Wait, an air conditioner that doesn’t need ductwork?
The idea of a ductless AC in Coeur de Alene, ID might seem like something from a science fiction novel, but we promise you it is real. And it is a great option for your home comfort needs. Modern technology has brought air conditioners much farther along than they were even fifteen years ago. Why not learn a bit more about how this system can benefit your home?
How Does a Ductless System Cool Things?
Rather than having a large indoor unit and an outdoor unit that blow cool air through a series of ducts, a ductless AC system takes a similar but different approach.
The indoor system takes the form of a number of wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted air handlers. These air handlers are able to cool the air thanks to refrigerant and condensate conduits that connect them to the outdoor unit where heat is released. This unique set-up allows them to cool your home down without the need for ductwork, making them ideal for a variety of home situations.
The Perks of a Ductless Set-Up
Ductless air conditioners don’t just have a unique set-up. They also offer some great benefits that make them highly worthwhile.
Easy zone control
Each air handler that you have installed in your home can be run in sync with each other or individually. This means that, if you are the only one home and you only need to cool one area of the home, you can turn on one air handler. This makes for easy zone control and lower energy use.
Great energy efficiency
Speaking of less energy usage, ductless HVAC systems are known for great energy efficiency. Their set-up maximizes energy use. Additionally, with zone control, you can use even less energy than with other systems. Finally, since your ductless system can act as an all-electric heater, it is also far more efficient than a gas-powered heater.
Ductless systems operate using heat pump technology. They move heat, allowing them to cool your home in the summer. This also allows you to heat your home in the winter as the system can move heat into your house from outside.
Better air quality
Because the air in each room goes through the filters of each air handler, ductless systems can help to provide better indoor air quality too. They also avoid all of the air quality problems that ductwork can create.
Last but not least, a ductless heat pump is also going to offer a better level of environmental friendliness. This is because they use lower amounts of energy and can also avoid the use of gas to create heat.
It is easy to see why ductless HVAC systems are increasing in popularity. If you are interested in having a ductless unit added to your home, you’ll want to make sure that you have a professional get the job done.
ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. If you want to schedule a ductless system installation for your home, contact us to get started.