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Go Ductless This Summer and Benefit

go-ductless-benefitIf you’ve ever tried to cool your home down with a noisy window unit, then you know how inconvenient and even ineffective it can be. Window units are often much more cumbersome than they are worth. However, if you don’t have the space to accommodate a central AC system, then you may think that this is your only option.

There is actually a very reliable home cooling solution that is gaining popularity among homeowners throughout the country, and that’s the ductless system. Used for both cooling in the summer and heating in the winter, this is a great choice to bring you comprehensive comfort and efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your Albuquerque, NM ductless system installation, and in the meantime, keep reading to learn more about why you should go ductless this summer.

You Can Trust in the Reliability of Ductless Cooling

The reason that ductless cooling and heating is so reliable is that it’s designed with the same operational and efficiency standards as a conventional heat pump: an air conditioner with heating capabilities. A refrigerant line connects an outdoor portion to smaller, indoor air handlers—saving a lot of space in comparison to larger central units.

With a ductless unit, refrigerant transfers heat out of the air in your home and expels it outside. The outside component of the ductless system contains a fan and a condenser coil, which helps heat dissipate. The inside blower units are mounted high up on the wall and controlled by a central thermostat, but they can be controlled separately as well.

Since ductless systems run on heat pump technology, they can be operated in reverse, to provide heating just as reliably as cooling. When in heating mode, refrigerant transfers heat from outside, into the house rather than the other way around.

The Many Benefits of Ductless Cooling

There are a number of advantages to having a ductless system installed in your home. For instance, ductless systems are highly efficient as both cooling and heating systems and are ideal for climates like ours that don’t get as bitterly cold in the winter as other areas of the country do.

Plus, like we referred to earlier, ductless systems don’t necessitate the use of ductwork. This is advantageous for a couple reasons: if you don’t have the room or the budget for the installation of ductwork, and to eliminate the indoor air quality problems that air ducts present.

Is Ductless Cooling Right for You?

Ductless cooling and heating isn’t right for every home. For example, if you’ve moved into a home that already has air ducts in place, and they are in good condition, then it likely makes more sense to upgrade to a high-efficiency central air conditioner. However, there are some situations in which a ductless cooling system may be the perfect choice for your home:

  • If you don’t already have a central ductwork system in place, or if your air ducts are significantly damaged.
  • If you’re tired of using inefficient portable or window air conditioning units that offer minimal comfort and efficiency.
  • If you’re renovating your home and can’t extend the ductwork from your existing cooling system into a room addition.

If you find that you are ready for a ductless system installation, or if you’d like to learn more, simply contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today!

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