It seems like everywhere you look, you hear about ductless HVAC for in-home solutions. But it begs the question: is it really as good as it comes off? We install these systems as well as central air conditioners and heat pumps, so we have a thing or two to say about them.
There’s a reason that ductless air conditioning in Frederick has grown in popularity, but it’s important to note that it’s not the right solution for everyone. Let’s go through some of the main benefits that are often touted regarding ductless and see if they would benefit your home the same way.
It’s Installed and Replaced Quickly
Have you ever had to have ductwork replaced when you get a new air conditioner? It’s a process, for sure, and the labor time racks up. Ductless air conditioners are installed rather quickly, so you don’t have to worry about carving out your whole day to wait for installers to be done.
However, this changes based on how many units you want installed. While a single ductless unit could be enough to cool most of your home, one of the benefits is having multiple headers in different rooms, which we’ll talk about soon. That extends the installation time.
Ductless is Cheap to Run, But Expensive to Install
One of the benefits of central AC is that it’s relatively affordable to install, at least when compared to ductless cooling systems. Yes, ductless tends to be better in many areas, but if the upfront sticker shock is what you’re concerned about, it might not be right for your family and your budget.
Ductless is Flexible, But it Might Be Overkill
Having multiple ductless headers allows you to create multiple zones throughout your home. When you do this, you can make one room colder than another, so your entire home doesn’t have to be set to the same temperature.
If you don’t mind one room being warmer, like the living room, this helps to lower cooling costs there. But if you want your bedroom to be frigid without making the entire house an icebox, you have the flexibility as well.
You Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
With multiple headers, you can improve your overall indoor air quality. Each ductless unit has its own easily accessible, removable filter. That’s four different areas of your home with better air circulation, and more dust being removed from the farthest corners of your home. However, if you already have an IAQ system installed, like a whole house air purifier, this doesn’t really lend much more to your air quality.
Ductless May Be Powerful, But it’s Not for Everyone
Now that you know what the benefits of ductless air conditioning are, you can pair it against your current AC solution and decide whether or not it seems like an upgrade. Objectively, it’s an upgrade for your cooling costs, but does it exemplify a home lifestyle that you’d enjoy? If so, talk to us today about getting your very own ductless mini split installed, and we’ll have it done before you know it.