Many homes come equipped with sheet metal ductwork that connects to an air conditioning system to deliver cool air. But what can homeowners do if their older homes or new building extensions are ductless? Many choose to call a technician for duct installation. But this is a big task and can be a hassle for many homeowners as the layout of some homes makes ductwork installation nearly impossible.
Ductless air conditioners are a great solution for those without any ductwork installed in the home. During installation, an air conditioning technician installs an outdoor condenser unit and connects it to a series of indoor air handlers. These air handlers suck in warm air and remove the heat in order to deliver cool air to the home. Your home will likely need multiple air handlers in order to cool evenly. Each outside unit can generally accommodate up to four air handlers, each of which usually comes with its own thermostat.
What are the Benefits of Ductless AC System?
- No Ducts: For many reasons, the absence of ductwork may be the biggest benefit of ductless air conditioning. Of course, ductless installation eliminates the disturbance caused to your home by adding extensive ductwork. But another benefit is the elimination of air leaks. Ducts often form leaks over time due to loose connections, and these leaks are responsible for a lot of extra spending since homeowners essentially pay to cool an unused area of the home.
- Zone Control: Multiple air handlers in different areas of the home means your family benefits from zone control. If some areas of your home tend to be warmer or cooler than others, or if you’re fed up with hearing your family members argue about the temperature, you can control each area separately to keep everyone happy.
- Energy Savings: The money you’ll save every month on your energy bills with ductless air conditioning is rather impressive. Ductless systems tend to have a much higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) than ducted systems, and taking advantage of zone control can save you even more.
Ductless air conditioning in Salt Lake City is a great solution for many homeowners without central air conditioning. To talk to a technician today, call Rentmeister Total Home Service.