Are you constantly battling the temperature inside your home during the hot, humid summer months? Every house, regardless of when it was built, seems to have that one room that’s sweltering while another feels like an ice box. In this situation, maintaining a livable temperature throughout the house becomes a game of compromise.
Ductless AC systems (also referred to as mini-split systems) may be your answer to winning the in-home temperature battle once and for all. Though often overlooked as an AC solution, these efficient systems offer a wide variety of benefits:
No air ducts needed – mini-split systems operate from your desired number of wall-mounted indoor units connected to one outdoor compressor. And installation is as simple as drilling a small hole in the wall.
Thanks to these units’ reasonable size, ability to be installed almost anywhere in a room and nearly-silent operation, you’ll hardly notice the unit is there!
Did you know that with traditional AC systems, you can lose around a quarter of your energy to the ductwork alone? Simply removing the ducts means greater energy efficiency. On top of that, traditional AC systems’ compressors will shut down entirely when not in use, which leads to tons of energy waste when they start back up. But ductless systems’ compressors simply regulate their speed rather than shutting down completely.
All around, ductless AC systems are far more energy efficient, which means big savings for you on monthly energy bills.
Whole-home temperature control
Ductless AC systems are mounted individually in each room and can be run independently. This means that you can set a specific temperature for each room rather than always trying to find a happy medium. No more fighting over the thermostat or unnecessarily cooling the guest room when no one is staying in it!
When adding a new addition to your home, connecting new air ducts to the rest of your AC system can mean costly construction and organizational headaches. Instead, consider installing a ductless AC system to regulate your newest rooms. That way, you won’t need to tamper with your air-duct layout, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your additions won’t overload your current AC system.
Alternative option: Small-duct system
Still unsure if a ductless AC system is right for your home? You may want to consider the small-duct system. Thanks to their small tubing that can weave under floors and inside walls, they are a mere one-third the size of traditional AC systems.
These powerful systems are both quiet and non-intrusive, making them an excellent alternative to traditional AC systems.
If you’re considering a ductless or small-duct AC system, give Crown Group Ohio a call. We will carefully explain the process, the benefits and the drawbacks to help you make the right decision for your home.