The hot days of summer are here, and that means it is time to evaluate the state of your air conditioner. For most of us, our air conditioners will need nothing more than some preventive maintenance to get in shape for the summer. For others, though, now is the time to replace our old air conditioning systems with new ones.
Before you go out and buy a new air conditioning system, though, it is very important that you explore all of your options. One of those options is ductless air conditioning. Read on for more information about the benefits of installing a ductless air conditioning system this summer.
What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?
A ductless air conditioner is a type of heat pump that does not use ductwork. Instead, it uses individual air handlers installed in each room to distribute output directly. Each air handler is installed on the wall the room it serves, and is connected to an outdoor unit in much the same way as a central air conditioner. Up to 4 indoor air handlers can be connected to a single outdoor unit.
The Benefits of Ductless AC
The primary benefit of ductless AC is that you don’t have to worry about duct leaks. Duct leaks are responsible for loses of up to 30% of a forced air system’s output, according to the Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program. With ductless air conditioning, you never have to worry about all that loss. Ductless air conditioners, being heat pumps, are also capable of providing both heating and cooling functions. This is quite a draw for people who want to save money on their home’s operating costs.
If you would like to know more about ductless air conditioning systems, call Roznovak’s Services. We install and service ductless air conditioning systems throughout Austin, TX.