When you’re looking to have a new air conditioner put in, you may think it requires ductwork. And if you don’t already have air ducts in your home, having them put in can be a hassle—taking up much of your time and disrupting your daily activities—not to mention adding to the cost of a typical air conditioner installation.
The good news is that there is an alternative: a Leesburg, VA ductless system installation. Ductless systems use the same type of outdoor compressor unit that more traditional central AC systems use, but without requiring a forced air system. Instead, air is distributed through indoor air handlers that blow the air directly into the rooms in which they’re each installed. So, should you go ductless this summer?
1. Eliminate the Need for Air Ducts
The first reason that you should, in fact, go ductless this summer is that you won’t have to deal with the installation of air ducts, as we mentioned above. In addition to eliminating this hassle, ducted HVAC systems can be inefficient since air can easily escape from some areas of the ducts—especially if they’ve been damaged or improperly installed. In fact, air loss from ductwork accounts for about 30% of energy loss in some homes, meaning you aren’t getting the efficiency from your HVAC system that you deserve.
2. Whole-House Comfort
There’s probably not a family out there where every single person is happy with just one single temperature. Whether you have a family member with special temperature needs, or someone who just prefers their room to be warmer than the rest of the house, ductless AC systems come with built-in zone control, with multiple units being put around the home. Each unit—indoor air handler—has its own thermostat so that you can choose the temperature in individual areas of the living space.
3. Energy Savings
Any type of zone control system is going to be extremely cost effective for you—because it allows you to choose to shut off the AC system in unoccupied areas of the home, so you aren’t paying to cool a space that goes largely unused at certain times. Besides, most ductless systems have high-efficiency ratings, and many have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) well above the average for other air conditioning systems today.
4. Eliminate Efficiency Loss
As we’ve mentioned above, the air ducts that snake their way through homes to make it possible to use traditional central air conditioners are a source of energy loss. As cool air moves through the ducts, it can absorb heat through the lining of the ducts, reducing overall efficiency.
5. Year Round Comfort
Ductless systems can be used for both heating and cooling, meaning that you get year-round use from just one system, instead of needing to rely on both a central air conditioning system and a central furnace to keep your home comfortable.
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