Are you considering a new AC for your home? Are you thinking about going ductless but you remain uncertain as to whether it’s quite right for your household? You’re not alone. While this technology’s popularity continues to build, many remain skeptical about foregoing ducts entirely. But whether you’re curious or suspicious, you may want to learn more about ductless cooling to see if it’s right for your home.
How a Ductless AC Works
To understand how a ductless AC works, you may want to consider how a conventional one works. A standard central air unit or heat pump has an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air handler/evaporator as well as ductwork, thermostats and a few other odds and ends. That’s the basic setup. As you can see, this system uses a centralized air handler that requires ductwork to pull your warm indoor air through the cooling coil. A ductless system operates by the same basic principles of refrigeration, but instead of a large indoor unit, it uses multiple indoor air blowers to keep your living space cool. They are mounted on the wall or from the ceiling, and they look very sleek.
Benefits of Getting Rid of Ductwork
With ducts out of the picture, you can lay claim to a number of important benefits. Most importantly, without air ducts between where your air is cooled and where it needs to go, you cut down on a significant amount of energy loss. Effectively, there’s less of a buffer, which means your bills will be lower. (The SEER ratings for ductless systems are generally much higher than conventional ducted units.) What’s more, you’ll reduce, if not altogether eliminate, many of the indoor air quality issues associated with ductwork, such as dust and dander buildup.
Don’t wait until summer’s over. For exceptional ductless cooling services throughout the Haddonfield area, call SPS Mechanical Inc. today!