Now that June is already underway, you are hopefully equipped with a dependable air conditioner in your home. If you had been planning on an air conditioning replacement that just seemed to get away from you, though, or if your air conditioner has just broken down, you may be in the need of a brand new system ASAP. We understand that you’ll be anxious to get that replacement completed promptly, but we also strongly urge you to consider all of your replacement options carefully. There is no need to stick with what you’ve always known.
One option well worth your consideration is a ductless air conditioner. Ductless mini splits have really surged in popularity over the years, and using one in your home can present you with many benefits that you may not even realize that you are missing out on. As is the case with any air conditioning system, of course, the ductless mini-split is not right for every home or homeowner. Read the following, and let us know if you think that it’s right for you.
No Ductwork? No Problem!
The majority of homeowners depend upon systems such as central air conditioners and furnaces in order to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year. Such systems, called “forced air” systems, are tried and true and can provide homeowners with efficient and reliable comfort. Much of that efficiency and reliability comes down to the overall performance of the ducts used in that system, though. Unfortunately, in many cases, homeowners fail to realize that their air ducts are actually causing problems.
Ductwork is a great way in which to distribute conditioned air throughout a house, but only when that ductwork is expertly designed, installed, and kept in great working condition. A number of factors with one’s ductwork, from poor layout to leaks caused by corrosion, pests, or other issues can impede the operation of the system as a whole. By eliminating the need for ductwork entirely, the ductless mini-split eliminates the risk of such problems.
Year Round Comfort, One Convenient System
A ductless mini-split may come in designated cooling-only models, but most homeowners opt for the ductless heat pump. These systems effectively cool the living space during the summer and very efficiently heat it in the winter. As is the case with standard air-source heat pumps, the system can reverse its operation in order to draw heat out of the air in the winter and use that heat to warm the living space with minimal cost.
Because ductless mini splits not only allow for this heat pump heating, but also allow for simple zone control while eliminating the risk of energy loss via duct leaks, they are rightly lauded as being among the most efficient of all heating and cooling systems on the market. If this sounds like a system you’d be interested in trying out on your property, give us a call. We’ll answer any questions that you may have.