If your home does not have any ducts currently installed, or if you’ve recently added a new room extension onto your ducted home, it can be difficult to find the best way to keep cool. Fans cannot actually cool a home, and portable air conditioners just don’t do the trick. Adding on ducts can be very difficult in some structures, and it takes up a lot of time and energy. But if you ask any HVAC expert about the best way to cool an entire house or room without installing ducts, they’re likely to tell you about ductless cooling.
Ductless air conditioning involves the installation of an outdoor and indoor unit, much like central air conditioners. But while central air conditioning uses a fan to distribute air through the ducts, ductless systems instead contain all of the indoor components in an air handler mounted high on the wall or ceiling. These air handlers blow cool air directly into the room, which is why most homes require multiple air handlers. However, one outdoor condenser unit can usually accommodate up to 4 indoor air handlers.
Here’s why this may be the best option for you:
- Comfort: A ductless unit provides even cooling throughout the entire home without the need for ductwork installation. Ductless units are generally just as powerful as central AC systems. In fact, many ducted systems cannot perform as well due to leaks that commonly occur in the ducts. With a ductless unit, you won’t have to worry about air leaks, which means greater comfort and energy savings.
- More Control: When you use ductless air conditioning to cool your entire home, you get the added benefit of zone control. Each air handler has its own thermostat, which means that you get to choose to set the temperature in any zone of the house separately from the other areas.
- Energy Savings: Central air conditioners risk the problem of standby energy loss due to leaky ducts. Often, homeowners are paying extra to cool unoccupied spaces such as the attic or crawlspace. Ductless units eliminate this potential energy loss, and usually have very high efficiency ratings.
To schedule the installation of ductless air conditioning in Mesa, AZ, call on the experts at Johns Refrigeration today!