If you’re still using a central air conditioner, that’s no surprise. Central air conditioners are the most commonly installed systems. Part of the reason is simply that it’s what is familiar to most homeowners. Plus, they’re effective at what they do, so there’s not much to dislike.
But for homeowners who want a bit more flexibility and control with their cooling systems, they might discover that a ductless air conditioning system in Monsey, NY is just the thing they’ve been needing. You might be one of them too! Below are 4 signs that you should consider ductless systems, either to replace your central AC or to supplement it:
1. Your Air Conditioner Cools Empty Rooms
One of the best and worst things about a central air conditioner is that it can either cool your entire home or none of your home. While this is a cost-effective way to cool your entire home, there is one drawback: what if your home isn’t as occupied as it used to be?
With children growing up and moving out or family situations changing, sometimes homeowners are left with an HVAC system that cools several rooms, but in reality, they just need one or two rooms to be cooled at a time.
A ductless system allows you to only cool the rooms that you choose, so you can save on energy during the year but easily switch more units back on during the holidays when your guest rooms become occupied.
2. No One Can Decide on the Temperature
Everyone has a preference for room temperatures. Plus, more bodies in one room will make that warm feel warmer than others. A familiar scenario is a TV room filled with several family members, and a bedroom or office occupied by an individual member. The individual in their own room is probably going to need a jacket if the home temperature is set to satisfy those in the TV room!
Separate air handlers mean separate thermostat controls, so everyone can be comfortable at their own temperatures.
3. Your Home Has Hot Spots
Sometimes, there are rooms in your home that just won’t cool down. A common example is an upstairs bedroom that sits on the side of the home that receives the most sunlight. It takes a lot of cooling power to make a difference in this kind of room.
But instead of cranking the AC to compensate for the difference, consider installing a single ductless system for that room. You can still use your central AC system in conjunction with a ductless system, so you don’t have to choose one or the other.
4. You’ve Just Built an Addition to Your Home
If you’ve recently added more rooms onto your home, you might know by now that adding additional ductwork is not going to be cheap. But unless that room is a personal sauna, not having air conditioning in that room is not an option.
This is another situation where adding an individual air handler can solve your problems. Adding one of these units is a more cost-effective solution than expanding ductwork.
If a ductless system sounds right for you, contact EB Design Air Inc. to request a free equipment estimate.