If you’ve been considering new air conditioning for your home, you may have been doing some research. And you probably have come across some information on ductless, or mini-split, AC systems. While ductless has been around for a while, it’s recently been gaining popularity, especially in the Northeast, because new technologies have made it a viable year-round home comfort source. Have you been curious about ductless cooling? Keep reading to learn more.
First of all, ductless cooling is, essentially, an air conditioning system that does not require ductwork installation. That makes it a perfect choice for older homes that don’t have ducted systems already in place. This can include homes that have used electric or radiant heat sources, or areas of homes that have been added or converted, like basements, attics or garages. Choosing ductless in these situations saves expensive – and sometimes extensive – remodeling.
Ductless offers advanced efficiency, too.
Not to mention, because these systems use no ducts, they are intrinsically more efficient than other systems. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, “duct losses can account for more than 30 percent of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.” And, because mini-spilt systems offer zoned cooling and heating, you’re only conditioning the air in a particular space when it’s occupied. And that will help you save energy and money!
Another benefit of a ductless system is that it not only provides cooling in the summer, but heating in the winter as well. Using an advanced heat pump technology, a ductless system is essentially two systems in one. So if you need to replace both your heating and your air conditioning systems, ductless may be a great choice for your home. And, it’s much less obtrusive than a clunky window air conditioner or a space heater.
You’ll enjoy greater flexibility with ductless.
In fact, ductless systems offer a lot of flexibility when it comes to interior design options. The air handler portion of the system can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted into a drop ceiling, or wall-hung. Systems generally have slim profiles and have a sleek appearance that blends in well with most décor. And because most systems have a remote control option, they can be placed high up on walls or in ceilings out of the way of your living space.
Think ductless might be a great option for your Long Island home? Then count on All Seasons – we’re the comfort control people! We’ll help you with all your air conditioning needs. Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll be happy to help you.