, because there are no complex ductwork systems to install, adding a mini-split to your home is relatively simple. Installation is faster and costs are lower because you only need a 3-inch hole for the conduit. With no complicated ducts to install, the system can be up and running in a few hours in some cases.
At High Country HVAC, we install ductless systems and can keep them in good working order throughout their lifespan. We also offer a full range of services for ducted HVAC units. You can even turn to us for indoor air quality solutions. Contact us today for more information.