Technology is always advancing, and this is especially true when it comes to air conditioning. As consumers have sought to save money, preserve the environment, and improve their own health, AC manufacturers and installers have created new devices that achieve these goals while keeping homes cool. Chief among this new tech is the ductless heat pump or ductless mini split, which provides both cooling and heating from a single, efficient source. If your home doesn’t have an air conditioning system or has one that is outdated, a ductless unit may be your most cost-effective option. You should choose an to upgrade your ac if:
Your Bills Are Too High
The average American spends roughly $3000 per year on energy, with a large percentage of that being devoted to home climate control. Thus installing a more efficient system to cool your home in the summer could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars annually. Because they send chilled air directly to each room rather than filter it through elaborate ducts, ductless air conditioners use considerably less energy than traditional technologies need to cool your home.
You Have a Passion for the Planet
Reduced energy consumption doesn’t just mean lower bills; it also means you won’t be adding to a range of environmental problems. Climate change, ocean acidification, mercury pollution, and countless other ecological threats all stem from the production of electricity. The less electricity you use, the less you will contribute to these threats. Improving the sustainability of your home may also make you eligible for tax credits, subsidies, and other government and private incentives designed to protect the environment.
You’re Dealing with Serious Allergies
Besides using more energy than ductless mini splits, traditional heating systems also cause problems for people with allergies. Dust, dirt, mold spores, and other particulates can build up in cooling ducts. They are then spread around the house when the system is activated, harming air quality. Ductless systems are not vulnerable to this problem, making them ideal if you or someone else in your household has serious allergies.
You Seek Quick Solutions
If your building doesn’t have an air conditioning system, ductless mini splits are among the simplest and easiest to install. The installer will not have to create or expand ducts in the structure of the building, thereby cutting back on the cost and length of the installation process. Depending on your specific needs, you may be able to have it installed within a day. Make sure, however, that the person who installs it has been authorized to do so by the manufacturer. An unqualified contractor can void your warranty and may damage your home in the process.
You Need to Cool Specific Rooms
Traditional air conditioners provide climate control for the entire home at once. With a ductless system, you decide. You can direct the cool air to any individual room or group of rooms, though you will still have the option of whole house cooling. That’s because a ductless heat pump can have from 1 to 8 heads installed. One head typically allows you to cool about a 1200 Square foot area. By installing multiple heads you can start zoning your home for your usage.
Another benefit of ductless cooling is that the system can also heat your home in the winter. You get 2-in-1 functionality with one ductless system. Let a certified ductless contractor help you decide if ductless is right for you.
Ductless AC systems provide clean, cool air affordably and sustainably. For more information on the benefits of these devices or to install one on your home, contact us today.