Three Reasons To Consider Installing A Ductless AC Unit

Central air is one of the most popular choices for AC on the market. The reason for this is quite simple, central air conveniently pushes cool air to every room in your home. While there are times when this is just the approach you need, central air is not the only option on the market, nor is it always the right choice. If you really want to save money, you should look into installing a ductless AC system. Such a system comes with a bevy of money-saving benefits. 

No Ducts

A central-air AC system uses ducts to connect a centralized set of evaporator coils to every room in your home. While ducts, thus, provide an impressive convenience, they also come with a few drawbacks. For one, installing ducts adds to your installation costs. Ducts also decrease the available space in your home. For example, ducts running through your basement can decrease your ceiling height, which can leave your basement feeling claustrophobic. Finally, ducts can develop leaks, and leaky ducts can decrease your system efficiency by up to 40%.

Multiple Thermostats

In contrast to a central-air unit, a ductless system will place up to four smaller evaporator coils directly in the rooms that you want to cool. Each of these units comes with its own thermostat. Thus, unlike central air, which requires you to choose one temperature for you whole home, a ductless system allows the occupant of each room to choose the temperature for the room. It also allows you to turn off the cooling to rooms that you are not using. 

Targeted Cooling

Because a ductless system will come with four or fewer evaporator coils, you cannot cool every room in a house that has more than four rooms. While this may appear to be a disadvantage, it can also be an advantage. Not every room requires the same level of cooling. For example, if you have basement rooms in your house, they might stay cool enough on their own without AC. Furthermore, you might have rooms that are not constantly occupied. A ductless system allows you to target just the rooms that most need cooling, which can help you save money on operating costs as compared to pumping air to every room in your home even the ones that don't strictly need cooling. 

While a ductless AC system might not be the right choice for every home, you should at least talk over the advantages and disadvantages of using one in your home with an HVAC specialist. You might be surprised to learn that a ductless system is just what you need. To find out more, speak with a business like Seliga Heating and Cooling.