With summer on its way, homeowners in the area are likely giving their older air conditioners a close look and determining whether they can survive until the fall. If they can’t, then now makes an ideal time to replace them, since we still have a few more weeks of mild weather and you can get a new system up and running before the first heat wave hits.
If your house won’t support a traditional centralized air conditioner, or if your existing air conditioner is centralized but you find it comes with a lot of problems and issues, you might benefit from the installation of a ductless air conditioner instead. While they’re not right for every home, they provide a number of advantages that could make a real difference in your household.
What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?
As implied by the title, ductless air conditioning is air conditioning provided without the use of ducts. Centralized systems use ductwork to transport the cooled air into the four corners of your home. Ductless systems, on the other hand, adopt a decentralized format: using multiple smaller units to cool the air instead of one large one. Each unit is dedicated to cooling one particular room or section, and each has its own controls: allowing you to adjust each one independently of the others.
What Are The Advantages?
Ductless air conditioning usually costs more to install than regular air conditioning, since more units need to be installed in the home. in exchange, it offers a number of advantages that can offset the cost over time. They boil down to three specific details.
- First and most importantly, they get around the need for ducts. This can be invaluable for homes built before the advent of air conditioning, or with similar architectural quirks.
- Secondly, it provides precise levels of control over your home’s cooling power, avoiding squabbles about the thermostat in your family. So, for instance, if you’re in the kitchen cooking dinner and the hot stove is raising the temperature, you might want to turn up the cool air to compensate. With a centralized system, that would mean subjecting the rest of the family to a deep freeze. Ductless systems let you all have what you need: cooler air in the kitchen and warmer air in the rest of the house, all without a problem.
- Finally, and most importantly, it can save you a great deal of money on your monthly bills. By turning off the units that cool the air in unused portions of the home (such as bedrooms, which are often unoccupied during the day) while still running it in parts of the home you are occupying, you can not only save money on monthly bills but can reduce wear and tear on the system considerably. Over time, it means a longer life for your system and more effective use of your investment.
Here in New City, NY, ductless air conditioning installation can be performed by the pros at Design Air Inc. Call us today to set up an appointment.