Ductless air conditioners, sometimes referred to as mini split air conditioners, are an alternative type of home cooling systems that operate without the traditional ductwork of central air conditioning units. Because of this unique method of operation, ductless air conditioners have a unique set of advantages. Knowing the benefits that are associated with ductless air conditioners can help you decide if they are the right fit for your home's cooling needs.
Ductless air conditioners are installed as single units in multiple rooms, each with their own temperature controls. This means that you can customize the cooling within your home to only occur in the areas where you are spending time and change the cooling levels in different areas of your home depending on need. This helps cut down on unnecessary air conditioning, reducing your energy bills over time while maintaining your home's comfort level. Furthermore, the lack of ductwork within ductless air conditioner systems prevents energy losses through leakages of cooled air, further reducing energy bills.
Ease of Installation
Like their name suggests, ductless air conditioners do not require ductwork to cool down your home. Instead, the indoor cooling units are attached to an exterior unit through small tubes that carry refrigerant and vent cool air directly into the room in which they are installed. This makes the installation process much less invasive and quicker, saving you time and money. The easy installation process makes ductless air conditioners a good choice for older homes where ductwork does not exist.
The interior units of ductless air conditioners are quite small, depending on their power, and can be attached to walls or ceilings to be hidden from sight. This helps free up space for interior design, which is a huge benefit when living in a small home or apartment, and also helps maintains the aesthetic within the room where the unit is installed.
Improved Air Quality
The absence of ductwork within a ductless air conditioning system helps to improve your home's air quality by removing a place for mold and other allergens to collect. Ductwork needs to be regularly cleaned to prevent built up debris and particles from being spread throughout your home when the central air conditioner kicks in, increasing maintenance costs. The air filters within ductless air conditioners are very easy to clean and replace, and there is no space within the system for dust and other particles to accumulate.
For more information about this and other air conditioning options, contact your local HVAC company like Allied Mechanical & Electrical, Inc.Share