Summer is on the way and chances are you’ve already needed to run your air conditioner more than once this year. If you need a new system installed, now is the time to do so. It allows you to take full advantage of your new system by the time the summer begins in earnest: lowering those monthly bills and easing your mind when it comes to the possibility of a breakdown.
Most people think of air conditioners in terms of traditional centralized systems, which generate cool air in a single location before blowing it through your home via a system of ducts. But what about homes that can’t support any ducts, of those which can, but which struggle with issues of efficiency with their centralized systems? In those cases, a ductless air conditioning system can be installed in its place. How does it work and what are the benefits provided? We have a few answers below.
How It Works
Centralized air conditioning generates cool air in one spot, then distribute it into your home. Ductless systems, on the other hand, adopt a decentralized approach. Instead of one big unit, it uses multiple smaller ones, each charged with cooling a single room or section of the house. Each unit can be activated independently of the others, allowing you to set different temperatures in different rooms if you wish, or even run the air in some parts of the home and turn it off in others.
The Benefits It Provides
That may sound like a lot of effort for very little pay-off, and in fact ductless systems tend to cost more to install than centralized systems, since the technician will be setting up more than one unit. But the benefits you gain in exchange are substantial, and can likely save you a great deal of money in the bargain. They usually entail three specific advantages.
- No Ducts. The most obvious benefit is right there in the name: ductless air conditioners don’t need ducts. That lets you get rid of clunky window boxes and the like while still providing your home with total air conditioning coverage.
- Precise Control. The second benefit is perhaps the most luxurious. Say you’re cooking dinner in the kitchen and want to run the air conditioner at a lower temperature to compensate. But another family member is watching television in the living room and wants the temperature to be a little warmer. Ductless systems let you both set the temperature you need without having to squabble over the thermostat settings.
- Lower Bills. By turning off units in parts of the home you aren’t using while still running it in parts of the home you are, you can lower your air conditioning bills considerably. Centralized air wastes a lot of energy cooling parts of the home like upstairs bedrooms, which rarely see use during the day. Ductless systems let you run the air only in parts of the home being occupied, cutting down on both monthly bills and the strain on individual components.
For ductless air conditioning in Cedar Grove, NJ, call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc.