If you’re considering air conditioning options for your home, you might have heard about ductless cooling. While ductless is not necessarily the right option for all applications, there are many times when it is a great choice. To understand if ductless AC might be ideal for your Capital District home, it’s best to first know exactly what ductless air conditioning is, and how it differs from a traditional air conditioning system.
Ductless air conditioning systems are high efficiency cooling systems that allow you to keep spaces with no ductwork as comfortable as those that do. They mount directly on your wall or ceiling, and blend well with virtually any décor. They are compact and very quiet, making them ideal for rooms like bedrooms and home theaters. They can be installed quickly, and require minimal construction so you won’t have a mess.
Ductless air conditioning could be right for you if:
Ductwork in your space is impossible. Sometimes, adding ductwork to a space like a new addition is impossible. Conversely, if you have an older home, adding new ductwork can entail a large, costly remodeling job. Adding a ductless system in a space like this does not require extensive demolition and remodeling.
Ductwork in your home is impractical. While it may be possible to add needed ductwork for a traditional air conditioning system in your home, it might be completely impractical. For instance, if you have a historical home, adding additional ductwork can have a negative impact on architectural integrity.
You have window units. If you have a room in your home that you want to cool, you may be using window units. These keep your space cool, but they’re often noisy, obstruct your view, and aren’t necessarily very energy efficient. Ductless is much less obtrusive than a window unit, quieter, and highly efficient.
You have hot or cold spots. Ductless systems can help alleviate or eliminate hot or cold spots in your home. By evening out the temperature in spaces where it may be an issue, your traditional cooling or heating systems will operate better and much more efficiently – and that can help you save on your utility bills.
You’ve converted your attic or basement into a living space. If you don’t already have ductwork installed in these areas, then a ductless cooling system is a great choice. They’ll provide you with greater comfort and flexibility in these spaces than a window unit would, and help you add AC to those areas easily.
In all actuality, any living space that is without ductwork is probably a good space for ductless air conditioning. To learn more about how Family Danz can help you decide if ductless cooling is right for you, give us a call at (518) 427-8685 and we will be happy to help you.