More and more people are starting to use their air conditioners on a daily basis as we move further into summer. For some of us, though, our current air conditioning systems won’t make it through another summer. If that’s the case for you, you’re going to need to find another system sooner rather than later. It wouldn’t be comfortable to spend an entire summer without air conditioning, after all. Why not consider installing an alternate cooling system, while you’re in the market? Read on to find out more about ductless air conditioning systems.
What is a Ductless Air Conditioner?
Ductless air conditioners are air conditioning units that don’t use ducts. So, instead of a central indoor unit that distributes air throughout the entire house, there are smaller individual units that each serve a single room. Up to 4 of these indoor units can be connected to a single outdoor unit, so there is not an extensive amount of new equipment required. Each indoor air handler has its own thermostat installed in the room, which controls when that room receives air conditioning.
What are the Benefits?
Ductless air conditioning offers a lot more control over indoor climate than a traditional centralized air conditioner. This is because each indoor unit has its own thermostat, which independently controls the temperature in that room. Not only does this tend to make things more comfortable for each room, but it also makes the system as a whole far more energy efficient. This is because you don’t have to condition the whole house every time one room is uncomfortably warm. Duct leaks are also a big problem for traditional systems, causing quite a bit of energy loss. Ductless systems avoid that problem completely.