Is a ductless system right for you? Even though air conditioners have been standard equipment in houses for the past 50 years, there are still many homes that do not have these necessary units. Usually, it’s because they were constructed before air conditioning became a standard feature, meaning that many of them do not have a ductwork system needed for an AC installation. Also, installing a ductwork system can be pretty expensive and it takes a lot of time.
Nowadays, with summers that are increasingly humid and hot, life without air conditioning is practically unmanageable. So, what are the AC options for those who live in homes without ductwork? The answer could be a ductless air conditioner system.
What is a Ductless System?
In the simplest of terms, a ductless AC system includes one outdoor and one (or multiple) indoor unit(s) connected by refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. Typically, the indoor unit(s) is wall-mounted and delivers cooled (or heated) air directly into the living space. Since installation only requires a hole in the wall for the refrigerant line and wiring, and since there are several styles of indoor units available, ductless AC systems can present one of the easiest and most versatile options out there.
The Benefits of a Ductless System
As we mentioned, ductless systems usually require less time and money to install than a central air conditioning system. The fast installation, as well as its ability to reduce cooling costs, provide quiet operation and improved indoor air quality, have made this type of AC system a favorite for many homeowners.
Ductless Air Conditioning units are generally more efficient than central air conditioning systems. They can operate each unit independently and use fans with different speeds to allow for additional energy savings. The size is also an advantage; being smaller, they tend to be less intrusive and they are able to produce heat in the wintertime as well if a heat pump is selected.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint
The small size of a ductless AC system, along with its capability to cool or heat individual rooms, allow for greater energy efficiency. The system follows Energy Star guidelines, which means they are far more energy-efficient than the minimum standards put forth by the US government.
The system uses a refrigerant R410A, which has no chlorine in its formula and is known for its zero ozone depletion potential. This means the ductless AC will have less impact on the environment throughout its lifecycle.
Ductless air conditioners and heat pumps are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and fully customizable, providing consistent and exceptional comfort throughout the whole year. We are a Diamond Contractor for Mitsubishi Electric, which means we’re able to offer you a 12-year product warranty for registered M- and P-Series products. Only Diamond Contractors have a 12-year compressor and parts warranty.
With our skills and knowledge, we can help you find an AC system that works best for your home and budget. Contact us for more information about how a ductless system could work for your home.