Your air ducts are integral in the operation of your central heating and cooling system, delivering conditioned air throughout your home. However, ducts can account for as much as 40 percent of the heating and cooling costs associated with a central HVAC system. Poor insulation or presence of leaks can add to these costs while stressing your AC compressor. Ductless air conditioning can be an excellent choice for improving both home comfort and energy usage in your residence.
The Basics of Ductless Air Conditioning
A ductless system eliminates the use of ducts for heating and cooling your home. An outdoor heat pump connects to indoor room units through refrigerant lines and electrical wiring. Each unit is connected independently and runs on its own as needed. Hot and cold air is delivered to each space without traveling through a lengthy system of tubes and vents. The room unit generates the conditioned air required to moderate the temperature, eliminating a major source of energy loss and expense.
Additional Savings with Ductless Air
While ditching your ducts can make a huge difference in operating costs, you’ll also find that there are significant benefits in independently heating and cooling parts of your home. When a central system is in use, the entire home is moderated. While you might close a vent to keep from heating or cooling a room that’s unoccupied, the ducts still carry air throughout the home.
With ductless equipment, the system in a guestroom doesn’t need to operate when the area is vacant. The kids’ rooms don’t need significant temperature control when they are at school. If you have someone in the home who requires more extensive temperature control, the rest of the family doesn’t need to freeze or bake as a result. You have more options for reducing waste.
Ductless equipment can be installed quickly and with little mess. In most cases, an installation can be completed in a single day. Mounting of room units is simple. Some structural work is required to run refrigerant and electrical connections through walls, but small passages mean little mess. There are ceiling, wall and floor units for indoor areas, perfect for accommodating decor concerns.
Learn More About Going Ductless
While the idea of installing ductless equipment is appealing, it’s helpful to work with an HVAC professional to ensure that the correct system is selected. Ductless installation isn’t a DIY project, and neglecting to work with a licensed HVAC contractor can lead to voiding a warranty on many systems. All Temp Co., Inc., is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in Harrisburg NC, and we have participated in specialized training so that we can appropriately install and service Carrier systems according to company standards. We will be happy to answer your questions as you explore the ductless systems available. Please give us a call for more details.