Finding a replacement air conditioner that can maximize home comfort while keeping the associated costs low should be a priority. That’s why a ductless HVAC system might be the best solution for your needs. Here are a few specific reasons this type of cooling system is a sound investment.
Why Get Ductless Air Conditioning?
1. Energy Savings
With a traditional air conditioner, ducts installed behind walls, flooring, and ceilings distribute air from a centralized unit through vents in different rooms. Unfortunately, conditioned air can seep through gaps in ductwork and into the voids of your house. The equipment then uses more energy to compensate for the loss.
A ductless HVAC system is an energy-efficient alternative. An air handler is mounted on an exterior wall. A tiny hole is drilled into the wall to connect the air handler to an outdoor condenser via a conduit line. The line contains a condensate drain, refrigerant tube, suction tube, and power cable. You won’t have to worry about air loss through leaky ducts.
2. Zoned Cooling
A ductless HVAC system can be zoned, which will allow you to regulate temperatures in each section of your home. An individual air handler can be installed in each room. The individual air handlers are all connected to one outdoor condenser unit. This multi-zone system can come in handy if some rooms in your house are often hotter than others.
3. Quieter Operation
In addition to air loss, HVAC ducts can also be a source of noise in your home. That’s because loose ducts can rattle as air moves through them. Ductless HVAC systems are often much quieter by comparison, producing fewer decibels during operation than traditional models. This can prevent noise that makes it hard to work or keeps you up at night.