How Can Ductless Cool Your Home More Efficiently?
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When the summer months arrive, most people like to escape the outdoor heat in a cool, comfortable, air-conditioned home. And while many people have central air conditioning in their homes, there may be some areas where the ductwork doesn’t reach. Some examples of this are additions, converted garages or attics, finished basements, or seasonal rooms. For these rooms, homeowners may rely on whatever cooling from their central air that can reach these spaces, or portable and window air conditioning units.
Unfortunately, this can often cause either a tax on the current air conditioning system, increased energy usage, or both. The central air conditioning will likely have to work harder than usual to cool those spaces with inadequate ductwork, which in turn causes the system to use above-average amounts of energy and can even cause the system to age prematurely. And while window or portable air conditioning systems can help keep spaces with little to no ductwork cool, they are also notoriously less efficient than other forms of air conditioning. So, what can you do if you want to keep all the spaces of your home cool during the center while keeping energy usage down? Ductless cooling may just be the right solution.
How Ductless Air Conditioning Works
Ductless AC systems generally use heat pump technology to operate, making them one of the more energy-efficient cooling systems available. The ductless air conditioning system is comprised of an indoor and an outdoor unit. The indoor unit is what supplies the cooled air to your home’s living space. Because a ductless system is just that – ductless – you won’t have to add ductwork to enjoy a cooler, more comfortable space in your home, saving you the expense of costly and invasive home construction.
How Ductless AC Provides Energy-Efficient Comfort
Most people choose ductless because they want to cool a space in their home where adding ductwork is impractical or impossible. However, more and more homeowners are beginning to add ductless cooling to their homes because these systems are extremely energy-efficient. Here are a few ways ductless cooling can help you stay comfortable and save energy:
- Ductless is more energy-efficient than portable or window AC. While a ductless air conditioning system may be more expensive up-front than a window unit, your savings in the long-term will make it worth it. Why? According to the Bob Vila website, ductless can be 40 percent more efficient than a window unit – helping you save money on energy bills.
- Ductless can help balance out hot spots. If your home has areas that get hotter than others, there can be many different factors. Your current central air conditioning system may have not been properly sized, or you may have added living space to your home. Or, in older homes, sometimes the ductwork is simply not adequate for more modern HVAC applications. Because ductless doesn’t rely on your home’s duct system to operate, it can efficiently help balance out those hot spots – helping your central AC system work more effectively, too.
- Ductless air conditioning is easy to control. Whether you have just one ductless unit in your home or multiple units, your system is easy to adjust. Most ductless systems operate via remote control, so it’s simple to change the temperature from room to room, as needed. By using only the cooling you need when you’re in the room, you can help keep your energy usage down, which will help make your utility bills more manageable!
How to Get Ductless Cooling for Your Home
Getting ductless air conditioning installed in your home is easy! All you need to do is give BC Express a call, and we’ll be glad to schedule an appointment to discuss ductless cooling for your home with you and help you decide if it’s the right choice for you and your family. (Don’t forget – if you already have ductless AC in your home, you can count on BC Express to help with any repair or maintenance services you may need.) Simply call us at 732.240.2828 and we will be more than happy to assist you.
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