In addition to traditional ducted air conditioning systems, AC King offers ductless AC repair, installation, and maintenance. There are certain advantages to ductless systems that homeowners or business owners should consider when deciding which system to install.
1) Ease of Installation
Central AC systems may work well, but they’re also bulky and difficult to install, especially in older buildings that weren’t designed for them. Placing all that ductwork correctly may involve knocking holes through walls and ceilings, increasing costs and creating disruptions during the installation process.
Ductless systems can be installed with minimal fuss. Wall-mounted units allow you to maximize square footage in your space, and multi-split systems run on pipes that require just a three-inch hole. Depending upon the number of units required, a ductless AC system can be installed in a single day.
2) Energy Efficiency
Central AC delivers blasts of cool air equally throughout your space. If you want different temperatures for different rooms, you’ll have to resort to blunt force methods like closing vents, windows, and doors.
Ductless mini split systems, on the other hand, enable you to set different desired temperatures for each room. This ensures that your system won’t waste energy cooling rooms that aren’t in use. Less energy means lower utility bills.
3) Easier to Clean
Ducted air conditioning systems accumulate dust and debris over time. And since that dust often remains out of sight, out of mind, you may not realize how badly your AC system needs cleaning until you start noticing dirty air or weak airflow. By then, your system has been wasting energy for some time trying to push air through partially obstructed ducts.
This is in contrast to ductless mini split systems, which are incredibly quick and easy to clean. All you have to do is remove the filter and wash it with soap and water. It’ll no longer be necessary to hire an HVAC technician every time you need to clean your ducts.
Central AC may still be the best choice for certain buildings, but the advantages of ductless air conditioning should inspire business owners and homeowners to put it on the list of possibilities. Contact AC King with your questions about ducted vs. ductless AC systems.