You may have heard about Ductless AC and wonder how they compare to a traditional Air Conditioning unit. In this blog we will tell you more about a ductless air conditioning system and layout the advantages so that you can make an informed decision when it comes time to upgrade your Air Conditioning System.
Known by several names, a Ductless AC is sometimes referred to as a Heat Pump, A Mini-Split as well as a Ductless System. The ductless unit will draw in the air that is already in the room through the heating or refrigerant coils (based on the temperature set in the room). Next, the cool or warm air blows out into the room. Therefore a ductless air conditioning system becomes a year round, whole home, solution for your home.
What are the advantages? A Ductless AC is…
- Easier To Install
Like its name indicates a Ductless AC is an Air Conditioning system that consists of an indoor handler and an outdoor compressor or heat pump. There is no ductwork which makes the installation process quicker and easier than a traditional system.
- Takes Up Less Room
One outdoor compressor can power up to 4 indoor handlers that are mounted on the wall in each room. You also have the option to have ceiling units or floor units installed for a more discrete look.
- Gives You Better Temperature Control
Ductless ACs make it easier to control the temperature in each room with zoned controls. With zones in different areas in the house, you can set custom temperatures for each zone. Our indoor comfort consultants will perform computerized load calculations to ensure that WK Mechanical designs and installs a ductless system that is tailor-made for your home.
- Improves Air Quality
With no ductwork there is no place for dust, dirt and debris to accumulate. Instead a ductless unit incorporates a multi-layer filtration system that reduces the amount of pollutants, dust and allergens that enter your home.
- Increases Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest benefits of owning a Ductless AC is the increase in energy efficiency. The multiple zones allow you to turn off units in areas of the house that are not in use rather than cooling your whole home. Additionally, ductwork can develop leaks that go undetected making your system work harder and burn more energy. How much can you expect to save on your energy bills? Up to 40% versus traditional systems.
In addition to the money you can save on your utility bills, many utility companies offer rebates with the installation of a ductless system which means extra money in your pocket!
If you are in the market to replace your Air Conditioning System it may be time to consider an upgrade to a Ductless AC. If you are wondering if a mini-split system is the best option for you and your family we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please give us a call at 845-342-8133 and a member of our team would be happy to discuss your options.