Learn about the many benefits of ductless air conditioners
Are you dreading the approach of summer because you’re unhappy with your home’s current cooling system? Maybe your central AC costs too much to run as cool as you’d like, or maybe you have to confine yourself to certain rooms of the house to make use of window units.
Or perhaps your home isn’t equipped with air conditioning at all! In any case, you may be in the market for a new air conditioner that will keep you cool without costing a fortune. A new ductless air conditioner from Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing may be the perfect solution.
What is Ductless AC?
Ductless air conditioning is a very flexible solution for your cooling needs that combines the best of both central and window AC features. Like central AC, ductless systems utilize both an indoor and outdoor unit for efficient operation. But like a window unit, ductless AC does not require any costly, space-eating ductwork to be installed in your home. Instead, the indoor unit of your ductless AC can be installed unobtrusively in your wall or ceiling and connected by a hidden hose to the outdoor unit. This allows for cooled air to be delivered directly into the rooms where you want it, without any leakage from the ducts.
Why Should I Choose Ductless AC?
Ductless air conditioning offers many benefits for your home cooling needs:
- Energy Savings: Ductless air conditioners are very energy efficient, meaning you can save significantly on your energy bills by using a ductless system as opposed to central air or a window unit. According to the EPA, the typical family will use 20 to 30 percent less energy with a ductless system—which of course also means a 20 to 30 percent reduction on their cooling bills.
- Simple Installation: Because there is no ductwork to design or install, ductless air conditioning can be added to your home quickly, easily, and affordably. Ductless AC makes an ideal solution for a whole home or for hard-to-cool areas that your central AC just can’t reach, such as garages, attic living spaces, vestibules, additions, and more.
- Quiet Operation: Some central air conditioners are equipped with big, noisy blowers that can be annoying or even interfere with your sleep. Ductless units, on the other hand, are known for being very quiet and easy to control at the touch of a button using a remote.
- Dual Function for Heating: One final benefit of ductless air conditioning is that many models can actually also double as a heat pump in winter, so you get two HVAC systems for the price of one.