Two Questions About Ductless Air Conditioning

Is your home in need of an upgrade to add air conditioning? If so, you might be considering an option that doesn't require ductwork. Here are two questions many homeowners have about ductless air conditioning.

How Are Ductless Air Conditioners Different Than Other Cooling Methods?

The great thing about using a ductless air conditioner is that it can be retrofitted into any home. A traditional system requires ductwork that is run throughout your home, which may not be an option for you. Your home may be using a form of heat other than forced air, such as baseboard or radiant heat, so the ductwork doesn't exist. To add ductwork to your home at this point would be costly and probably impractical.

The other benefit of using a ductless air conditioner is that you can use it to only cool the rooms that you are occupying. You do not need to cool down your entire home like you would with central air conditioning, which is not a very cost-effective way to cool a home. Turn on an air conditioning in the living room when you are home during the day, and then turn on a unit for the bedrooms at night when you are sleeping.

When Is A Ductless Air Conditioner Recommended?

One thing to consider about ductless air conditioning is the size of your family. If your household is just one or two people, you may be able to save money by using ductless air conditioning because you do not need to cool down your entire home. However, a larger family may find themselves using ductless air conditioning in many rooms at the same time, which defeats one of the main benefits of having a ductless system.

You should also examine the practicality of adding ductwork to your home. While it is a costly and labor-intensive process, it is possible if you want to add central air conditioning to your home. You should have an HVAC contractor examine your home to let you know what is involved with adding ductwork and if you can stay within your budget by having central air conditioning installed.

Consider the physical size of your house as well. A small home may only need a couple of ductless air conditioners installed to make it work, while in a large home, it may not be practical to have multiple ductless units installed in places of the home that do not get used much.

For more information, contact a company like Jahnke  Heating & Air.