There are many ways to save money and energy while cooling your house this summer in Vermont, but one way that is gaining popularity is with ductless air conditioners. These systems are incredibly energy efficient and cost-effective, making them increasingly popular in new construction. Read on to learn more about the benefits of ductless air conditioners and how they can impact your home.
How do Ductless Air Conditioners Work?
Ductless air conditioners, or mini-split systems, are made up of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The indoor unit is mounted on a wall and delivers cool air to an individual room, and two refrigerant lines run between the indoor and outdoor units to deliver electricity and carry away condensate. Instead of traveling through ducts, the cool air is delivered to specific parts of your home.
What are the Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioners?
As we mentioned above, ductless mini-split systems are energy efficient, resulting in lower utility bills. In traditional HVAC systems, there is a risk of losing cooled air through improperly sealed ducts or conduction. Since ductless systems are wall-mounted units that deliver cooled air directly into the room, the potential energy savings can be about 30% a year.
Instead of setting your air conditioning system at one temperature for the entire house, you can easily zone your cooling with a ductless system. Because each air handler is associated with its own thermostat, you can set different temperatures if, for instance, you don’t need to keep certain rooms as cool as others. This not only results in a more comfortable living space for the occupants of the building, but contributes to energy savings by only cooling when and where you need to. Homeowners with ductless systems have more control over the climate of their home.
Installation of a ductless air conditioner is a much simpler process than incorporating a traditional HVAC system into a house. The installation process for the indoor unit includes placing the mounting plate, drilling a hole in the wall for the piping, connecting the electrical components, and connecting the refrigerant piping, and there is a similar process for installing the outdoor unit. While the installation process is far less complex than the process for a central air system, a professional HVAC installer should still complete the work. The easy installation process is a huge benefit because the ductless air conditioner will match the effectiveness of central air without the cost and hassle of retrofitting ductwork.
Maintaining a ductless air conditioning system is relatively simple. You don’t have to worry about expensive duct repairs, and even though your units will be more visible in your home, they will be much easier to repair and maintain. Also, as an added bonus, the noisiest components of the system are located outside.
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