It’s that time of year again—summer is just on the horizon and we’re all ready to leave winter behind. Consider how hot our temperatures already are, that’s going to be pretty simple. If this is the year to replace your air conditioner, you have a number of factors to consider. First off, you don’t have to stick with the same system you already have. For instance, if you’re using an evaporative cooler, you could benefit from upgrading to a ductless system!
One of the biggest complaints about evaporative coolers is that when outdoor air quality is bad (for instance, after a bout of brush fires), the system sucks in the smoky, dirty air. This can lead you to avoid using your air conditioner, which as we know is a pretty unbearable solution in our parts. That’s not to say there aren’t benefits to evaporative coolers. In fact, there are benefits to just about any cooling solution you choose for your home.
Our trained professionals can assess your home for the right products and services that are right for your situation. In the meantime though, we encourage you to consider going ductless.
The Numerous Benefits of Ductless Systems
Due to its heat pump technology, ductless cooling and heating systems have a huge capacity for money savings. Keep reading to see why.
Heat Transfer: We’ll start with this benefit, since it’s the biggest player in the efficiency game, and is likely the characteristic that most homeowners are family with. As we stated, ductless systems operate on heat pump technology. This means it can reverse its mode of operation.
During the summer, refrigerant is evaporated in the indoor components, and condensed outside to release heat. In the winter, that refrigerant is evaporated in the outdoor coil, and condensed in the indoor units to use that heat to warm the air in your home. Heat transfer is far more efficient than heat generation, and therefore saves energy and money.
Zone Control: Zone control cooling (or heating) is inherent to the design of a ductless system. Ductless systems use individual blowers that can be controlled independently of each other. This means you can set different temperatures in different areas of your home without the need for any upgrades or equipment retrofits.
No Leaks: You may be surprised by how much energy you can lose through leaky ductwork. In fact, it’s among the most common culprits of energy efficiency in the average home. When the conditioned air doesn’t make it to its intended destination, your HVAC systems have to work harder to balance temperatures throughout your home. But you don’t have to worry about this with a ductless system. After all, there’s no ductwork that could possibly leak.
If you’re unsure of whether or not a ductless system will benefit you and your household, we encourage you to contact our team. You may benefit from a ductless system, or could even decide that another system works better for your needs. We’re happy to help you make an educated decision.