Sometimes, you don't need a gigantic central air conditioning system that can pump out thousands of pounds of air to every corner of a gigantic house. What you need instead is a single unit that can cool a single room down to a certain temperature, without tying it into the existing HVAC system (if you have one). In situations like that, ductless air conditioning may be perfect for you.
What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?
Instead of having pipes that travel all throughout your home, a "ductless" HVAC uses no ductwork to transport the air. It's a single system that is attached to an exterior wall that transfers the hot air from outside to a compressor that cools it and sends it directly inside. Since it creates a hole in the wall of the house, it's more permanent than a window unit that can be moved and installed in different rooms if necessary. Conversely, though, it's less noticeable, since a ductless HVAC system is discreetly installed at the top of the wall and makes very little noise when operational.
Who Benefits from Ductless Air Conditioning?
Those who live in studio apartments or want to add on air conditioning to a single room in the house are the prime candidates for a ductless air conditioning system. Though not always necessary, a garage that has been converted into an office or spare bedroom can make great use of a ductless HVAC, since it not only is relatively easy to install but also adds listable square footage on the home value. Older homes that may not have the space available for large central AC systems can benefit as well.
What Advantages Does a Ductless HVAC System Offer?
It's not only people who have a limited amount of space to cool that benefit from ductless air conditioning, but it's also those who want to take advantage of more energy-efficient systems. Since the ductless HVAC is not trying to cool an entire house, it's better able to regulate the temperature in just the single area that it services, making it much more efficient than just about any other unit. It's also virtually silent, which means you can install it in a baby's room to cool and heat the room without worrying about it kicking on and waking the baby up. And, since it generally offers cleaner air, you know that the baby's health is not going to be affected either.Share
21 September 2020
Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!