As opposed to traditional HVAC systems, ductless air conditioners don't create air flow via air ducts throughout the home but rather from individual units installed in the ceilings or walls of individual rooms. Learn why ductless air conditioning is your ideal home cooling solution.
Individual Room Temperature Control
Unlike traditional air conditioners that are placed in windows or vent systems that distribute air throughout the entire home, ductless AC allows you to control which rooms receive air conditioning as well as the temperature in each room.
How? Each ductless installation has its own thermostat, so rooms you don't use often can be turned off while rooms you are always in can be turned on for the most efficient temperature settings. If you want your kitchen cool but your bedroom slightly warmer, for example, this can be achieved with a ductless air conditioning system.
Since you don't have to cool every room in your home with ductless AC if you don't want to (such as the basement, which is naturally cool on its own) you save money on energy costs. Save even more money by turning the thermostat in the rooms you do use up a few degrees when you are not home and turning unused rooms off entirely.
Maintaining a traditional HVAC system for the home involves having the ducts cleaned regularly to remove debris, pollen, hair, and other air pollutants. Furthermore, the units (which are typically kept outside) have to be inspected each season before use to make sure they are in safe condition for use.
With a ductless system, there are less components to worry about. Other than having the thermostat checked periodically, the maintenance with this type of system is relatively minimal.
You decide which rooms have a ductless system installed in them for keeping your home cool. If you live in a studio apartment or a smaller condo, a ductless system can be cheaper to install than a much larger HVAC system. If your home is larger, you can save money by alternating rooms that need air conditioning in them to keep your home cool with the least amount of initial investment.
An HVAC contractor like those with Jahnke Heating & Air will help you compare the pros and cons of traditional HVAC systems, ductless systems, and window-installed AC units to keep your home cool. Your budget will be a determining factor in deciding which type of unit is best for your property.