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You Might Never Go Back to Ducts

The entire purpose behind an air conditioner is that it should operate reliably, efficiently, and powerfully all summer long in order to keep your entire family cool. We all know the importance of whole-house air conditioning in Santa Fe, and we often have to run our air conditioners much more than we might like. More and more homeowners are looking for alternatives to conventional HVAC systems, whose use of air ducts has long dominated the market. But with the rise of ductless cooling systems—already prevalent throughout the rest of the world—you now have a great, alternative option to consider if you’re in the market for a new cooling system.

How Ductless Cooling Works

All air conditioners use refrigerant that circulates through various stages of compression and decompression in order to move thermal energy. This goes for your refrigerator as well as any conventional AC.  Ductless cooling is no different. It has an outdoor unit just like a heat pump or central air unit, but it uses multiple indoor air blowers instead of a centralized air handler. Typically, you’ll need one outdoor unit for up to 4 indoor units. Each ductless blower can be controlled separately so that you can customize the temperature according to the occupant of that part of the house.

Benefits of Going Ductless

In a world without ducts, you don’t have to worry about the side effects of leaky and otherwise damaged ductwork, which can include uneven airflow and high energy consumption as a result of air loss. (All air ducts are subject to such issues, though they can be abated with professional care.) Another benefit of going ductless is the ability to meet the different cooling preferences of those under your roof. You won’t have to agree on a single temperature for the entire home. Every section of your household can be cooled separately.

We’re eager to get started on your ductless air conditioning installation. Contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today!

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