If you live in any part of New Mexico without central air conditioning, we’re sorry. Getting by with window units in a place as hot as humid as Santa Fe can be a pain, to say the least. Of course, we’re still dealing with colder temperatures for now but soon enough you’ll be begging for effective and efficient air conditioning.
Fortunately, central air conditioning is not your only option over window units. Santa Fe, NM ductless air conditioning is an option as well, and a very good one at that.
Ductless Systems Are Not Window Units
Due to the modular set up of ductless systems, you might come to the conclusion that they’re nothing more than upgrade window units, but this is not the case. Ductless mini-split systems are not the same in design or in the way they’re set up in your home.
In fact, they require professional installation to be set up correctly, because their set up involves feeding a refrigerant line from the outdoor unit to the inside, but that’s just a small tube that goes through the wall. Other than that, there are no major renovations necessary to achieve high-efficiency cooling in a ductless home. Several indoor blower units are hooked up to the outdoor unit, and the indoor blowers are mounted high up on the walls to cool each individual room directly.
Professional installation is also important because the units must be mounted correctly so you don’t have to worry about any of them falling from the walls on which they are placed.
Ductless Systems Are Very Efficient
Ductless air conditioning and heating systems are designed with the same efficiency technology as today’s standard central AC systems. This means you’ll see a good amount of savings over what you’d pay with a bunch of window units throughout your living space.
What’s more, is that with a ductless system you don’t have to deal with potential air loss from breached ductwork. Damaged ducts can actually account for about a 30% decrease in efficiency, meaning your wallet could take a hit. For even more efficient ductless systems, look for a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. Be sure to ask our technicians to ensure that what you choose is correctly sized for your home—too large of an air conditioner can be just as detrimental as too small of a system, no matter the SEER rating.
Ductless Units Can Be Used for Heating
Most ductless systems operate on heat pump technology. This means they can heat a home and cool it just as effectively. The refrigerant that typically removes heat can reverse direction in order to transfer heat into a home, which is the perfect method of heating in a naturally warmer climate such as ours.
Ductless Systems Are More Affordable Than You Think
Ductless systems cost more to have installed upfront than a central system or portable window units. But ductless systems also last a long time (provided they’re properly maintained), they operate more efficiently than their portable counterparts, and you can control each unit individually so that you’re not wasting energy on unoccupied rooms. In the long run, you end up saving money.
For quality heating and cooling services, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today!