For some types of homes, a ductless air conditioning system might be a more efficient choice to heat and cool the home than traditional central air conditioning. They are generally more affordable systems and they take up less space and are simpler to have installed. These reasons cause homeowners of older homes, people looking to heat and cool additions to the original structure, or even those who are interested in zoned heating and cooling to consider purchasing a ductless HVAC system for their home. It is important to be certain of this choice since it relates so closely to how comfortable you will be in your space. The professionals at Comfort Experts, Inc. are here to help answer your questions so you can make an informed investment in your heating and cooling system.
How Do These Systems Work?
Ductless AC systems recycle air and replace the space with heated or cooled air in a similar manner to traditional central air conditioning, just without the use of ductwork. The air handler instead helps to discard air and send air of a more favorable temperature through a mounted unit, usually near the ceiling.
How Much Do These Systems Cost?
The basic costs associated with the installation of new ductless heating and air system are for the labor, the cost of the outdoor unit, and the cost of however many indoor air handlers it is determined you need. The higher end of the cost to install a ductless HVAC system is generally near $5000, which is still significantly lower than a central AC system.
Will This System Last a Decent Length of Time?
Many of our customers seek to invest in and install a heating and air system that will last them as long as is possible. This is understandable since an HVAC system is a significant investment. With regular maintenance and without assuming exorbitant usage of the system, you can expect to have your ductless AC system for 20 years or more.
Is a Ductless AC System the Right Choice for My Home?
Ultimately, this decision is one that can only be made by you with the input of your trusted heating and air specialists at Comfort Experts, Inc. From our perspective, a ductless system might be the best choice for you if the following components are important to you:
- Costs associated with a ductless system are low
- Efficiency is the highest available – no energy loss like is experienced with ductwork
- Zoned heating and cooling (adjusting the comfort level of individual rooms instead of the whole home) is important to you
- You don’t have space or desire to make space for ductwork in your home
- You prefer a quieter system than traditional central AC