Are You Ready to Go Ductless?
You don’t have to answer that question now, but it might be a good idea to think about. Ductless air conditioners are all the rage these days, and for good reason! It can be disheartening when so many homeowners don’t even know the difference between a central air system and a ductless AC system, since they have such different applications and benefits.
For instance, have you ever felt the desire to cool off a certain room more than another one? Perhaps a member of your family likes their air cooler than another person, but you’ve only got one thermostat? There is a solution to that with ductless AC in Apex, NC! A ductless air conditioner is comprised of many air handlers in different rooms of your house that can offer custom cooling to your own specifications.
Why would you ever switch to a different kind of AC? Well, let’s take a look and see if you’re ready to go ductless.
No Ductwork, No Problem
Ductless air conditioners can be an effective alternative for homeowners with small or old houses. Ductwork installation can be expensive, invasive, and take a long time. This is why a ductless mini-split can be a particularly cost-effective solution for those who don’t want to deal with the issue of ductwork.
Heat Pump Reversal
All ductless AC systems function as heat pumps. They pull heat from your home and transfer it outside via the use of refrigerant lines. However, this heat pump system can work in reverse during the winter, which will collect heat from the outside of your home and pump it inside. This can be a cost-effective way to heat your home if you’re also in the market for a heating system. Electric heat pumps like ductless mini-splits are incredibly efficient systems that can save a lot of money in overall energy usage.
AC problems do happen, and when they do- it’s always a good idea to contact a technician to get your system running again. Though, with a ductless mini-split, there is the added bonus of having additional air handlers that might still work if one of them is down. So, if your AC problem is affecting the air handler in the kitchen, if you head over to the living room- there’s a chance your other mini-split will probably still be working.
Convenient Temperature Control
If ductless mini-splits are comprised of several air handlers spread throughout your home, then that means you can customize the temperature that each one will cool the air to. As we alluded to earlier, a well-programmed ductless air conditioner will give a custom cooling effect since each air handler can be assigned a thermostat.
Ductless air conditioners usually go unnoticed by homeowners in the AC market because of their higher initial price. This higher initial price can very well be worth it, because of the various different factors we’ve already mentioned. Whether its increased efficiency, dual functionality as a heater, the ability to cool without ductwork, or custom cooling- ductless air conditioners can change the way you view AC.
Contact Raleigh Heating & Air today for all your AC needs!