3 Reasons to Consider a Ductless AC Unit for Your Home
Summer is right around the corner and if your home doesn’t have an AC unit, you might have thought of finally getting one. Unfortunately, sometimes installing a traditional unit simply isn’t possible. Here are three reasons to consider a ductless AC unit for your home and why you won’t regret the investment:
- Simple Venting
Installing a traditional air conditioner can be an invasive process. If your home doesn’t have a built-in HVAC system, it may not have the ductwork necessary to pipe heated and cooled air throughout your home, requiring a great deal of construction work.
While you can install a traditional air conditioner and all the vent work it requires, some homeowners simply don’t want to undertake such a dramatic home renovation. Fortunately, ductless AC units require a very simple installation, consisting of a wall-mounted indoor unit and a small outdoor unit that acts as a heat pump with the indoor device, moving warm air outside where it belongs.
Instead of relying on a complex network of vents, ductless HVAC units simply rely on a built-in fan that blows the climate-controlled air throughout your home. In addition to significantly simplifying the installation, the lack of vents also helps ductless units to be much more efficient, since no air is lost through joinery gaps or problems with vent work.Because ductless air conditioning systems don’t require an invasive installation, they are also easy to take with you if you happen to move, saving you money in the long run.
- Dynamic Temperature Control
Ductless AC units aren’t just to be used in the Summer. Most units can heat and cool, giving you full control over your indoor temperature year-round.
During the cooler months of the year, ductless units can switch over to heating modes, where the refrigerant cycle reverses and transports heat from sunlight outdoors inside your home to keep it warm. Systems can even be set to specific temperatures, allowing your unit to dynamically heat and cool your home based on the ambient temperature of the space.
Also, unlike traditional air conditioners, you can install more than one ductless HVAC unit in your home, allowing you to control different rooms with its own private climate control system.For example, you might choose to install one in a room containing your kitchen and living room, and another one in your master bedroom — so you can keep your sleeping area cooler than the common living areas.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
Another powerful advantage of not having to worry about vent work is the fact that dust and debris won’t become lodged in places that are difficult to access and clean. Instead, ductless HVAC units have on-board filters that are incredibly easy to remove and clean, helping you to cut down on airborne irritants.
Also, since many ductless AC unit filters are washable, you may even find yourself saving money on consumables like filters, and you’ll never have to worry about footing the bill for professional duct cleaning.
If you need HVAC solutions for your home and you are curious about ductless units, give us a call. Here at Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar, we offer everything from ductless AC units to solar solutions for your home. For 50 years, our team has been committed to working with clients to provide customized HVAC service, creating safe, comfortable spaces.
**Image Source: Mitsubishi