Summer is creeping up on you faster than you think. Soon, it will be the season for running your AC and praying your bills will not be too high. If you have not done so already, get your unit checked out by a professional. A yearly service will keep the bills low and keep the AC from breaking down during a long summer day.
You should also consider upgrading your AC. A newer unit could save you money, as it is more than likely to be more energy efficient. Also, look into a ductless system.
What is a Ductless System?
A traditional air conditioner pumps air through a duct, where it will come out of different vents throughout the home. This cools the entire house with just one flick of the switch. Ductless systems, also known as split systems, work differently. Like a traditional unit, you will have an outdoor system, but there will not be any ducts. Instead, individual systems will be installed in rooms that allow for it. This allows you to turn on the AC and cool only certain spots instead of the entire house. This can be a good thing.
Saving Money With Ductless
Maybe you are the type of person who does not mind their house being warm in the summer, but you want your bedroom to be cool as a cucumber before you go to bed. If so, a ductless system allows you to cool the bedroom without wasting energy on cooling the rest of the house. Cooling off select spots can be a convenient way to save money and be more in control with the home’s temperatures.
Besides saving money on your bill, if you are building your home from scratch, a central air conditioner will typically cost more than a ductless. A ductless can be a good way to save money if you are on a budget. Of course, this will depend on the size of your home. Sometimes, a central unit may be the cheaper option.
If your air is dirty, it may be because of your ducts. Over time, ducts get dusty and need cleaning. Even if you give them a good cleaning, however, there may be dust and allergens that stay. With ductless systems, there is no duct for the air to travel through, and all the air is filtered to perfection.
Faster to Install
While you still should get a professional to do your work, a ductless system may take as little as a day to get running, and will not require any major changes in your home. Compare that to a central unit, which could requires weeks of painful renovation.
Still not sure if ductless is right for you? Talk to a professional to weigh the pros and cons. Not only can they tell you, but they can inspect your home and see if a ductless unit would work in the rooms you want it installed in, and give you an estimate as to how much it will cost to install.
Ductless systems can cost less, be more energy efficient, and give your house cleaner air. Talk to us about a ductless system and we’ll determine if it is right for you.