Ductless air conditioning systems are incredibly effective at cooling homes. They’re a unique example of how advancing technology has given us a new solution for homes where ductwork just isn’t an option.
For many homeowners who had homes that were either too small or too old for air duct installation, heavy-duty air conditioning just wasn’t an option. Families like these had to live with window air conditioner units, which are hardly considered an effective method of air conditioning. It was a harsh reality back ten or twenty years ago, but with the advent of the ductless AC system, things have changed for the better. Luckily, ductless AC installation in Albuquerque, NM is prevalent and easily available by professionals like us.
We’re writing today to inform homeowners that might not know about these systems. We’ll talk about some of the advantages they provide and why you might be the perfect partner for a ductless system.
Why Go Ductless?
So, if you’re a homeowner with no ducts in your home, it might be an easy decision to go with a ductless mini split installation. However, if you’re a homeowner that’s previously utilized traditional methods of air conditioning, like a central air conditioner, then you’re probably wondering why you’d ever read up on a ductless system.
Well, funny enough, ductless air conditioning systems are efficiency and cost-effective regardless of whether you have air ducts or not. Sure, they’re a great solution for someone without ducts, but they’re also more efficient and convenient than central air conditioners, which is why their initial pricetag is usually higher. How are they more efficient? Well, we’ll get into it below!
If you look at the SEER ratings for air conditioners, you’ll notice that ductless systems tend to be higher on the SEER scale than conventional systems like central AC systems. This isn’t a fluke. Central air conditioners can lose a lot of treated air in the air ducts of a home, especially through ducts that aren’t sealed or repaired on a regular basis. This can amount to almost 30% of treated air lost through leaking ducts.
Ductless mini splits function with individual air handlers instead of a centralized system as well. This means your AC can provide customized cooling to different areas of your home, allowing you to lower the output in rooms that you don’t spend much time in. That leads to higher efficiency and more savings for you!
Do you remember the old days where the family would fight over the thermostat temperature? Sometimes on the hottest of days it would boil down to a family vote, or an argument over what temperature it should be rather than what temperature it is. This might be more of a recent memory for some families.
Ductless mini splits function with multiple air handlers in your home, which means different rooms can be cooled to specific temperatures. There’s simply no more reason to fight over temperatures if you’ve got access to individual temperature controls!
For your ductless mini split installation, call First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc. Quality work, exuberant service.