If you are in the market for installing a new air conditioning system—especially one for a new home or one under construction—you should give serious consideration to choosing a ductless AC. These air conditioners do not operate like a standard split system, with one outdoor cabinet and one indoor cabinet connected to ductwork. They are instead “mini splits,” with multiple small indoor units mounted on the walls of rooms that provide direct cooling output.
Why consider this kind of air conditioner? Here are 3 excellent reasons…
1. Energy efficiency
Ductless mini splits have very high energy efficiency and can save you money over a standard system that uses ducts. The reason for this is that ductless systems do not gain heat through the duct walls, warming up the air on its way to the vents. The lack of ducts also means that ductless mini splits won’t suffer loss of air through leaks in the ductwork. The smaller parts in the mini air handlers also consume less electrical power.
When it comes to new home construction or remodeling, a ductless mini split is a flexible option because it won’t take up room with ducts. Going with ductless is also a good option for an add-on room, eliminating the problem of putting too much stress on your current central air conditioner.
3. Zone control
Each of the mini air handlers in a ductless air conditioner can be controlled separately from the others. You only need to provide cooling for occupied rooms. This is convenient and will also prevent you from wasting energy cooling down empty parts of your house.
There are other benefits as well, such as improved indoor air quality. Since most ductless systems are heat pumps, they can also provide heating in addition to cooling. Ask your technician about the other possibilities of going ductless.
Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration offers ductless air conditioning installation in Bossier City, LA and the surrounding areas.